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Summer Teacher In Residence Posted Jan 29
Slide Ranch , Muir Beach, CA
These are residential "live-on-the-ranch" positions - including an hourly wage, with tent housing and food provided.

Position Summary
Apply yourself for 12 weeks of work that challenges you to grow as a person and as a professional educator. You will gain valuable hands-on experience in agricultural and environmental education and learn how to live and work in a rural setting as a member of a community.
From June-August, Slide Ranch hosts 10 weeks of day camp. Summer camp participants learn to care for farm animals and gardens, explore miles of wildland trails, discover ocean tide pools, cook farm-to-table, and participate in arts & crafts projects. Teachers-in-Residence lead groups of students in the 5-day experiential education camp programs.
Our Teachers-in-Residence customize each program to meet the learning needs of campers 5 – 13 years of age, as well as working with junior camp counselors age 14+. Over the course of the summer, Teachers-in-Residence may also work with adults or youth in the context of volunteer or community group visits.

The internship provides two weeks of paid teacher training and farm operations prior to the start of camp. Occasional teacher observations complement the position and provide formal opportunities for professional feedback. After the camp day, Teachers participate in afternoon training sessions on outdoor education teaching and management, gardening, animal husbandry, and/or farm maintenance.

Farm and Community Life:
Teachers are responsible for daily ranch chores, and nighttime goat-milking on a rotating basis. In addition, teachers will have residential community responsibilities outside the work day, including a weekly resident chore, cooking dinner for fellow residents twice each month, and a monthly resident meeting.

Summer Ranch and Camp Support Internship:
Slide additionally hires a residential Summer Ranch and Camp Support Intern, who will support our mission by working alongside our Garden, Animal Care and Facilities Managers as well as supporting our summer camp - but not leading weekly camp groups. This position also requires experience working with children, and includes responsibility for "After-care," our program offering an extended care option for our summer day camps. Please indicate your interest in this specific position in your application.

Desired Qualifications:
Prior experience in education or working with children.
Prior experience working in a farm setting
Flexibility, being a team player, and having a positive attitude and sense of humor.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to accept supervision and guidance.
High level of personal responsibility in work and professionalism when dealing with the public.
Ability to take initiative and adopt solution-oriented approach to problems.
Love of children and nature.

In your application, please note any prior experience with gardening, animal husbandry, environmental education, diverse populations including English language learners, art, music, performance, culinary and community living skills. This position requires patience and trust working with a team of teaching peers and organization staff. The successful candidate will possess a great attitude and strong motivation to experience all facets of the work as important to one’s learning and development. You will be required to obtain basic first aid/CPR training before arriving.

Physical Requirements:
Work can be physically demanding and includes manual labor such as shoveling, lifting up to 50 lbs., use of power tools, and chores outside of an 8-hour day.

Tent housing, healthy food, hourly wage and an opportunity to live with a group of people in a beautiful, rural setting. Applicants must be comfortable living in rustic tent accommodations for the duration of the summer.

To Apply For the 2019 Summer Teacher-in-Residence Position:
No phone calls please. Email a single pdf document including resume, a personal statement and contact info for 3 references. Applications for summer 2019 are accepted starting January 2019, until all positions are filled. For best consideration, apply by March 1st, 2019. Applicants must be at least 18 years old to apply. In the personal statement, indicate why this position is of interest to you. Describe any relevant experience in education (especially summer camp), previous experience living in a residential community, and any unique skills or diversity you would bring to this team. We are also interested in any farm, garden or wilderness experience you may have had. Please indicate in your application where you saw this internship posting.

*Please note that Slide Ranch values diversity in both our programs and our staff. People of all colors, cultures, class, age, genders, and sexual orientations are encouraged to apply.

Dates of Session: May 28, 2019 - August 16, 2019

Slide Ranch Attn: Program Team
2025 Shoreline Hwy, Muir Beach, CA 94965
Fax: (415) 381-5762