Summer Programs Instructor


Montana Outdoor Science School

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Kendal Pittman

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Bozeman, MT
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Love science, working with kids, getting outside, and being part of a fun, supportive team? Apply to join the Montana Outdoor Science School as a Summer Programs Instructor! Our Summer Instructors spend their days outside, working closely with each other to lead engaging, place-based outdoor science summer camps for students in kindergarten through 9th grade.


Montana Outdoor Science School (MOSS) is a non-profit organization based in Bozeman, MT,
that inspires curiosity, awareness, and understanding of nature and science through quality
educational experiences. Established in 1994, MOSS facilitates outdoor experiences in
schoolyards and camps for over 7,000 students throughout Montana.

The Summer Programs Instructor is responsible for implementing, evaluating, and maintaining
safe, quality, and engaging educational programs – core to our mission. This position requires
flexibility, creativity, and a commitment to the organization. Because of the diversity of students
we serve (and staff we collaborate with), instructors should have the skills to address implicit
bias and be culturally responsive in all interactions. We also encourage instructors to take an
active role in improving our programs. Working in collaboration with a dedicated staff,
committed board, and community partners, instructors are the cornerstone of our operations!

During the summer, MOSS leads 5-7 camps each week for students going into kindergarten
through 9th grade. Our camps cover a variety of science topics – geology, hydrology, ecology,
engineering, etc. – and all of them are place-based and take place almost entirely outdoors.
Summer Program Instructors work with a co-instructor to instruct one of these camps each week.

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To apply, please send your resume and three references' contact information to Kendal Pittman at 

Compensation Information

This position is paid at an hourly rate of $20/hour with potential for raises each returning year. 

Benefits of this position include:

  • MOSS program discounts: discounts for summer camps, PIR days, Master Naturalist, Mindfulness in Nature, and other applicable courses. 
  • Access to ExpertVoice pro deals 
  • Spending work days immersed in nature 
  • Working in a humor-filled environment that encourages you to bring your whole self to the job