Assistant Forest School Teacher

San Francisco, California, United States


Location: Golden Gate Park Type: Part Time / Full Time

Little Earthlings Forest School is seeking assistant forest school class leaders to help guide our all-outdoor program in Golden Gate Park. At Little Earthlings Forest School, we strive to nurture the whole child. We understand that children

are new on Earth and learning what it means to be themselves and to be here. We believe that a wonderful childhood starts with imaginative play and a supportive community; with a meaningful connection to nature and wildlife; with vigorous physical work and nourishing food; with simple rhythms and consistency; with feeling at home in the forest. Learn more about us here.

Little Earthlings Forest School is a powerful counter-balance to the increasing electronic presence in the lives of young children. We provide and all year all outdoor experience with the Earth. Children climb trees instead of structures, get wet and muddy, learn to become strong and self sufficient, anticipate and plan for eventualities, plant seeds and pull grass, collect flowers and learn herb lore, identify trees, animal species, and explore on and off trail through all seasons. In these first 5 years, the connections young children make with the natural world, through sensory experiences, emotional development and social interactions, will remain for the rest of their lives. Child led, nature based, experiential learning provided, supported and protected by you.

We are seeking like-minded individuals who are up for the hard, yet invigorating work of a forest school teacher. Potential candidates must be flexible and exhibit a willingness to perform any job, be it crouching low to the ground to build tiny houses made of leaves and sticks, getting down in the dirt to make mud pies, or lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds.

Duties with Children

Parent Relations

Staff Relations

Professional Expectations

Desired Qualifications

Salary: Negotiable Depending on Experience

Hours: The school follows the SFUSD calendar.

  1. Part-time position requires 4 hours a day from 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
  2. Part-time position requires 3 hours a day from 12:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  3. Full-time position requires 6.5 hours a day from 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

The school day is 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Required attendance at school meetings/events such as community pot lucks and Camping trips.


Please submit your resume along with a cover letter telling us why you are interested in joining our team.

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