Paddler friendly job opportunity in Mentone...

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Paddler friendly job opportunity in Mentone...

Postby granolapaddler » Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:28 pm

This job isn't paddling specific (although we do teach introductory flat water canoeing), but is in a great location for whitewater paddling (20 min from LRC) and we have employed lots of paddlers in the past... so I thought I would post it here. Our Spring Semester is especially paddler friendly with reliable local flows making it easy to get 2-4 days a week on the water, even while working full time. I don't want to sugar-coat it... we work long hours delivering a program with a highly detailed curriculum, but we also play hard and make the most of our time off and our great location (and have a hand-full of 3-day weekends scattered throughout the semester, which help balance out some of the long hours we put in). If you or someone you know might be interested, check out the job listing below.

Job Announcement:
Nature’s Classroom Atop Lookout Mountain, an ACA and AEE accredited outdoor education program, is now accepting applications for Teachers and Intern Teachers for the Spring 2017 Semester (Feb-May). Teachers (4-year college degree required) and Intern Teachers (must be 21, but no degree required) lead educational hikes, teach hands-on classes, and facilitate team building activities using group initiatives challenges and the low ropes course. Other activities include: archery, canoeing, climbing tower, and a variety of high ropes course elements. Staff contracts are seasonal (spring/fall) and staff mostly work Mon-Fri, very little weekend work required. First semester Teachers start at $325/wk and Interns start at $275/wk. Returning staff receive raises every semester and re-sign bonuses for early commitment. In addition to salary, staff receive room and board, including: meals, private bedroom, paid training, and use of internet and washer/dryer. Other benefits include a location within a short distance of great caving, climbing, mountain biking, hiking, and whitewater paddling. Download the Application Packet online ( or contact Adam Goshorn, Program Director (800.995.4769 or to request an Application Packet by mail.

Teachers must be at least 21 years old and have completed a 4-year college degree (because we teach many academic areas, no specific degree is required). Teaching certification is not required, but our salary scale does recognize Certified Teachers and applicants with advanced degrees.

Intern Teachers must be at least 21 years old and are usually in the final stages of completing their undergraduate degree.
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