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Outdoor Educators / Forest School Teachers at Nature School LA L.L.C.

Employer
Nature School LA L.L.C.
Location
Los Angeles, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 7, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Ecology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description
NSLA Forest School Teacher Description:

Nature School LA is looking for passionate Outdoor Educators/ Forest School Teachers to support our team starting this March 2022 in West and East LA.

We work with a student-teacher ratio of 4:1 with children ages 3-5 years. Our emergent curriculum is child-centered, interest-led, inquiry driven, and educator supported. We have a healthy balance between structured academic blocks and unstructured play time. Teachers adjust the curriculum to meet children's varying academic and emotional needs. You will teach about the environment including math, english, science, and social-emotional learning. You will also play games, sing songs and create crafts with students.

This job is unique and requires you to be positive, patient, adaptable, enthusiastic, creative and engaging. We work as a collaborative team, so you must be able to communicate clearly. Finally, you must be able to create a warm environment and safe space, practice risk-management and love the outdoors.

Responsibilities include:
  • Develop a curriculum, execute lesson plans and lead activities
  • Facilitate children's unstructured time
  • Communicate clearly with parents and teachers
  • Write a newsletter
  • Document daily activities
  • Care for materials


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor Degree, Master Degree and/or
  • 3 or more years experience interacting with 3-5 year olds preferably in an outdoor setting
  • First Aid + CPR for children and adults certified or a willingness to get this certification before the start date
  • Comfortable with leading activities, games and songs
  • Familiar with nature based education and unstructured play
  • Have a reliable car and be able to transport and lift materials
  • Have a working phone
  • 5 months commitment, March - July 2022
  • 11 months commitment, August 2022 - July 2023


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree in Environmental Studies, Biology, Ecology or other sciences
  • Min. 12 ECE Units
  • Knowledge of NGSS standards
  • Outdoor education experience
  • Experience in Reggio, Montessori, and/or Waldorf teaching models
  • Botany and plant education
  • Playing an instrument is a plus


Job Details:

Dates: March 2022 - July 2022

Dates: August 2022 - July 2023

Pay: Depending on education and experience

Hours: Between 27-35 hours a week

Time: 8:30am-1:30pm and 3pm

If interested send your cover letter and resume to info@natureschoolla.com, or apply via the HomeBase website https://app.joinhomebase.com/loc/nature-school-la-llc/job/outdoor-educator-forest-school-teacher?fbclid=IwAR2FDv2jh1Sx1sf-vfJZOHBzveDmWp-NRMlbFb6MWdCxBNVGY1iF8NX4qDg

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