Science Instructor

Do you love working with kids? Do you love learning and teaching? Are you a curious person? Do you wonder at the magnitude of the universe... and lightning... and meteorites... and the Crab Nebula? Do you love craggy mountains, tall trees and star-filled skies, hiking and rock climbing? Do you want to improve your teaching skills? Do you want to hang out with people who say "Yes" to the above?

If so, then consider a challenging opportunity teaching groups of 4th - 12th grade students AstroCamp's astronomy and physical science curriculum.  Instructors are responsible for implementing an active, hands-on, experientially oriented program including lights and lasers, atmosphere and gases, gravity, and a variety of evening programs. This is a high energy program where instructors spend long days working and teaching in a unique environment.

AstroCamp is located on 90 acres at an elevation of 5,000' in the mountain town of Idyllwild.  Our excellent teaching facilities include 10 computer-driven Meade LX200s, labs, great food, an awesome ropes course and zip line, good staff accommodations and a large, enclosed, state-of-the-art swimming pool. We promise you satisfaction from a job well done and turning kids on to science with hands-on science. That's what we do!

The AstroCamp Instructor position requires a Bachelor's degree in astronomy, physics or other earth, physical, or environmental science. An interest in astronomy and the earth, physical or environmental sciences is a plus, as is experience in ropes courses, lifeguard certification, and previous experience in working with children in a camp or outdoor education environment.

For specific information about available instructor positions at AstroCamp, please send a letter of interest and resume by e-mail to Michelle Ferrara-Peterson, Program Director at: michelle@astrocamp.org.