The Outdoor Project is The Mosaic Project’s principal program and brings together 4th and 5th grade classes from markedly different communities for a profound weeklong experience in nature. Our evidence-based, social-emotional learning curriculum is designed to address issues of difference, build self-esteem, and inspire inclusion.
This dynamic four-night, five-day experience unites three classes from schools that differ socioeconomically, racially, and ethnically. This immersive, experiential education program places students in diverse groups within a neutral setting and directly addresses issues of difference while building self-esteem and community. Students learn through shared challenges, exciting “gametivities”, honest discussions, and the power of song. Mosaic ensures that the Outdoor Project is an environment where all are welcomed and respected. Learn more at www.mosaicproject.org
Program Instructor Position: April 13-May 27
We are looking for dynamic, creative, experienced educators who are passionate about teaching social justice and creating inclusive communities. Guitarists and singers are desired in particular to co-lead day- and night-time campfires to deliver our musical curriculum. Program Instructors will participate in a staff training week followed by five weeks of teaching 4th and 5th graders at Mosaic’s Outdoor Project. This is a full-time residential position based at a camp in Felton, CA during the fall (September-October) and spring (April-May).
Facilitate games, activities, and discussions that encourage students to appreciate and respect themselves and others.
After training, lead campfires and deliver our musical curriculum.
Provide a nurturing, safe, fun learning environment for our students.
Work closely with other staff members to create a magical experience for our students they will never forget.
Train a less experienced Facilitation Fellow (if you are a less experienced facilitator, see our website for our Facilitation Fellow position!)
Supervise high-school aged cabin leaders.
Share your unique experiences, talents and skills with our community.
Minimum age of 24 (program instructor)
Experience in human-relations/diversity/social justice/cross-cultural education.
Experience working with children, especially ages 9-11.
Excellent teaching and facilitation skills.
Stamina to work extremely long, but rewarding hours.
Ability and desire to live and work in a tight-knit, diverse community.
Medical, counseling, musical, theatrical, and/or art experience is desired.
Certifications in CPR, Wilderness First Aid, and lifeguarding are a plus.
Passion for youth development, social justice, and creating peace!
Compensation begins at $675, plus room and board at the camp during the week. Weekend housing is also available if needed. Additional pay is offered to returning Program Instructors and those with lifeguard, WFR, or EMT certifications, as well as to guitarists who learn to lead campfires. Please do not respond unless you are able to make the entire 6-week commitment to this residential program from April 13 through May 27.The Mosaic Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in all areas of our work. Applications are strongly encouraged from people of color, people from low-income backgrounds, immigrants, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender and genderqueer people, people who are differently-abled, and bilingual and bicultural people.