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Posted: Monday, January 1, 2018 12:10 AM


Woodshop Coordinator and Nature Program Instructor
Sienna Ranch
| Lafayette, CA

Job Overview

WAGE: $18-20 per hour with health insurance and matching 401k

JOB TYPE: Full-time

SCHEDULE: Mornings, Afternoons, Weekdays

CATEGORIES: Carpenter, Collaborative, Community Oriented, Education, Family Owned, Mission Driven, Program Coordinator, Teacher, Women Owned, Youth Worker, Instructor

Job Description

Equal​ ​parts​ ​passionate​ ​outdoor​ ​educator,​ ​vibrant​ ​naturalist​ ​mentor​ ​and​ ​tinkering​ ​woodshop/building​ ​nerd,​ ​the​ ​Sienna Ranch​ ​Woodshop​ ​Program​ ​Coordinator​ ​and​ ​Nature​ ​Program​ ​Instructor​ ​is​ ​the​ ​primary​ ​woodshop​ ​teacher​ ​in​ ​our​ ​Woodshop and​ ​Natural​ ​Building​ ​classes​ ​and​ ​camps.​ ​This​ ​position​ ​manages​ ​the​ ​shared​ ​use​ ​of​ ​the​ ​woodshop​ ​space,​ ​program supplies,​ ​materials​ ​and​ ​equipment​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​a​ ​monthly​ ​program​ ​budget.​ ​The​ ​Woodshop​ ​Coordinator​ ​and​ ​Nature​ ​Program Instructor​ ​will​ ​also​ ​teach​ ​our​ ​Nature​ ​Program​ ​classes​ ​and​ ​camps,​ ​including​ ​Explorers​ ​and​ ​Junior​ ​Ranchers.​ ​This​ ​position reports​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Ranch​ ​Director.

Non-exempt.​ ​Permanent.​ ​Full-time.​ ​Year-round.
School​ ​Year​ ​Schedule:​ ​Monday-Friday,​ ​30-35​ ​hours​ ​per​ ​week Summer​ ​Schedule:​ ​Monday-Friday,​ ​35-40​ ​hours​ ​per​ ​week Start​ ​Date:​ ​January​ ​2018​ ​(earlier​ ​start​ ​date​ ​negotiable)


● Design​ ​engaging,​ ​innovative,​ ​and​ ​fun​ ​Woodshop​ ​and​ ​Natural​ ​Building​ ​curriculum​ ​for​ ​camps​ ​and​ ​classes
● Teach​ ​up​ ​to​ ​six​ ​specialty​ ​Woodshop​ ​and​ ​Natural​ ​Building​ ​classes​ ​per​ ​week,​ ​up​ ​to​ ​four​ ​Nature​ ​Program​ ​classes during​ ​the​ ​school​ ​year,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​other​ ​classes​ ​and​ ​activities​ ​as​ ​assigned
● Teach​ ​morning​ ​and​ ​afternoon​ ​camps​ ​in​ ​our​ ​summer​ ​and​ ​holiday​ ​camp​ ​program
● Train​ ​Nature​ ​Program​ ​instructors​ ​on​ ​woodshop​ ​projects,​ ​safety,​ ​and​ ​classroom​ ​management
● Collaborate​ ​with​ ​Nature​ ​Program​ ​curriculum​ ​creators​ ​to​ ​design​ ​appropriate​ ​woodshop​ ​projects​ ​for​ ​our​ ​Nature Program​ ​classes​ ​and​ ​camps
● Manage​ ​an​ ​annual​ ​budget​ ​to​ ​purchase​ ​all​ ​necessary​ ​woodshop​ ​supplies,​ ​materials​ ​and​ ​equipment
● Manage​ ​the​ ​woodshop​ ​as​ ​a​ ​shared​ ​space,​ ​communicate​ ​with​ ​other​ ​instructors​ ​as​ ​necessary,​ ​proactively​ ​address concerns​ ​or​ ​problems​ ​which​ ​may​ ​arise
● Participate​ ​in​ ​staff​ ​trainings​ ​and​ ​professional​ ​development​ ​as​ ​needed
● Participate​ ​in​ ​staff​ ​hiring​ ​decisions,​ ​staff​ ​meetings,​ ​and​ ​actively​ ​contribute​ ​to​ ​a​ ​positive​ ​work​ ​environment
● Maintain​ ​prompt​ ​and​ ​professional​ ​email​ ​communication​ ​with​ ​Ranch​ ​administration,​ ​proactively​ ​communicate​ ​any concerns
● Take​ ​responsibility​ ​for​ ​the​ ​safety,​ ​education​ ​and​ ​happiness​ ​of​ ​all​ ​participants​ ​in​ ​your​ ​classes​ ​and​ ​camps
● Encourage​ ​respect​ ​and​ ​empathy​ ​between​ ​participants,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​respect​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Ranch​ ​animals,​ ​equipment​ ​and facilities
● Ensure​ ​appropriate​ ​and​ ​safe​ ​behavior​ ​for​ ​all​ ​participants,​ ​utilizing​ ​the​ ​Sienna​ ​Ranch​ ​Parent/Guardian​ ​Report system​ ​when​ ​necessary​ ​and​ ​proactively​ ​communicating​ ​with​ ​administration​ ​when​ ​issues​ ​arise
● Be​ ​a​ ​model​ ​of​ ​kindness,​ ​flexibility​ ​and​ ​professionalism

