“Earthroots Field School has introduced me to an AMAZING community of people in southern California. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow as a teacher with this  school.” – Stacey Anderson, Instructor

Hiring Announcement

Field Instructors

Earthroots Field School’s (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 both lead and assistant instructors to begin working with us in the coming semester. These positions primarily work 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, those identifying as LGBTQIA+SGL, people with disabilities and working class individuals to apply. 

*Our school year runs from August through June. 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, summers and beyond.

Forest Kindergarten Program Lead Instructor


Instructors will:

  • guide small groups of children ages 3-6 in weekly, exploration-based nature classes  involving singing, crafts, nature observation, gardening and cooking. Communicate with  parents, children and staff.
  • facilitate group building and conflict resolution through age-appropriate games and  awareness exercises.  
  • communicate via email, phone and in person with participants, their family members  and staff.  
  • problem solve situations as they arise and 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


  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Fingerprinting upon request
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • 20 hours participating in Earthroots Field School classes as a volunteer or intern
  • Working cell phone
  • Personal computer with internet access
  • Reliable Personal vehicle
  • Staff Training with Earthroots Field School
  • 1 or more years of experience leading similar programs
  • training or on the job experience in age appropriate childhood education topics related to outdoors

Hiring Timeline: ongoing


Based on Experience, starting at $18 per hour 

Volunteer positions also available. 

To Apply: send resume and letter of interest to [email protected]