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Elementary & Extended Day Education Guide

Home Careers Elementary & Extended Day Education Guide
Submitted: August 30
Closing: October 30


Maiya Yang
Human Resources Manager

Phone: 6513052780

Location Great River School
1326 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108
Categories Licensed
Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Health Insurance Included
Minnesota Teacher's License Preferred
Salary Range Commensurate with Experience
Work Commitment Full-Time
To Apply

To apply for this job, please contact the person listed.

Job Description

Great River seeks a versatile, active and creative teacher to teach Outdoor Education to students grades 1-6. The Outdoor Education curriculum includes environmental science, team building, outdoor living skills and outdoor recreation. This person will also provide structure and supervision during elementary recess time and in the after care program. Work hours will be from 10 am-6 pm daily.

Teaching & Planning duties

Elementary Outdoor Education Teacher (.4 FTE): Plan and teach: environmental science and outdoor recreation lessons that engage students in a variety of experiential and active lessons on the outdoors including environmental/natural sciences, team building, and outdoor living skills. Guiding a rotating schedule of mixed-age classes including Lower Elementary (grades 1-3) and Upper Elementary (grades 4-6).

Other duties of direct service & supervision:
Guide, Aftercare Program (.3): Supervise free play & provide proactive structures for games and learning of social/emotional skills when and where necessary. Provide consistent behavioral support in our daily aftercare program which encourages creative, open-ended play and self-directed choices and learning. Lead enrichment workshops for children on topics such as handwork, crafts, science activities, games, and other topics related to guide and child interests.

Recess Supervision (.1): Monitor and engage with students at recess and assist other staff members as needed to help ensure a fun and safe experience for all students.
Planning time (.2):Typical schedule for this role would be student contact from 11:30 am until 5:30 pm, with planning duties preceding, and materials cleanup and preparation afterward (remaining 0.2 FTE). This role seeks a creative, child-development minded educator looking to make an impact in a Public Montessori setting. Additional employment is also possible through our Summer Day Camp program (7 weeks).



Experience leading outdoor education lessons and activities with elementary aged children
Familiarity with the Montessori method of education
A commitment to education as a transformational experience
An ability to consider the beliefs and perspectives of others
A willingness to support a culture of collaboration and team
Enjoyment of the outdoors in all types of weather
Desire to be engaged with children ages 6-12

Experience working at nature centers, camps and/or outdoor schools.
MN State Teaching License, or the ability to get one.
Trained in Project WET, Wild, and/or Learning Tree
Experiences with name games, icebreakers and cooperative activities
Experience with Outdoor Living Skills (fire starting, camping, leave no trace, etc).
Experience in after school and/or summer camp programming
Experience with the unique opportunities and challenges of a Montessori program serving ages 6-18.
Willingness to pursue Montessori certification

Institution Description

Organization description:
Great River School is committed to Montessori pedagogy for all. The school began in 2004 with the vision to serve adolescents from grades 7-12. Great River School has grown as a Montessori presence in the Twin Cities area, now encompassing an expanding 1st-6th year elementary population. The role of the guide is to further our mission to provide a quality Montessori education through inspiring learning environments and strong relationships based on respect for the gifts of each student.

Application Instructions/Comments

Send Resume, Letter of Interest and Contact Information and relationship for three professional references (Email preferred) to:

Great River School
1326 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108

To apply for this job, please contact the person listed.

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