Instructor, Nature’s Classroom

various locations in New England

Position Title: Nature on Wheels Instructor

Organization: Nature’s Classroom


  • Freedom, NH
  • Groton, MA
  • Yarmouth Port, MA
  • Ivoryton, CT
  • Lakeside, CT
  • Ocean Park, ME

Organization Overview: Nature’s Classroom New England is the largest outdoor education program in the northeast. They specialize in hands-on education with an emphasis on nature, outdoor living skills, science, and social-emotional learning. They provide meaningful programming for thousands of elementary and middle school students across New England and eastern New York each year! Each spring and fall they host students at the 6 beautiful sites. During their 1-5 day stay, students participate in an exciting variety of day and night time activities, all facilitated by Nature’s Classroom instructors.

Duties: Instructors deliver residential, 1 to 5-day outdoor education programs to students in 4th to 8th grade. The hands-on lessons focus on building critical thinking skills and exploring the connections between the natural and human-made world. Some of the favorite activities include wilderness survival, wood carving, aquatic biology, and a science fair! Instructors also facilitate team building to develop students’ leadership and problem-solving skills. Instructors are responsible for leading groups of 12-14 students throughout the program, including facilitating day and evening lessons. They are committed to providing the highest quality educational experience to the schools and are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated educators to join the team!


  • Experience working with elementary and middle school students.
  • Fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • Ability to walk/hike 3-5 miles per day.
  • Ability to work as part of a team of outdoor educators.
  • Comfortable speaking in front of a group.
  • A passion for outdoor education!

Program Schedule: Beginning of March 2023 through the beginning of June 2023. Instructors will start the season with a week of paid training.


  • $125 per day
  • Mileage reimbursement for work-related travel.
  • Shared accommodation is provided. (Service animals only. Sorry, no ESAs.)
  • You should feel comfortable sharing a room with a fellow staff member whose gender identity matches yours.
  • Meals are cooked for instructors during the week and some food is provided on the weekends.

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply. For any questions, please reach out to us at