Job Openings

Outdoor Class Teacher

Frog Hollow is hiring two outdoor teachers for the 2022-23 school year. One position will be Wednesday afternoons in Seward Park and Thursday afternoons in Tolt MacDonald Park, while the other will only be Wednesday afternoons in Seward Park.

Frog Hollow’s Outdoor classes are two hour, all-outdoor, weekly classes that mixes active play, nature exploration, and fun and engaging writing projects. Each day will include a writing game, storytelling session, poetry prompt, comic-book project, story writing session, or other writing activity that helps students have a positive and creative experience with language arts. The balance of the class will be active games, circle times, and/or adventuring.

Frog Hollow is looking for an enthusiastic, kind, skilled teacher with a background in alternative/outdoor/arts education to teach the outdoor class. Great communication skills and dependability are essential, as this is a position with a great deal of responsibility. This is a great part-time opportunity to build teaching skills in a fun and creative environment.

Job Description:

Work with director to create writing curriculum. Lead writing projects and games. Work one-on-one with students, inspiring and affirming their writing, as they need help. Set a positive, nurturing, kind, imaginative, and playful tone, and work with students to make Frog Hollow a positive and safe space for all. Supervise children’s safety and help in any first aid situations. Interact with parents in a professional manner. Communicate proactively with director.

Hours: Wednesdays 2:00-4:45, Seward Park, Thursdays 1:30-3:30, Tolt MacDonald Park.

Pay: $75-100 per class per week, no benefits.

Late September through Mid-June, normal school holidays

Requirements:

~ Teaching experience, preferably arts education or alternative education.

~ Strong language arts skills and ability to inspire children in their writing.

~ Strong spelling and grammatical skills (and the humility to check when you don’t know something).

~ Ability to reliably show up to each class on time. (Getting a sub is possible but difficult.)

~ Enthusiasm for outdoor games.

~ Naturalist skills and enthusiasm for nature connection work.

~ Experience working with children with a range of learning challenges, academic abilities, and needs.

~ Cultural sensitivity and political/religious acceptance: the ability to make students of all backgrounds and family beliefs feel respected and included.

~ Strong communication skills: ability to coordinate smoothly with director and co-teacher, connect with children, and communicate with parents.

~ Talent for creating a nurturing, respectful, joyful, challenging, creative, and co-operative learning environment that respects students as human beings and calls upon them to be their best selves.

~ Ability to play active games and walk through the woods.

~ First Aid training.

~ 18 years or older.

~ Clean background check.

~ Must be fully vaccinated for COVID or have an exemption.

Additional desired strengths:

~ Desire to gain experience leading lessons and receive mentorship in alternative education.

~ Creative writing skills – enthusiasm for poetry, playwriting, comics, fiction, etc.

~ Storytelling skills.

~ Artistic and musical skills.

Please contact Becca Hall at froghollowschool@gmail.com if interested.

Part-time Assistant Teacher Position

(Note: This position is filled for the 2022-23 year. Please get in touch if you are interested in a future year.)

Frog Hollow School is looking for an enthusiastic and kind person with a background in alternative/arts education to assist in the Core Class classroom in Carnation on Wednesdays.  Great opportunity to observe a thriving alternative education class in action and to develop teaching skills with mentorship.

Frog Hollow School’s Core Class is a writing program for homeschooled children ages eight through twelve. The class meets weekly for a whole school day and explores many aspects of language arts, using poetry and other creative writing as the core of a curriculum that also includes spelling and grammar, word roots, storytelling, research writing, persuasive writing, art, singing, and nature studies. We spend over an hour every class playing outside and exploring nearby parks. Each class is a mix of ages and academic abilities, and each child approaches the projects individually. Classes have 16 students, a teacher and an assistant.

Job Description:

Assist in the classroom, helping students individually with academics, creative work, behavior, first aid, and other needs. Help with set-up and clean-up before and after class. Assist teacher with in-class prep. Accompany class on outdoor adventures. Supervise/participate in snack and lunchtime. Set a positive, nurturing, kind, imaginative, and playful tone. Opportunities to lead lessons, as well as support in developing teaching skills.

Hours: Wednesdays 8:30 – 3:30 in Carnation.

Pay: $20-22/hr, no benefits.

Late September through Mid-June, normal school holidays

Requirements:

~ Teaching experience, preferably arts education or alternative education.

~ Strong language arts skills and excitement about teaching both writing mechanics and creative writing.

~ Strong spelling and grammatical skills (and the humility to check when you don’t know something).

~ Ability to reliably show up to each class on time. (Getting a sub is possible but difficult.)

~ Experience working with children with a range of learning challenges, academic abilities, and needs.

~ Cultural sensitivity and political/religious acceptance: the ability to make students of all backgrounds and family beliefs feel respected and included.

~ Strong communication skills: ability to coordinate smoothly with lead teacher, connect with children, and communicate with parents.

~ Talent for creating a nurturing, respectful, joyful, challenging, creative, and co-operative learning environment that respects students as human beings and calls upon them to be their best selves.

~ Ability to climb stairs and to accompany class on walks in the woods.

~ Willingness to participate in group singing time.

~ Willingness to take instructions and assist teacher’s vision.

~ 18 years or older.

~ Clean background check.

~ Must be fully vaccinated for COVID or have an exemption.

Additional desired strengths:

~ Desire to gain experience leading lessons and receive mentorship in alternative education.

~ Creative writing skills – enthusiasm for poetry, playwriting, comics, fiction, etc.

~ Storytelling skills.

~ Knowledge of natural history.

~ Knowledge of other languages.

~ Artistic skills.

~ First aid skills.

Please contact Becca Hall at froghollowschool@gmail.com if interested.