Everyone Outside is Hiring Staff Mentors
for our 2023 Farm & Forest Summer Program at Fire Ring Farm in Portland
June 19 to Aug 04
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 in all summer weather conditions (heat, rain, sun etc.). Click here for a description of our 2023 summer camp program.
Qualifications we are looking for:
Extensive experience working with children ages 5 to 16 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.
Experience interacting effectively and building trust with diverse groups of people.
Ability to plan, organize, and facilitate developmentally-appropriate enrichment activities, that reflect our core values, with another staff member/co-leader using both personal experience, the curriculum, and resources provided.
Demonstrate strong leadership, group management/safety, and communication 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 including heat and rain for 7 hours at a time.
Ability to adhere to our safety and health protocols (hand sanitizing, etc)
Available for at least 2 weeks of camp, Monday to Friday from from 8:30 AM to 4 PM
Able to attend (paid) staff trainings (June 13 - 16, 2023)
We are looking for people who embody:
Love of children
Curiosity & appreciation for nature
Attunement to the diverse experiences and identities that participants bring with them
Playfulness & fun
High emotional awareness of self and others and ability to communicate needs to leadership
Humility & service-mindedness
Creativity & collaboration
Commitment to personal & professional growth including their own awareness and knowledge of diversity matters
Commitment to equity, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and decolonization
Compensation: $15 to $20 per hour depending on experience and responsibilities.