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Everyone Outside is Hiring Staff Mentors

for our 2021 Farm and Forest Program at Fire Ring Farm in Portland

June 17 to July 23


We have completed our hiring for Summer 2021. If you are interested in being a volunteer to assist with this program please fill out the contact us form. If you are interested in working for our fall programs, please click here for our application form.

We are looking for vibrant, friendly individuals (16+) who love children and are able to support and mentor their exploration of the natural world. Individuals must be comfortable co-leading a group of ~10 children for a 6.5 hour day outside. Click here for a description of our 2021 summer program. 

Qualifications we are looking for:

  • Extensive experience working with children ages 5 to 12 and an understanding of age appropriate activities

  • Ability to create a safe and nurturing program experience for all children, including those who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BiPOC), LGBTQ+, etc.

  • Interacts effectively and builds trust with a diversity of people.

  • Ability to plan, organize, and facilitate developmentally appropriate enrichment activities with another staff member/co-leader using both personal experience and the curriculum and resources provided. 

  • Strong group management and safety skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Organizational and time management skills

  • Current First Aid/CPR certifications or willing to become certified prior to June 15 (cost to be reimbursed by Everyone Outside).

  • Ability to perform essential job functions involving light-to-vigorous physical outdoor activity in a variety of weather conditions

  • Ability to adhere to our Covid safety protocols (mask wearing rules, hand sanitizing, etc)

  • Available for all 5 weeks, Monday to Friday from from 8:30 AM to 4 PM (July 5-9 - option to work (paid) or take time off)

  • Able to attend staff trainings (likely June 17 & 18)


We are looking for people who embody: 

  • Love of children

  • Curiosity and appreciation for nature

  • Attunement to the diverse experiences and identities that participants bring with them

  • Playfulness and fun

  • Integrity & high emotional intelligence

  • Humility & service-mindedness

  • Creativity & collaboration

  • Commitment to personal & professional growth

  • Commitment to equity, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and decolonization

  • Supports efforts to provide programming that is culturally and linguistically competent; takes the initiative to develop own awareness and knowledge of diversity matters.


Compensation: $14 to $20 per hour depending on experience and responsibilities.

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