We work from a focus on connection and mentorship. We look for staff familiar with the 8 Shields Coyote Mentoring model or other alternative pedagogical approaches, and with experience in outdoor programming with kids. Most importantly we are interested in hiring mentors who are on a nature connection journey of their own, with passions and naturalist knowledge to bring to their role.
We are committed to this work as a vehicle of cultural regeneration, decolonizaton and community building. We offer a strong ethic of connection and mentorship within our staff team, and are always excited to bring in new team members to be a part of our vision and our growth.
We welcome and celebrate all forms of diversity in our staff team.
We hire summer staff during March of each year for programming in July and August. Working summer camps is a great way to start with us if you are interested in becoming core staff for our year-round programs.
If we have yearlong positions opening we look to fill them from May for a September start.
See below for any positions we have open at this time. Even if we have nothing posted feel free to get in touch as we sometimes have opportunities at short notice, and also rely on subs throughout the year.
We offer volunteering opportunities with an active mentoring relationship.
It's a huge support to us to have an extra pair of hands in the field, and we love supporting volunteers' personal and professional journeys of nature connection. There is a lot to learn as an educator, and a real art to teaching with the land. We view our work as an ongoing apprenticeship to the intelligence of the natural world, which is deeply rewarding, creative and challenging in our aim to bring learning experiences to young people. There is no substitute for direct experience and mentorship. So whether you are just starting out as an educator, or have experience and are curious about Coyote Mentoring, volunteering with us may be a great opportunity to deepen your skills, or simply to stay connected to nature as our oldest teacher.
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