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We are Hiring!

About our Organization:

We envision a world where children are free to learn through movement, play, and socialization in a natural setting. Our mission is to offer a forest kindergarten program that is inspiring, intentional, and teaches interdependence with the Earth and all of its inhabitants.

About this Position:

We are seeking a co-teacher for Athens, Georgia’s first forest kindergarten. This teacher will work closely with the Director as co-teacher. We particularly invite applicants who would like to grow with AFK and who values the cooperative principles that inspire us. Our parent education goals and community outreach goals offer opportunities to tailor this position to your strengths.   

This is an unstructured, outdoor program for children ages 3-5. This position is for 15 hours per week during the academic calendar (August-May). This includes 8 hours of direct experience with children (two mornings per week) plus additional hours for site inspection and maintenance, planning time, professional development, parent education, community outreach, and/or administrative tasks.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Education-related field

  • Extensive outdoor experience

  • Early childhood education experience

  • Wilderness First Aid training

  • Familiarity with emergent curriculum, inquiry-based education, or unstructured learning

  • Pass a criminal background check

  • Physical ability to hike and to lift or carry a small child when needed

 

  • Strongly Favored:

    • Naturalist skills

    • Forest Kindergarten teacher training

    • Ability to play a musical instrument

    • Experience with the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy or other specialized, constructivist approaches.

Compensation:

$16-20 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.

To Apply:

Please send a resume, three references, and a cover letter to Dr. Sarah Whitaker at AthensForestKindergarten@gmail.com