Field Education Faculty – Doug Walker Challenge Course, Teton Science Schools

Jackson, WY

Position: Field Education Faculty – Doug Walker Challenge Course

Organization: Teton Science Schools

Location: Jackson, WY

Organization Overview: For over fifty years, Teton Science Schools have connected learners of all ages to their backyards, America’s national parks and the world by inspiring curiosity, engagement and leadership through transformative place-based education.

Position Overview: Field Education Faculty work with trip leaders of youth, family and adult groups to customize field science programs in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Faculty also train and coach field educators who may be paid instructors, graduate students or AmeriCorps members. Faculty also manage the logistics and administrative work of the Field Education team. The administrative work includes a programmatic focus area. This faculty position has a focus area of the Doug Walker Challenge Course (i.e. Ropes Course).


  • Hosting Educational Programs
    • Work with visiting groups to develop customized, high-quality, place-based education programs.
    • Facilitate the growth of educators through all aspects of programming including meetings and debriefs. 
    • Complete administrative duties necessary for high quality programs and efficient customer service including resource management, scheduling and program logistics.
  • Focus Area
    • Manage programs and systems for the Doug Walker Challenge Course, both high and low ropes elements, including overseeing DWCC training, inspections, local operating procedures, and programmatic use.
    • Develop and manage an outreach plan to increase the use of the challenge course. Especially with local underrepresented constituencies.
  • Educator Development
    • Coach field educators to develop and refine pedagogical, instructional, and leadership skills.
    • Plan and implement onboarding, training and professional development for field educators to provide place-based programming in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks that increases scientific literacy, understanding of place and leadership skills.
  • Field Education Support
    • Serve as a member of a Field Education faculty team focused on curriculum and instruction, operations, or staffing systems.
    • Serve in the faculty on-call rotation for Field Education.
    • Support and assist in the management of Field Education systems including food service, gear, hands to work, registration, operations, campus systems and marketing.


  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in education and in the workplace.
  • Minimum of three years of experience teaching in a combination of formal (K-12) and informal (outdoor/environmental education) settings.
  • Experience coaching educators.
  • Ability to manage risk and make leadership decisions in front and backcountry settings.
  • Experience facilitating programming on both low and high elements of a challenge course preferred
  • Organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Familiarity with Google Apps.

Start/End Dates: Permanent

Salary/Pay: DOE

How to Apply: Please apply through the Teton Science School’s career center.