Earthroots Field School (Earthroots) mission is to cultivate a sense of care and connection between people and the natural world. We do this through outdoor classes and workshops on ecological gardening, nature awareness, ancestral skills and sustainable living skills for all ages.

Earthroots is hiring an assistant instructor for our Homeschool programs, which meet 1-2 days per week August through June. We are actively hiring for this position and the start date will be  as soon as the position is filled. The assistant instructor works outdoors with children and one additional staff member. We welcome candidates who are passionate about caring for the earth, have a background in nature connection/outdoor education and have enthusiasm for learning and growing. 

Earthroots is an equal opportunity employer and encourages BIPOC candidates, people identifying as LGBTQIA+SGL, people with disabilities and people with working class backgrounds to apply.

*Our school year runs August through June, and we offer optional work during summer programs. Additional hours may become available throughout the year. Our goal is to find a good fit so that employment will continue through the school year, summer and beyond.

Assistant Instructors will assist the Lead Instructor and support the class on the following goals:

  • Guide small groups of children ages 5-12 in weekly, exploration-based nature classes with a variety of hands-on activities: wilderness awareness, ancestral skills, cooking, gardening, animal tracking, journaling, games, crafts, and storytelling
  • Facilitate conflict resolution and group management
  • Communicate via email, phone and in person with participants, their family members and staff
  • Problem-solve situations as they arise
  • Collaborate with the Earthroots team to build healthy relationships within the community
  • Work together with Earthroots administrators with clear communication and a strong work ethic
  • Support student and parent volunteers in developing their abilities to work with youth in nature
  • Represent Earthroots to build relationships with community liaisons, families and staff 

Once hired, Assistant Instructor will be required to:

  • Obtain CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Provide Valid driver’s license or state-issued ID
  • Shadow an Earthroots class
  • Have regular access to a working cell phone
  • Have regular access to a computer with internet 
  • Have regular access to a reliable vehicle
  • Attend staff training and monthly staff meetings

Hiring Timeline: Ongoing

Earnings: Based on experience, starting at $18 per hour

Volunteer positions are also available.
To Apply: send resume and letter of interest to [email protected].