Residential Teaching Position, Echo Hill Outdoor School

Eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay, MD

Position Title: Residential Teaching Position

Organization: Echo Hill Outdoor School

Location: Eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay, MD

Organization Overview: Echo Hill Outdoor School 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: Ecology of the Chesapeake Bay conducted on historic work boats, Swamp Ecology including Swamp Canoe and Swamp Walks; Group and Individual Development on our low and high element challenge course; Outdoor Skills in classes like Orienteering and Survival; and History and the Human Environment with classes such as Early American Studies and the “Mystery Tour”, an exploration of the cultural and historical landscape of Kent County. 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 as well as college students and adults of all ages.

Duties: At EHOS you would teach a variety of classes from all of the curriculum areas.  You would also supervise and counsel all aspects of participant residential life during their stay at the school including overnights in platform tents or dormitories, table-heading at family style meals, and supervision during recreational time and other activities.

Qualifications: EHOS is seeking motivated, energetic individuals with creativity, commitment and a passion for the outdoors. Experience working with and relating to children and people of all ages is extremely beneficial. A background in Education, Recreation, Environmental or Outdoor Education, Challenge Course facilitation, Psychology, Natural Sciences, Marine Biology, Liberal Arts or related fields is desired.

Benefits: Starting salary for Teacher/Naturalist is $250-$270 per week. Individuals with demonstrated current certification in Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid, American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, or Valid State Teacher Certification will be considered at a slightly higher starting range. EHOS owned housing and board are a condition of this residential teaching position. Ten-twelve month contracts may be available for interested, committed individuals depending upon future openings, specialized positions available, and satisfactory job performance.  A staff excess sickness and accident medical plan is available.

Application Deadline: Applications are welcome year round. Primary starting dates are in March and late August.

How to Apply: If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding experience please send cover letter, resume, two written reference letters and three telephone reference contacts to:

Betsy Zelter McCown

Echo Hill Outdoor School

13655 Bloomingneck Road

Worton Maryland 21678

(410) 348-5880