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JOIN OUR TEAM! NOW HIRING PART-TIME FOREST SCHOOL TEACHERS

Updated: Feb 27


PLEASE NOTE: THE APPLICATION PERIOD HAS CLOSED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!


Growing Wild Forest School, an all-outdoor preschool based in Asheville, NC, is seeking part-time educators for summer camp and year-round substitute teaching. Founded in 2016, we are the first program established by The Forest School Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to making nature connection education accessible to all young children.


Our school has no walls, and our ceiling is the wide sky. This openness, combined with consistent facilitation of daily rhythms and natural boundaries creates a compassionate and safe space for young children to play, learn and grow.


ABOUT US

Our preschool serves children ages 3-6 during the school year and ages 3-8 during the summer. We operate entirely outdoors on 3.5 private acres attached to 15 acres of public land, in all seasons and all safe-weather conditions.


We believe that:

  • Every day in the forest is a gift, and we are grateful to share that gift with children.

  • Young children, like adults, have full personhood, and are learning how to navigate the world for the first time.

  • A village of compassionate adults must support them in this learning. This means that parents, teachers, and children are all on the same team. We model and encourage honest communication between all.

Does this sound like a team that you would like to join? If so, please apply!


QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in working with young children ages 3-8, singing, storytelling, setting boundaries and leading group facilitation

  • Experience or training in child development, child psychology, and/or early childhood education

  • Preferred training or experience in Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Lifeways, Positive Parenting systems, nature-based mentoring and experiential education

  • Comfortable in the outdoors: regularly getting dirty, interacting with local ecology/ flora and fauna, tolerance of natural elements

  • Familiarity with primitive outdoor skills such as shelter-building, fire-tending and handcrafting

  • Nurturing, creative, mindful, grounded personality

  • Physical fitness: ability to crouch, crawl, walk and run on uneven natural surfaces, sit on the ground, lift and carry up to 50 lbs for short distances

  • CPR/First Aid certified, ability to pass federal background check

  • Reliable transportation


TIME COMMITMENTS

  • Substitute Teacher: 4 hr day from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on any given weekday, possibility for a series of consecutive 4-hr days or a full 5-day week. Substitutes given 12 hrs minimum notice about an opportunity to substitute teach the next day

  • Summer Camp Teacher: 28-30 hrs per week at 5-6 hrs a day in a 5-day week from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, possibility for a series of several consecutive weeks. Summer Camp runs from Monday, June 8 - Friday, August 28th, 2020.


COMPENSATION

  • $15 per hour for year-round substitute teachers.

  • $15-20 per hour DOE for Summer Camp teachers, with opportunity to learn and grow with us and expand your role within the program


TO APPLY

Email resume and cover letter to GrowingWildForestSchool@gmail.com

Please do not call or Facebook or Instagram message regarding this position.


LEARN MORE

Please see our FAQ pages at TheForestSchoolFoundation.org and GrowingWildForestSchool.org.

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