Mulgrave School

Outdoor Education Teacher



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By inspiring excellence – the continuous pursuit of personal best – in education and life, Mulgrave strives to equip lifelong learners to thrive in a culturally diverse and interdependent world and to embrace, with passion and confidence, their responsibility always to do their best to support others and to make a difference by serving their communities, both locally and in the world at large.

Position: Outdoor Education Teacher
Start: 2020-08-13
SchoolMulgrave School
City: West Vancouver, British Columbia

Posting Date: 2020-02-12

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Outdoor Education Teacher

Temporary Full-Time (2020.21 academic year)

Mulgrave is an independent, non-denominational, co-educational school which is committed to providing an excellent academic programme from Pre-K through Grade 12. We are now inviting applications for an Outdoor Education Teacher for the 2020.21 academic year.

This is a key role in Mulgrave’s Outdoor Education (OE) department, with responsibility for contributing to the ongoing development of the OE program, including planning and executing the school’s extensive Pre-K to grade 12 program, in close collaboration with other members of the Outdoor Education team. The successful applicant will be a knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic outdoor educator.

This position includes a teaching component, dependent on the successful candidate’s interest and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with successful teaching experience at the Upper School (G7-12) level.

Duties and Responsibilities

The position will include the following responsibilities:

  • Help in the development and facilitation of a variety of outdoor education experiences on and off campus
  • Development and supervision of a variety of overnight and weekend trips throughout the year
  • Work with a variety of grade levels from Pre-K to grade 12
  • Establish strong, positive relationships with students and foster a healthy environment for outdoor education in accordance with the mission and values of the school
  • Execute the policies and procedures relevant to the scope of operations within the department
  • Administrative tasks associated with the outdoor education program
  • Outdoor Education gear maintenance, repair, and inventorying

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a Canadian resident and/or legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must meet or be willing to obtain all requirements to be certified to teach in British Columbia
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, or the equivalent
  • Demonstrated excellence in interacting with students of a variety of ages
  • Class 4 Driver’s license, or ability to obtain by August 2020
  • Current Wilderness First Aid Certification, or ability to obtain by August 2020
  • Clear vision of the role that outdoor education plays in the personal development of young people
  • A high level of physical fitness and passion for the outdoors
  • Commitment to the highest standards of professional conduct in relation to risk management and adherence to outdoor industry best practices

Preferred Experience and Qualities:

  • Knowledge of one or more IB programmes (DP, MYP, or PYP)
  • At least three years’ successful experience as an Outdoor Education or classroom teacher in a school setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Strong organisational, communication, administrative and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with Google Apps for Education
  • Sea Kayak Guide Alliance of BC Kayaking AOG (or equivalent)
  • Professional training and/or certification in some of the following areas: Bronze Cross, NLS, Nordic skiing, Avalanche safety, Search and Rescue, Backpacking, Canoeing, Climbing, etc.

Please see our website for further information about our school and a detailed job description at

Your resume and covering letter should be submitted to by February 29, 2020.

We thank all interested parties. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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