Outdoor Education Field Instructor



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Lynn Marie

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1077 Township Rd 2916
Perrysville, OH
United States

Come spend a few months in the woods leading hikes, teaching about nature, climbing the challenge courses, canoeing on the lake, and playing team building games with students ages 4th grade and up. You will be provided lodging, food, and paid training. Surround yourself with rivers, waterfalls, lakes, and like-minded coworkers. We can’t wait for you to join the team!


Job Description

Outdoor Education Field Instructors - Full-time seasonal positions available August 19th - November 22nd, 2024 with the opportunity for some work the week before and after the official season dates. Part-time instructors are also needed throughout the season. 

Seasonal contract pay starts at a minimum of $500/Week with the following benefits: On-site housing, food when working with clients, and access to our facilities including laundry, internet, the Mohican state park trails, two lakes, two rock walls, and two high ropes courses. Part-time instructor pay starts at $12/hour and increases with experience and qualifications.

Salaries increase with additional qualifications, including: WFA/WFR, ACCT Level 1 or 2, teaching license, master's degree, or ACA canoe instructor certification.

Instructors will teach and lead outdoor education sessions through:

  • Approaching learning and engagement through a multidisciplinary teaching approach
  • Guiding hikes in the state forest
  • Engaging students in environmental and STEAM-centered curriculum 
  • Facilitating challenge courses, canoeing, climbing walls, and other adventure programming
  • Promoting social and emotional learning with our team building initiatives
  • Making the program accessible for all students, regardless of ability level and background

Candidates will be:

  • Driven and motivated to serve
  • Flexible and able to thrive in a team setting
  • Kind, honest, and positive role models for the students and districts Nuhop serves
  • Equipped to instruct with compassion 
  • Ready to challenge themselves to learn and grow
  • Inspired by Nuhop’s mission and focus leading to professional outcomes
  • Comfortable working outdoors in all types of weather
  • Willing to take initiative to assist with cleaning and other duties

Candidates need to be comfortable working outdoors, excited about teaching, and able to pass a background check. This is the perfect job for recent college graduates, prospective teachers, students interested in a gap year process, professionals in environmental studies, and retired educators.

The position will require evening duties throughout the season, and occasional weekend responsibilities.  The initial training will last two weeks, and continued training will be offered as the season progresses.

How to Apply:

Send resume with references to our Director of Outdoor Education, Lynn Marie via email at:  lynn@nuhop.org  or online at   www.nuhop.org/about/employment

About Nuhop

Nuhop is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1974. A regional leader in experiential learning, Nuhop is diversified in its program offerings. Nuhop’s major areas of focus are:

  • Outdoor education programs developed for middle level students.
  • Residential summer camp programs for children that are identified as neurodiverse, i.e., autistic children and children with learning disabilities, ADHD, ODD, and more.
  • Team building programs for high school, middle school, and college aged students and groups.
  • Experiential learning and team development programs for non-profit organizations, corporations, teachers, and government agencies.
  • Challenge Course Programs
  • Rental and retreats for outside user groups.

Compensation Information

Pay starts at $500/week plus room and board