Community Education Instructor- Babler Outdoor Education Center Position Overview
The Babler Outdoor Education Center is located in Babler State Park and managed by the Rockwood School District. It serves as a rental facility and provides outdoor education programs to organized groups between 10 and 160 people. Many schools and school districts utilize the facility for field trips and overnight camps. Community and church groups rent the facility and request teambuilding and other programming. OEC Instructors work with many ages and ability levels. Work hours and job responsibilities vary depending on the season. The main responsibilities are listed below.
Payment is based on an hourly rate of $11.26/hr
Dates and hours vary. Available shifts include 4-8 hour, day or evening.
This position is responsible for the following:
Set-up and clean-up of camp classes and programs
Lead camp programs according to lesson plan in outdoor/out of classroom environment
Study and understand program information and help create curriculum
Lead evening programs such as hikes, campfire or games
Recognize problems and report them to OEC staff
Clean camp facility/sweep/disinfect as needed
Assist with scout programs
Other duties as assigned
Important Information about the position:
Instructors will be trained on-site for all programs/activities they are expected to lead.
As new programs are developed, instructor input and knowledge is encouraged and expected.
Instructors are expected to arrive to set up 30-45 minutes prior to their assigned program.
Instructors are expected to clean up program area at the end of the program day.
Outdoor Education Camp
As part of 5th, 6th or 7th grade school curriculum, students in teams of 30-160 students participate in an overnight/multi-night program based at the Babler Outdoor Education Center. Students participate in 2-8 different classes throughout their stay that are taught by teachers and OEC Instructors. They spend the night in heated cabins and eat meals in the dining hall. There is a nurse on site for all school overnight programs and parents or teachers chaperone students in cabins.
Outdoor Education Camps can be as short 1 day or as long as a 4 days, 3 nights.
Students participate in 2 to 4 classes per day led by instructors and/or teachers.
Instructors will help “meal host” or set-up, serve and clean up from meals as needed.
When not leading a program, instructors are responsible for a variety of other logistic needs such as delivering snack, cleaning, organizing program supplies etc.
Instructors will also be responsible for evening program such as a night hike, campfire or other program chosen by the school.