Outdoor Preschool-Age Teacher

ECE not required!
We are an outdoor recreation program.
Emotional intelligence and risk assessment is ūüėČ

Sprouting Knowledge teams work in pairs alongside children ages 3-5 to guide children on outdoor adventures though Kamloops nature parks in our flagship Forest School programming model. Our programming philosophy focuses on play as a pathway for children’s growth and expansion.

With the guidance and resources of your director you will be responsible for executing our exciting preschool age programming which has been custom designed and prepared for you. You will prepare your gear and materials before the start of program and arrive on site ready to implement a wide range of outdoor programs, activities, play and games.

As a outdoor preschool age leader you are responsible for the physical and emotional safety of children. This is a role we take very seriously at Sprouting Knowledge. You must be committed to consistently being a safe adult and a mentor.

During program, you will be present and focused on the participants’ safety and experience. After program, you may be engaging with parents/guardians, debriefing with other staff, submitting incident reports, and gathering and maintaining materials, as well as other tasks.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about outdoor learning with an ability to reach out to children and create a relationship of mutual trust through a mentoring relationship. The goal is to help foster curiosity in young people and be a dedicated ally in the process of wilderness learning.

Qualified Applicants Possess:

  • Valid First Aid with CPR
    (Remote or Wilderness preferred) 
  • Experience working in an outdoor setting
  • Energetic, creative and engaging character traits
  • Teamwork and communication Skills
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • An ability to carry a large backpack and be physically able to walk up to 6km over various terrain.

You can learn more about our mentorship model here >

We love hearing from:

  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Education Assistants
  • Teacher’s with a solid background in child development.
  • Social Workers or Counsellors

Not necessary but bonus skills:

  • Basic awareness of human psychology and development
  • Basic knowledge of local flora and fauna
  • Strong foundation in survival/outdoor knowledge and skills, with specific interests or passions 

We are looking for team members IMMEDIATELY to expand our Spring Session.

  • 8:45am-12:15pm
  • 4 days/week
  • April-June

Start Date: April
Application and Hire Dates: ASAP
Contract Term: April-June
Contract Wage: $20-25/hr

Nitty Gritty Details:

  • 8:45am-12:15pm
  • 1-4 days/week
  • 12 weeks Sept-Dec
  • 10 weeks Jan-Mar
  • 12 weeks Apr-June

Start Date: September
Application and Hire Dates: ASAP
Contract Term: Sept-June
Contract Wage: $20-25/hr

How to Apply:

Submit a resume and single page cover letter telling us why you want to work with us to krystal(at)sproutingknowledge.com with the subject line: Outdoor Preschool Teacher

Come and work for one of the most innovative and exciting children’s education programs in Kamloops!

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