AmeriCorps Field Education Member, Teton Science Schools

Jackson Hole, Wyoming 

Organization: Teton Science Schools

Type of opportunity: Full-time, seasonal

Contact: Katie Hoskinson & Emily Hager, americorps@tetonscience.org

Duties: AmeriCorps members will have the following responsibilities:

Build Personal Scientific Literacy & Educational Pedagogy

    • Learn and apply natural history content of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
    • Learn pedagogy and student management techniques to develop inquiry skills and content knowledge of Teton Science Schools participants
    • Develop understanding of curriculum design and implementation

Build Organizational Capacity for Scientific Literacy

    • Assess areas of organizational and community need and identify strategies to respond to that need
    • Assist in increasing, expanding or enhancing organizational services in order to address the identified need

Serve as a member of Teton Science Schools’ Field Education Team

    • Co-facilitate field activities, lead evening programs, and lead meal-time curriculum
    • Share in campus cleaning responsibilities, conference logistics, gear logistics, and administrative duties
    • Ensure participants’ safety during all programming activities, both in the field and at Teton Science Schools’ facilities
    • Drive fifteen passenger vans, canoe trailers and mini-buses to transport students, staff and equipment to field sites

Serve as a full member of the AmeriCorps Team

    • Complete AmeriCorps requirements on a timely basis; including but not limited to reflections, time logs, self-evaluation, service requirements and portfolio

Desired qualifications:

  • Must be a United States citizen, a United States national, or a legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Must have obtained a high school diploma/equivalency certificate
  • Minimum age of 21 for all volunteers and employees
  • Maintain current CPR, First Aid, and AED certification throughout the service term dates (re-certification during the term of service is acceptable, but all interns MUST have obtained initial certification prior to their start date)
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license with no DUI and no more than 2 moving violations in the last 3 years
  • Must be able to manage risk and make leadership decisions at all times
  • You may NOT have another job during your service term—work hours and schedules are too diverse to accommodate another job outside of the internship
  • Days off will be scheduled into your position. You will need to adjust within these days to plan a vacation or trip
  • Passion for nature and education
  • Ability and willingness to take initiative, solve problems and multi-task effectively and with humor
  • Ability to facilitate large/small groups of adults, families, and kids of all ages
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively
  • Willingness to work long hours, split shifts and untraditional work weeks

Start and end dates:

  • Summer 2016: May 26 – August 17, 2016
  • Fall 2016 will run roughly August 29 – November 16, 2016

Salary/pay: AmeriCorps members will receive a $1515.55 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for a quarter term (450 hour minimum).

Link to more information: View the job announcement.

How to apply: Fill out an application online. Please note that three Reference Forms must be sent to americorps@tetonscience.org by references.

Application deadline:

  • Summer 2016: We will accept applications until positions are filled.
  • Fall 2016: May 15, 2016
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