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We are passionate about building healthier, happier kids AND adults. Together we are contributing to a brighter future for our community and beyond.

Growing Wild Forest School is proud to offer one of the region's most competitive teacher salary and benefits packages, which apply to ALL of our staff regardless of hours worked or position occupied.

Read on for details, and consider joining our roster of talent!



  • Living Wage Certified, with salaries ranging from $20 to $23 per hour, based on experience.

  • Educators with specific Forest School training shall be paid an hourly premium (10% or more) as determined by the FSF Board of Directors 


GWFS Educators are eligible for the following benefits on behalf of our parent organization, the Forest School Foundation:

  • Half-payment of Social Security and Medicare taxes

  • Workers comp coverage

  • State-issued unemployment benefits

  • Paid vacation for school breaks and holidays

  • 10 paid days of sick time for full-time employees (working at least 5 days per week)


Forest School Foundation will pay the tuition costs for select educators to attend Forest School training at one of our partner programs. Employees must cover the cost of their own travel.


Do you have....

1) A love of children

2) A love of forest ecology

3) A love of learning

Join us! As the demand for forest schools continues to grow in our community and nationwide, we plan to expand our educational opportunities and enrichment programming. We are always looking for qualified outdoor educators to join our tight-knit family, either as substitute teachers, seasonal staff, or as full-time leaders. 

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