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Outdoor Education Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in applying for any of the positions listed below, please send a resume to:
2197 Nature Center Drive NW – Hackensack, MN 56452 Attn: Dale Yerger.


Environmental Educator


This is a field teaching position. An instructor can count on spending most of the instructional day outside with students, chaperones, and visiting staff. Our programs include field science classes (Bog Ecology, Bass Pond in Winter, Macroinvertebrate Sampling, Forest Ecology), physical skill building (canoeing, climbing, archery, snowshoeing, x-c skiing, and cross disciplinary lessons (orienteering, nature journaling, biomass basics, wind power, team building).

Environmental Educators will focus on teaching. There are also opportunities to develop and refine curriculum, create interpretive displays, participate in community programming, and contribute to a sustainably managed school.

Why should you consider working at Deep Portage? This job will provide you with valuable experiences in teaching. The number of hours and students that you will interact with will only improve your skills as an educator. The campus is a beautiful and inspiring place to live. The client schools and organizations that utilize the Deep Portage program are leaders in their fields. You will find a strong institution that is here to support your professional journey and give you opportunities to grow.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in natural sciences, environmental education, or related fields
  • Teaching experience in a classroom or outdoor setting
  • Experience with curriculum writing and development of educational teaching materials
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team-oriented environment
  • Creativity and organizational skills essential
  • An interest and commitment to lifelong learning
  • Interest in maintaining a healthy community and work place

Dates of Employment: September 2017 – May 2018

Salary:  Quality staff housing and food are provided.  Weekly Salary $325.

Contact: Please send resumes to: Dale Yerger



Summer Camp Counselors:

Deep Portage seeks broad-minded, high-energy outdoors people to provide instruction in sportsman education and science-based camps. Campers range in age from 9 to 16 according to specific camp requirements. Positions are open for the 2017 summer camp season.


– Candidate should have or be pursuing a college-level degree.
– Must be in good physical condition.
– Experience at other camps or environmental centers is a plus.

Contact: Please send resumes to: Dale Yerger


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