Please make sure you meet our qualifications, including appropriate bushcraft skills.
Also, consider our seasonal camp positions.
Forest School Teacher (Full-time)
We are seeking a Grade 7 teacher to start at our Trackers Forest School immediately.
Great community. Excellent program. Benefits. Teach outside every day. Experience in education and long-term mentoring essential. Forest craft and primitive skills greatly preferred.
Join the Trackers Forest School and work with your own class outdoors and in nature 5 days-a-week (Sept to June). We seek mentors and teachers who see the wilderness as a teacher. This position is full-time, year-round, and includes working in our summer camps. It goes beyond simply a job, it connects you to a community.
When & Where
Full-time, Year-Round, and includes summer camps.
Apply to start immediately. Located in Portland, Oregon.
We welcome applicants from all areas and regions (everywhere).
Teacher and mentor to a class of kids in our full-time Forest School.
Hiring for Upper Grades (Currently Grade 7). Positions are open for these grades.
Experience & Skills
Individuals interested in and qualified for a full-time teaching position.
Experience in education and long-term mentoring essential.
Forest craft, primitive skills, and outdoor skills greatly preferred.
About Trackers Forest School
After over a decade of providing experiential education through mentoring programs, homeschool enrichment, after school, and camps, the Trackers Forest School continues our mission as we cultivate the next generation of naturalists and leaders.
The Forest is our classroom
We are a school of community and nature. Students learn with each other and their mentors. The forest is our classroom. Kids go outside every day. School becomes an adventure, blending academics with hands-on learning. Our curriculum centers around observation and participation with nature.
We prepare students to live in both the human world and the more-than-human one. They become lifelong practitioners of Forest Craft with a deep affinity for natural history, outdoor and primitive skills, folk art, and animal tracking.
Our programs deftly balance structure and unstructured learning. We design curriculum thoughtfully to deliver on our promises to parents and students. Academics are woven through everything we do. Your work brings mathematics, literacy, social studies, science, the arts and history into the forest, using a project-based, experiential methodology.