Monday, December 2, 2013

Astrocamp Instructor

Instructor – School Year Position

We are currently hiring instructors for the School Year, beginning January 3, 2014 and ending May 23, 2014 with opportunities to work future seasons as well. Astrocamp is a unique non-profit education center that specializes in astronomy and physical sciences. Located on a forested campus near the town of Idyllwild at an elevation of 5,600 feet amidst the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains of Southern California. Over 16,000 students from 8-14 years old attend Astrocamp each year. With excellent teaching facilities we bring science to life through hands-on, experiential classes and activities. Our labs and facilities include an Olympic sized pool; extensive ropes course and rock wall, innovative classrooms, and two state of the art telescope viewing areas with CCD capabilities. Instructors have small group sizes and remain with the same group of students throughout their 3-5 day program. Astrocamp provides incredible experiences for kids and instructors alike. Check us out at

Salary and Benefits: Starting at $55 per day, plus Room and Board. Staff live on-site in partially furnished group apartments and all meals are provided in the dining hall. Staff are not required to supervise students in the dorms. Health insurance after six months of employment, and training is fully paid. Astrocamp is located on a 90-acre campus adjacent to a national forest with easy access to world-class rock climbing, outstanding hiking, and great mountain biking.

To Apply: Send a resume, reference list, and cover letter to Michelle Ferrara Peterson at apply to e-mail button above or send to Michelle Ferrara Peterson, P.O. Box 3399, Idyllwild, CA 92549. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Qualifications: Requires a passion for learning and working with children. Must be a positive, energetic, and organized team member eager to learn new content. Desire to work and live in a small camp community is mandatory. Requires a Bachelors degree in the physical sciences. Previous teaching experience is a plus. First Aid and CPR Certification required and lifeguard certification is helpful.  Certifications will be provided on site to those not certified.

Additional Salary Information: $55/day plus room and board