Wilderness Awareness School is pleased to announce the following job openings:
Summer Camp Assistant Instructors - Summer/Part-Time/Volunteer
Summer Camp Volunteers act as Assistant Instructors for our summer camps and receive training in youth mentoring. These volunteers get to choose at least 2 weeks in the summer to come to camp and support our instructors leading and playing games and activities. Other perks may also be included.
Please fill out a Volunteer Application online (or download it as a PDF and mail it to us) if you are interested in volunteering. Minimum age is 16. For more information, visit our Volunteer page. If you still have questions, email Samuel Bowman (Volunteer Coordinator) using our contact form.
Volunteering with us is also a great way to get connected with Wilderness Awareness School!
Creative Content Manager - Full-Time
The Creative Content Manager is responsible for creating and overseeing inspiring ways with which we engage our audiences. The Creative Content Manager works with the Chief Storyteller, the Anake Outreach Specialist, Outreach Coordinator and the Development Director on various projects, as well as other staff as needed.
Our office in Duvall, WA, as well as local areas where we conduct outdoor activities, possible longer forays on expeditions at times.
July 1, 2013. Generally 9:00am – 5:00pm, 5 days/week – flexible hours
- Assist Chief Storyteller in the development of a marketing model that focuses on a storytelling-driven strategy with blogging as the central hub
Ongoing Implementation and Management
- Develop and manage the editorial calendar – all scheduling, creation, editing, publishing and curation of posts, eNews, articles, photos, videos, etc. to promote WAS according to our content strategy
- Work with programs at key times (trips, special days, etc.) to capture stories/photos/videos from those experiences to inspire and engage our audiences
- Solicit and edit copy from other contributors, as well as training them to insure quality
- Work with Chief Storyteller to identify content topics and materials
- Media production and/or comparable experience – 3-5 years
- An interest in sharing the amazing story of WAS to educate and grow our audiences
- Outgoing, creative and caring personality with a strong desire to grow professionally and personally
- Excellent organizational and project management skills
- Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with experience as an editor
- Experience planning, shooting, editing, publishing and curating digital photo and video projects
- Familiarity with WordPress, Final Cut Pro, and MailChimp or comparable email resource
- Familiarity with social media services such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs, etc.
- Familiarity with Wilderness Awareness School’s programs and educational culture
- $35-$40K year DOE
- 5 weeks of yearly paid vacation
- Blue Cross Medical Insurance
How to apply:
Download an employment application. Fill out the application form along with a current resume AND cover letter.
c/o Wilderness Awareness School
POB 219, PMB 137
Duvall, WA 98019
Applications for this position are due by June 1, 2013
Wildlife Tracking Intensive Teaching Assistant 2013-2014 - Volunteer/Seasonal/Part-Time
The Tracking Intensive meets one weekend a month for 9 months (including two 3-day weekends). Half of these weekends are held in the Puget Sound region while the remainder are held at other sites around the Northwest. Teaching Assistants (TAs) will assist the program’s core instructors in curriculum development and delivery, logistical coordination, transportation, site management, and student management.
This position is designed to help develop the TA’s technical tracking and educational skills, and support the development of future instructional staff for the school’s tracking programs. The position is also vital to the practical functioning of the program through such things as overseeing use of school facilities, helping with coordination of program logistics, and supervising students in the field.
- Attend all weekends of the class (unless prior arrangements are made)
- Participate in monthly meetings to debrief previous month’s class and plan the coming month’s schedule
- Assist instructors in delivering program curriculum through leading field sessions, and class presentations, opportunities include:
- Facilitating mid-month field sessions that emphasize the current topics covered in class
- Facilitating evening campfires and stories or class sessions during program weekends
- Present specific curriculum pieces as arranged with Core instructors throughout the year.
- Facilitation of Tracking Club weekends over the course of the year
- Respond to student’s tracking journals on a monthly basis
- With the support of instructors, assist advanced path students in pursuing their project goals
- Free attendance to all Tracking Intensive functions (NOTE: In the event of TA responsibilities conflicting with participation, TA responsibilities will be prioritized)
- Tracker Evaluation: TA’s will have the opportunity to participate in the Cybertracker evaluation at the end of the year free of charge
- Personal support and mentorship by core instructional staff
- Regular check-ins during class weekends and preparation sessions
- 1 day of teaching team development: training and mentorship preparing TA’s to fulfill their job responsibilities and develop their technical tracking skills prior to the start of the program.
- Ongoing personalized mentorship throughout the course of the year during pre-class scouting and during program weekends.
- Excellent technical tracking skills with a focus on wildlife tracks and sign of the Pacific Northwest
- Experience and skill in Wilderness Awareness School’s educational and mentoring style
- Strong reading, writing, and verbal communication skills.
- Wilderness First-Aid Certification
- Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in outdoor leadership and experiential education and though who have successfully completed the program’s Advanced Path.
Fill out a WATI Teaching Assistant Application and submit it along with resume and cover letter to:
Wilderness Awareness School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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