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Positions: Outdoor Educator
Employer: Sunhouse Nature School
Location: on-site at Trout Lake Park, Vancouver, BC V5N 4M4

We are seeking dedicated and passionate educators to join our team as an Outdoor Nature School Educator! As an Educator, you will provide engaging and educational outdoor experiences for preschool-aged children using our provided pre-prepped material kits and curriculum activities.

This is a part-time position offering 21.25 hours per week, from 9:00 am to 1:15 pm, Monday to Friday, with a competitive hourly rate of $25-$35 depending on experience, with unique opportunities to grow within the company.

Who You Are:

  • Someone with a deep appreciation for nature-based learning, with strong leadership & teaching skills.
  • Experienced in working with preschool-aged children in a group setting & passionate about the outdoors and experiential learning.
  • Skilled in using play-based redirection strategies and proactive classroom management skills to maintain a safe environment.
  • Able to implement age-appropriate lesson plans, incorporating nature exploration, sensory experiences, storytelling, arts and crafts, and physical activities.
  • Dedicated to creating a positive and inclusive learning environment, promoting social-emotional development, teamwork, and respect for nature and one another.
  • Able to foster positive and professional relationships with parents/guardians, providing regular updates on their child's progress, activities, and interests.
  • Prepared to work in various weather conditions, including rain, wind, and cold temperatures.
  • Knowledgeable of early childhood development and facilitating developmentally-appropriate activities.

Who We Are:

  • A team of educators who are truly passionate about providing children with an intentional early learning curriculum in a completely outdoor setting.
  • An independent local program that understands the value of low-ratio classrooms and intentional class placements, ensuring each group of children is able to thrive under our educators' care within our 1:5 ratio.
  • A woman-owned business and LGBTQ+ friendly environment.

Join us in making a difference in the lives of students and inspiring a love for learning!

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Pay: $25.00-$35.00 per hour
Expected hours: 21.25 per week


  • On-site childcare
  • On-site parking

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • 4 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Morning shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Retention bonus

Application question:

  • Are you able to reliably commute to Trout Lake Park to be ready to greet families by 9:00am from Monday to Friday?


  • fully outdoor preschool teaching
  • preschool-aged group childcare/early childhood education


  • Vancouver, BC V5N 4M4 - Trout Lake Park

Work Location: In person
Expected start date: July, August, or September

To apply, please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to:
subject: Outdoor Educator Application

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 12 2024    ID: 71277