Introduction: Echo Hill Outdoor School, located on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, provides residential learning experiences designed to introduce and acclimate children to the outdoors and foster respect for and awareness of themselves, each other and their environment. Course areas include: Watershed Ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and its surrounding ecosystems, group and individual development on our low and high ropes adventure course, and exploration of history and the human environment in the Chesapeake Bay region. The program is flexible so as to meet the needs of a wide range of students, typically 3rd through 9th grade, from both public and private schools.
Responsibilities: At Echo Hill you would teach a variety of classes from all of our curriculum areas. You would also supervise all aspects of students residential life during their stay at the school including overnights in platform tents or cabins of seven to ten students, table-heading at family style meals, and supervision of free time and other activities.
Qualifications: We are seeking motivated, energetic individuals with creativity and commitment. A background in Education, Recreation, Environmental Education, Adventure Learning, Psychology, Natural Sciences, Marine Biology or related fields is desired. Experience working with and relating to children of all ages is very beneficial.
Individuals will be required to submit to a criminal background check and participate in a random and periodic drug testing program. Individuals must hold current adult, child and infant CPR/FA/AED certification for the Professional Rescuer or Healthcare Provider during the term of their employment.
Compensation: The starting salary for Teacher/Naturalists is $240-$260 per week. School owned housing and full board are a condition of this residential teaching position. Ten month contracts may be available for interested, committed individuals depending upon future openings and satisfactory job performance. A staff medical reimbursement plan is also available.
Deadline: Applications are welcome year round.
Primary starting dates are in March and late August.
To Apply: If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding experience please provide your cover letter, resume, three phone references and two letters of recommendation from different individuals to:
Betsy Zelter McCown, Associate Director
Echo Hill Outdoor School
13655 Bloomingneck Road
Worton, Maryland 21678