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Outdoor Educator



When you work for Hidden Villa, you become a part of something BIG: a nonprofit organization with over 60 years of service delivery bringing diverse people together to learn and grow towards a sustainable, healthy, and just future for all. Founded in 1960, Hidden Villa empowers young people with the skills, experience, and tools to build solutions for climate change, food security, and an inclusive society.

All voices are needed at Hidden Villa. We want our team to reflect the diversity of our community builders and participants. We seek employees for all backgrounds and life experiences to join our staff. People who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), People with Disabilities, People from LGBTQ+ communities are all encouraged to apply for our open positions. Our vision, in part, is for a fair and equitable workplace, where diversity is celebrated and can truly flourish. We recognize we have a ways to go and a lot to learn.


Outdoor Educators are integral members of our Education Department in providing environmental and hands-on farm, garden, wilderness, and challenge course experiences for students in grades PK-12th. Hidden Villa is seeking versatile and collaborative educators who are growth and solutions oriented. Outdoor Educators report to the Senior Manager of Education. This is a full-time, non-exempt position from late August to the end of May with benefits, including professional development opportunities, vacation and sick leave, medical, dental, and retirement benefits. The compensation for this position is $15.50/hour with a housing option. The responsibilities for this position primarily center around teaching (80%). Other responsibilities (20%) include lesson planning, curriculum development, and assistance with animal/garden/trail maintenance. The start date for this position is late August 2023. 


  • Lead day-long, on-site education programs using the organic garden, farm animals, hiking trails, and challenge course

  • Develop and implement curriculum for eight 2-hour classes for our After School Adventure program in a topic of your interest and passion

  • Support educational program logistics

  • Collaborate with fellow staff, teachers, managers, volunteers, and parents to create a positive, inclusive environment for our participants

  • Assist with garden/animal/trail care and maintenance

  • Participate in Hidden Villa meetings, community programs, and donor events

  • Contribute to department and organizational strategic efforts around service, access, outreach, impact and program design and delivery

  • Occasionally support organization-wide weekend or evening events

  • Other tasks and duties as assigned from time to time

  • If living on-site, co-create a life-giving communal living atmosphere by assisting with household chores and participating in house meetings

  • Other tasks and duties as assigned from time to time


  • Experience in working with children or in education (formal or informal) and an affinity for the outdoors

  • Excellent communication skills and willingness to facilitate and speak in group settings 

  • Growth mindset with the ability to incorporate constructive feedback and guidance

  • Experience, skills or willingness to learn about the following areas: farms and gardens, natural history, working with diverse populations, wilderness activities, climbing/ropes courses, and creative expression through music/art

  • Organized team player, capable of working with or without supervision

  • Must pass a Livescan background check

  • Be willing to become certified in CPR and First Aid upon employment

  • Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and have the ability to work outside performing manual labor. 


This is a nonexempt, full-time position that begins at the end of August and continues to the end of May. Outdoor Educators have the opportunity to continue with the position in subsequent school years, indefinitely. Workdays are Monday through Friday. The pay rate for this position is $15.50/hour with an on-site housing option. Occasionally weekend or evening shifts will be required to support organization/board events. Hidden Villa provides an excellent benefit package that includes professional development opportunities, vacation and sick leave, medical, dental, vision, acupuncture/chiropractic and retirement benefits. All applicants will be required to complete Livescan fingerprinting before hire. Hidden Villa is a non-smoking environment. 


Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Hidden Villa is committed to creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.