Outdoor Education Instructor

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The Outdoor School

Marble Falls, Texas

Experience Type:,
Position Available: Fall Term, Winter Term, May Term, Academic Year
Hourly Rate or Pay Range: $215/wk + Room and Partial board (meals provided when groups are there)
Application Deadline: July 31, 2017

THE OUTDOOR SCHOOL IS THE VITAL LINK BETWEEN NATURE AND THE CLASSROOM! TOS is a residential outdoor education program that focuses on hands-on experiential educational and outdoor courses. Located on Lake LBJ in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country and the other location in the lush rolling hills of the Brazos Valley, both TOS locations are located within an hour or two of either Austin or Houston. The primary ages attending The Outdoor School are 4th – 9th grades. We emphasize environmental stewardship and experiential learning by placing children in a natural environment where they can learn, first-hand, about their vital relationship with that environment.

The Outdoor School is currently hiring for the fall and spring seasons (mid-Aug to late Nov. & mid-Feb – late May). .

Instructors are the heart of The Outdoor School. Our goal is to change children’s lives for the better by increasing their self-worth and their ability to work together with others. As an instructor you will be working with children 5 days a week. Instructors will be teaching pre-approved curriculum, facilitating teambuilding and high ropes courses, and conducting evening activities. Three weeks of training provide the necessary knowledge in academics, ropes course, and any thing else you need to survive at The Outdoor School.

Responsibilities and Qualifications


• You will be learning and teaching pre-approved academic and adventure classes (these are described more on our website).
• You will be facilitating both Teambuilding and High Ropes Course.
• You will be teaching Astronomy.
• You will be potentially taking groups on field trips to surrounding natural areas.
• You will be leading fun, enthusiastic and crazy evening activities.
• You will rise early in the morning and go to bed late at night.

Orientation and training for the courses are provided in the first three weeks.


You must simply LOVE KIDS.
You must have a desire and ability to TEACH kids.
You must have a desire and ability to work in the OUTDOORS (in all kinds of weather!)
You must be SELF-MOTIVATED but also be able to accept SUPERVISION and GUIDANCE.
You must be FLEXIBLE!
You must be a person of EXCITEMENT, PATIENCE, FUN, STAMINA and possess an ability to LAUGH at yourself.
You must have finished one year of college (or equivalent).

Pay & Perks

$215/wk + Room and Partial board (meals provided when groups are here).
Pro-deals (when available).
Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid Training paid.

A central location to explore Texas’s underused State and National Parks.
Watching yourself grow as you help our program grow.

Required experience:

1 year of college completed OR 1 year of equivalent experience.

Organization Details

The Outdoor School 775 Camp Rd Marble Falls, Texas 78654 United States Website

Number of Position Openings: 4

How to Apply

Fill out the Outdoor School Instructor Application online, or you can print it, fill it out, and return it to us via one of the following.

Mail – The Outdoor School
Attn: Maddie Burnside
775 Camp Rd.
Marble Falls, TX 78654

Fax – (830) 598-1095
Email – [email protected]

Application Deadline: July 31, 2017 Apply Online Download Application (PDF File)

Contact: Maddie Burnside mburnside@outdoorschool.com