● At​ ​least​ ​1​ ​year​ ​experience​ ​teaching​ ​woodshop,​ ​building,​ ​or​ ​tinkering​ ​with​ ​hand​ ​tools
● At​ ​least​ ​2​ ​years​ ​outdoor​ ​education​ ​experience,​ ​including​ ​hiking​ ​on​ ​uneven​ ​or​ ​undeveloped​ ​terrain​ ​with​ ​groups​ ​of children,​ ​finding​ ​and​ ​following​ ​nature​ ​mysteries,​ ​and​ ​facilitating​ ​unstructured​ ​nature​ ​exploration
● A​ ​sincere​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​connecting​ ​children​ ​to​ ​nature,​ ​mentoring​ ​young​ ​people,​ ​and​ ​working​ ​with​ ​youth​ ​outside​ ​in​ ​​all weather
● Ability​ ​to​ ​lead​ ​curriculum,​ ​activities,​ ​games​ ​and​ ​projects​ ​as​ ​assigned,​ ​and​ ​to​ ​follow​ ​a​ ​strict​ ​daily​ ​timetable
● Ability​ ​to​ ​improvise,​ ​be​ ​creative,​ ​proactive​ ​and​ ​flexible,​ ​with​ ​a​ ​strong​ ​back​ ​pocket​ ​of​ ​nature​ ​games​ ​and​ ​activities
● Ability​ ​to​ ​patiently​ ​and​ ​positively​ ​mentor​ ​youth​ ​from​ ​a​ ​wide​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​cultural​ ​backgrounds,​ ​ages​ ​and​ ​experiences
● Ability​ ​to​ ​patiently,​ ​professionally​ ​and​ ​positively​ ​communicate​ ​with​ ​parents
● Committed​ ​to​ ​being​ ​a​ ​solution-oriented,​ ​self-motivated​ ​community​ ​member​ ​in​ ​a​ ​cooperative,​ ​team-oriented atmosphere
● Able​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​minimal​ ​direct​ ​supervision
● Able​ ​to​ ​check​ ​and​ ​respond​ ​to​ ​email​ ​communications​ ​within​ ​24​ ​business​ ​hours
● Current​ ​First​ ​Aid​ ​and​ ​CPR​ ​for​ ​Adult​ ​and​ ​Child​ ​certifications,​ ​and​ ​clear​ ​TB​ ​test​ ​results​ ​(or​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​acquire​ ​before first​ ​day​ ​or​ ​work)
APPLICATION Email​ ​cover​ ​letter,​ ​resume,​ ​contacts​ ​for​ ​THREE​ ​professional​ ​references,​ ​and​ ​answers​ ​to​ ​the​ ​application​ ​questions​ ​below to​ ​Chris​ ​Lauf​ ​at​ ​​​​ ​as​ ​soon​ ​as​ ​possible,​ ​no​ ​later​ ​than​ ​December​ ​1st,​ ​2017.​ ​​Please​ ​make​ ​sure to​ ​include​ ​your​ ​name,​ ​phone​ ​number​ ​and​ ​email​ ​address.​ ​We​ ​will​ ​accept​ ​and​ ​review​ ​applications​ ​on​ ​a​ ​rolling​ ​basis​ ​until​ ​the position​ ​is​ ​filled.

