Summer Instructor, Teton Science School

Jackson, WY

Organization: Teton Science School

Contact: Kendall Peacock


    • Develop and implement thematic, place-based, hands-on field science curriculum and evening programs for multi-day, outdoor learning experiences. Programs may include evenings and overnights in hotels or tents.
    • Incorporate program logistics, student interests, teacher requests, NGSS and state science standards and TSS educational framework into instruction.
    • Plan and implement non-residential week-long day programming off of the Jackson Campus of TSS. Day program specific responsibilities include:
      • Communication with parents & caregivers
      • Documentation of student learning
      • Participation in end of week celebrations
      • Overseeing student engagement and behavior management during programming
      • Participate in pre- and post-trip planning and debriefing meetings.
    • Lead field groups of 7-13 people on hikes and canoe excursions in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Desired qualifications: 

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in science, education or related field.
  • Minimum of 21 years of age.
  • At least one season of experience teaching hands-on, inquiry-based field science or environmental science, ideally in a residential, outdoor setting.
  • Experience co-teaching and lesson planning within a teaching team.
  • Experience working with students in grades 1-8th.
  • Experience teaching science and natural history in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and/or the willingness to commit to self-directed study in order to be prepared for instruction.
  • Experience managing risk, traveling and teaching in the outdoors, in variable weather conditions.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching; willingness to be part of a small community.
  • Successful applicants must pass a criminal history background check, driving record review and drug screening prior to start date.
  • Valid Class C Driving License.

Start and end dates: May 7 – August 17.


  • Salary of $100/day for 87 working days, with additional pay for evening work at $40/evening program.
  • End of season completion bonus of $12/day, for every day worked, to be paid out at the end of the summer season.
  • Pro Deals from brand name outdoor companies
  • Limited employee housing available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Meals available while groups are on campus to staff who participate in the TSS Food Coop
  • Proximity to Jackson, Wyoming and Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks

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