The Nest Forest School serves young children ages 3-5. We encourage learners to develop a deep sense of place through understanding their role in the natural world. Our teaching is guided by the local landscape, Traditional Territories, and learner curiosity. We work to customize our programming around learners' passions and seasonal changes. We aim to build a foundation for a healthy start for children by fostering a deep sense of curiosity and by holding space for significant amounts of outdoor, child-led play.
We are looking for two engaging, creative and dynamic individuals to fill the role of Full-time (1 position) + Part-time (1 position) Forest School Educator at The Nest. You will join our small and intimate team! We are looking for folks who take initiative, are self-starters, and are excited to take on the roles of co-educators. Together with the team, you will be responsible for bringing the program to life for young children ages 3-5 each day when The Nest is in session.
During program sessions, you will be present and focused on the children's safety and experience. You will prioritize regular routines, consistency, and outdoor exploratory time in all seasons including Yukon winter conditions. After program sessions, you may be engaging with parents/guardians, debriefing with other staff, gathering and maintaining program materials, preparing for the next day, and other tasks as they come up.
The ideal candidates will be self-motivated and organized, passionate about outdoor learning, and able to reach out to children and create relationships based on mutual trust and mentoring support. The goal is to help sustain the program by fostering curiosity in young children, and to be a dedicated ally in the process of wilderness learning.
You will be working with your co-educators (as well as alongside other staff & volunteers) on the ground, both indoors and out, to support the learning and development of the participants. Your role may include aspects of the following (and other duties as required):
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Note: An equivalent combination of education and experience in the above areas will also be considered.
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Please email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com . Applications will be taken on a rolling basis until the right candidate is selected. Note: If you would like to submit an alternative application (audio, video, visual, etc.), please contact us in advance to set this up.
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The Nest Forest School is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to promoting equity and diversity within our workplace and greater community. We work proactively to develop a barrier-free selection process, and inclusive work environment where team members feel empowered to express authentic ideas and experiences.
We welcome applications from all qualified applicants with an interest in advancing our mission, vision and values. We especially encourage applications from members of disadvantaged and marginalized groups, including those who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, persons with disabilities, women and/or LGBTQ2S+.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jun 3 2021 ID: 60130