Application​ ​Questions:
Please​ ​reflect​ ​on​ ​and​ ​respond​ ​to​ ​the​ ​following​ ​questions:

How​ ​did​ ​you​ ​hear​ ​about​ ​this​ ​position?
What​ ​was​ ​your​ ​favorite​ ​part​ ​of​ ​being​ ​outside​ ​as​ ​a​ ​child,​ ​and​ ​how​ ​has​ ​this​ ​shaped​ ​your​ ​style,​ ​techniques​ ​and philosophy​ ​of​ ​working​ ​with​ ​youth​ ​outside?​ ​(max.​ ​1​ ​page).
What​ ​motivates​ ​you​ ​most​ ​to​ ​work​ ​at​ ​Sienna​ ​Ranch?
SCENARIO:​ ​Imagine​ ​you​ ​are​ ​teaching​ ​a​ ​woodshop​ ​class​ ​with​ ​8​ ​students,​ ​one​ ​of​ ​whom​ ​has​ ​a​ ​very​ ​strong​ ​woodshop background​ ​compared​ ​to​ ​the​ ​other​ ​students.​ ​This​ ​student​ ​loudly​ ​proclaims​ ​to​ ​the​ ​class​ ​that​ ​she​ ​is​ ​bored​ ​and​ ​‘knows all​ ​this​ ​stuff​ ​already’.​ ​Normally​ ​well-behaved,​ ​the​ ​student​ ​becomes​ ​increasingly​ ​unfocused​ ​and​ ​disruptive,​ ​finally throwing​ ​a​ ​pencil​ ​across​ ​the​ ​woodshop.​ ​Please​ ​briefly​ ​describe​ ​how​ ​you​ ​would​ ​handle​ ​this​ ​situation.
Please​ ​list​ ​at​ ​least​ ​one​ ​question​ ​you​ ​have​ ​for​ ​us​ ​about​ ​Sienna​ ​Ranch,​ ​or​ ​the​ ​Woodshop​ ​Coordinator​ ​and​ ​Nature Program​ ​Instructor​ ​position.
Sienna​ ​Ranch​ ​is​ ​dedicated​ ​to​ ​building​ ​a​ ​culturally​ ​diverse​ ​and​ ​pluralistic​ ​team​ ​committed​ ​to​ ​teaching​ ​and working​ ​in​ ​a​ ​multicultural​ ​environment.​ ​We​ ​strongly​ ​encourage​ ​applications​ ​from​ ​people​ ​of​ ​color​ ​and​ ​other groups​ ​traditionally​ ​under-represented​ ​in​ ​outdoor​ ​education. We​ ​are​ ​an​ ​equal​ ​opportunity​ ​employer​ ​and​ ​all​ ​qualified​ ​applicants​ ​will​ ​receive​ ​consideration​ ​for​ ​employment without​ ​regard​ ​to​ ​race,​ ​color,​ ​religion,​ ​sex,​ ​sexual​ ​orientation,​ ​gender​ ​identity,​ ​national​ ​origin,​ ​disability​ ​status, protected​ ​veteran​ ​status,​ ​or​ ​any​ ​other​ ​characteristic​ ​protected​ ​by​ ​law.
About Sienna Ranch

Sienna​ ​Ranch​​ ​provides​ ​exceptional​ ​outdoor​ ​experiences,​ ​farm​ ​education​ ​and​ ​immersive​ ​nature​ ​programming​ ​to​ ​youth ages​ ​4-15.​ ​Our​ ​program​ ​offerings​ ​include​ ​woodshop,​ ​natural​ ​building,​ ​archery,​ ​horseback​ ​riding,​ ​gardening,​ ​science, pottery,​ ​survival​ ​skills,​ ​homesteading​ ​skills,​ ​naturalist​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​much​ ​more.​ ​Sienna​ ​Ranch​ ​is​ ​situated​ ​on​ ​a​ ​21-acre family-owned​ ​ranch​ ​in​ ​Lafayette,​ ​CA.

Sienna Ranch is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic team committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and other groups traditionally under-represented in outdoor education.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

• Location: East Bay

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