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teacher in residence at slide ranch

Posted: September 7 2012

Slide Ranch Teacher-in-Residence Program 
Position timetable:

  • The Teacher-in-Residence Internship (7 positions) runs from February to mid-December. Applications are accepted from July through September, or whenever positions are filled.
  • The Summer Teacher-in-Residence Internship (3 positions) is from late May to mid-August. Applications are accepted from February until March, or whenever the positions are filled.

Current Openings for 2013 Teachers-in-Residence at Slide Ranch!
These are residential "live-on-the-ranch" positions - housing and food provided plus monthly stipend.
Apply yourself for 10-1/2 months of work that challenges you to grow as a person and as a professional educator.  You will gain valuable hands-on experience in agricultural and environmental education while living and working with a group of people in a rural setting.  Teachers plan and lead experiential educational programs that include the exploration of our farm, garden, trails and tidepools.

The work week typically involves 5 teaching days.  About once or twice a month during the school year, a Professional Development Day replaces a teaching day. Teachers are responsible for daily ranch chores outside of the 8-hour work day.  Afternoon sessions include teacher meetings, gardening, and facilities maintenance/farm labor.  Several teacher observations throughout the year complement the position.  Community-related responsibilities include weekly chores, cooking dinner for fellow residents twice each month, and monthly resident meetings.  The central focus of this position is on teaching.  Teachers-in-Residence will leave having taught students from a great diversity of backgrounds.
Desired Qualifications:
Prior experience in education or working with children.  Flexibility, being a team player, and having a positive attitude and sense of humor.  Gardening, animal care, environmental education, multiple-language, art, music, performance, and community living skills.  Excellent communication skills and the ability to accept supervision and guidance.  Love of children and nature.  Work can be physically demanding; will include manual labor such as shoveling, lifting up to 40 lbs., and farm chores outside of an 8-hour day.
This position requires patience and trust working with a team of teaching peers and organization staff.  The successful candidate will possess a good attitude and strong motivation to experience all facets of the work as important to one’s learning and development.
To Apply:
No phone calls please.  Mail, email, or fax resume, contact info for 3 references, and a personal statement by September 28, 2012.  In the personal statement, indicate why this position is of interest to you. Describe any relevant experience in education, additional languages to English, and previous experience living in a community.  We are also interested in any farm or garden experience you may have had.  Please indicate in your application where you saw this internship posting.  We will begin reviewing applications in October.
Dates of Session:  late January, 2013 – mid-December 2013
Compensation:  Housing, healthy food, monthly stipend of $500, health insurance, potential additional scholarship funding, and an opportunity to live w/ a group of people in a beautiful rural setting.  Applicants must be comfortable living in rustic accommodations.
Contact:                Slide Ranch
Attn: Program Manager
2025 Shoreline Hwy. Muir Beach, CA 94965
Tel:  (415) 381-6155      Fax:  (415) 381-5762
Email: admin (at) slideranch (dot) org
*Please note that Slide Ranch emphasizes diversity in both our programs and our staff.  People of all colors, cultures, class, age, genders, and sexual orientations are encouraged to apply.
Want to learn more about the Teacher-in-Residence Program?

  • To read about our current Teachers-in-Residence, click  here.
  • Click here to read about a typical day in the life of one of our Teachers-in-Residence.
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