Pali Institute is seeking enthusiastic Educators with a strong work ethic and a passion for teaching to join their outdoor education family!
Pali Institute is a rigorous, fast-paced, fun-filled program constantly striving to develop exciting outdoor curriculum for students in grades 4-12. With over 30 class modules in Outdoor Education, Science and Leadership coupled with a professional and vibrant outdoor staff, students will experience the thrill of seeing, touching and learning about the world around them. This unique outdoor setting allows students to fully embrace the wonders of science, environmental ethics, outdoor skills, team building and leadership.
Pali strives to be an excellent educational supplement to classroom-based education and is proud to be a WSCUC (WASC Senior College and University Commission) and AEE (Association for Experiential Education) accredited organization.
|What You'll Be Doing||
Outdoor Education Instructors
The science curriculum covers a broad array of topics such as alternative energy sources, squid dissection and herpetology. With California’s seismic history in mind, Instructors test the strength of student's engineered structures. Students also learn about aerodynamic principles as they build and launch rockets. Personal and social growth is fostered and encouraged with the help of team building sessions, the low ropes course, three high ropes courses and quad zip lines.
When the sun goes down, both Instructors and students perform skits, learn about crepuscular animals while using their senses on a night hike, or turn up the music as the students perform karaoke. In addition, students are able to gaze into the night as they learn about stars, planets and the galaxy their on way back to cabins. During cabin time, Instructors can customize the students’ free time, gearing activities or relaxation time towards sharing personal passions like music or art, or adventuring out to play games during an exploratory hike.
By the end of the week, you are able to reflect on both the rewards of working with children and teaching in the outdoors.
When not in cabin, Pali Institute offers seven off-site houses for staff to reside in. With an extensive training period where curriculum is showcased and discussed, local ropes procedures are trained, and team building is not only taught, but enjoyed—a family culture emerges each season. You will meet some of the closest friends you will ever make while working and living with other light hearted and fun individuals.
Come expand your network with Pali staff members from all over the United States.
Live the Southern California Lifestyle!
2017 Season Employment Dates
This is a full-time residential position Monday through Friday with hours scheduled according to group attendance and additional duties as assigned. There are a few weekends with schools booked as well as opportunities for conference work.
While 80-85% of the time will be spent in cabin, Instructors have the majority of weekends off—allowing for ample opportunity to explore the immediate area or further away destinations. With city life bustling below, lakes nearby, plenty of trails to explore, and great climbing opportunities only minutes away, there is no lack of recreation to be had on free time. Small town living in the San Bernardino mountains also provides a cozy retreat from the inland empire, and other large metropolitan areas.
|Perks & Rewards||
On the Job Training!
Compensation includes $280/week and an extra $25 for each night in cabin (a Master’s degree or teaching certificate considered for extra pay), fully furnished off-site housing with WiFi and laundry for weekend and out-of-cabin use, meals starting at lunch on Monday and ending at lunch on Friday, 50% of health benefits after 90 days and pro-deal purchases.
Are you the right fit?
Ideal applicants have a passion for teaching, enthusiasm, initiative, patience, a good sense of humor and are flexible, team players, growth oriented, active and physically able to complete all tasks associated with the job (hiking, belaying, working long hours…).
While past experience is preferred and pivotal to the program, someone with the right skill sets and motivations can often be an asset to the Pali team.
|Application & Connections||
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Make sure to attach your resume and cover letter to the online application. Feel free to follow up on your application by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org.