Applecreek Kids' Club Lead Mentor
Applecreek Kids’ Club Lead Mentor
Applecreek Family Club is a small, private association of families who value relationships - to each other, our children, and the earth.
The Applecreek Kids’ Club is a benefit of this association and we contract with mentors to provide educational opportunities. Our association is parent-led and our parents take an important role as volunteers within Kid’s Club. As parents, we value ideas such as wild-schooling, child-lead learning, and encouraging our children’s curiosity through an exploration of natural, outdoor settings.
We are looking for a Lead Mentor that will work in daily partnership with the parents of Applecreek Kids’ Club to care for our 3-6 year old children in gentle and respectful ways, to guide our children in the wisdom of nature, mindfulness, and creativity.
You will be a good fit for this role if:
Your life purpose and desire is to work with children.
You follow a philosophy of respect when caring for our children, which includes gentleness, bodily autonomy, and choice with the absence of shaming, rewards and punishments, or bribing.
You have a lot of experience as an educator either in forest schools or traditional settings along with trainings that supported your development.
You have a strong connection to your nervous system and understand that staying regulated and co-regulating our children is part of your job.
You are interested in instilling a passion for nature in our children
You have experience building programs that have a predictable rhythm with the ability to be flexible and allow space for spontaneity
You are confident in creating activities including hand-crafts, art, and games that will capture the attention of our children
You are okay with guiding parent-volunteers and with close parental involvement. All decisions (including hiring decisions) about Applecreek Kids’ Club are made through a community decision making process.
Compensation & Benefits
This is a non-employee contract position
10 Months (Sep - June)
3 days per week - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9am - 3pm (6 hours)
Preparation time (6 hours per week or 2 hours per club day)
Office hours (2-3 hours outside of club days)
Meet with parents once a month (usually on Zoom)
4 seasonal gatherings (in person)
$4500 a month for 10 months
3 paid sick days
5 weeks of paid vacation including fall break, winter break, ski week, and spring break.
If you are interested please send a letter of intent, resume, and best times to talk over the phone to Julie Malinsky @ firstname.lastname@example.org