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We are looking for passionate, caring, knowledgable teachers to join us in expanding the curiousity, creativity, and compassion of children. 

If you are interested in joining our team please send us an email, we are always on the lookout for stellar teachers!






Palouse Roots of Moscow, Idaho is an outdoor school for children ages 4-7 with the goal of positively connecting children with nature and stimulating their curiosity about the world around them. We have an opening for a LEAD TEACHER, 30 hours per week during the 2019-2020 school year. The rate for this position is $15-$16 per hour DOE. This teacher will work on our campus Monday-Friday 7:30am-1: 30 pm. This position is only for the school year, September - May, with holiday closures following the Moscow School District. It is a 9-month appointment with the opportunity to renew. Candidate must be available to attend a conference on August 9-11 and paid orientation August 26-30.


The purpose of this position is to teach a classroom of 8 children between the ages of four and seven years, in an outdoor environment. In addition, this teacher will lead a toddler and caregiver program on Mondays from 10-11:30 and use the remainder of their work hours for planning and continuing education. Teachers will have knowledge and experience in play-based learning, emergent curriculum, local flora, fauna, and climate, and have a love for nature and the outdoors in all weather.


Some Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, parents, and staff;

  • Maintain a safe learning environment and assure the wellbeing and safety of the children in his/her care;

  • Follow all guidelines in the teacher handbook;

  • Exhibit a genuine nurturing and caring attitude to all the children;

  • Be an active learner willing to continue their growth as a teacher;

  • Be enthusiastic and prepared to explore the outdoors with children on a daily basis;

  • Be willing to follow the child in their interests rather than dictating their day;

  • Willingness to get dirty, sit on the ground in exploration, and play;

  • Be actively engaged in developing the emergent curriculum;

  • Observe and document the children’s learning, behavior, and development;

  • Address the individual needs of each child as they emerge;

  • Work directly with the assistant teacher and model/guide them in connecting with children;

  • Complete other various tasks related to school enrollment, parent relations, and business events.


Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Candidates who will be considered should have 2 or more years of experience working with children ages 4-7 in a child-centered, developmentally appropriate program. Experience and/or familiarity with child-directed, play-based, emergent curriculum preferred;

  • Applicants who currently have or are in the process of obtaining MA, BA, AA or CDA in Early Childhood Education or related degrees are encouraged to apply.

  • Active interest in the natural world and a commitment to its use as a central and daily learning and play environment;

  • Aptitude/comfort with learning basic natural history/ecology;

  • Able to speak clearly, positively, and effectively with both children and families;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;

  • Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification;

  • Excellent health, able to lift up to 50 lbs. and move easily in an outdoor setting in various weather conditions;

  • Must pass a complete background check.



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