Straub Outdoors field instructors are positive, enthusiastic individuals who provide diverse student groups with meaningful experiences in nature's classroom. Our instructors have experience and/or training in natural science, outdoor recreation and working with children. Our ecology-focused curricula are supplemented with activities highlighting creative arts, socio-emotional wellness, cultural ecological knowledge, physical fitness, wilderness skills, environmental stewardship, and Spanish language. One of our top priorities is serving Latinx-identifying students and English Language Learners. Conversational fluency in Spanish is highly valued.

We are seeking 3-6 instructors for our Fall 2019 outdoor school season and will be accepting applications until the positions are filled.

Hours: Part-time, variable, seasonal and flexible. The Fall 2019 outdoor school season is scheduled to begin on September 16 and end on October 11. Instructors average 7 to 25 hours per week, depending upon class schedules and other professional commitments. All instructors must be able to teach at least one day each week during the employment period.  Please note: The Fall 2019 outdoor school schedule is contingent upon signed service agreements with our school clients and is subject to change.

Straub Outdoors is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion and welcome applications from individuals representing all backgrounds, cultures, orientations, identities, and communities. Download our Field Instructor Position Announcement for more information.


Are you retired and looking for a fun way to serve your community? Taking a gap year after high school or college? Switching careers? Want to earn academic credit toward your undergraduate degree? Become a volunteer and gain valuable professional experience! If you like the outdoors and working with young people, give us a call at 503-779-5227 or email


Tuesday, August 27 | 7:00-8:00 pm | Eco Hub, 1313 Mill Street SE, Salem, OR

Interested in learning about jobs and internships with Straub Outdoors this fall? This session will include information about field instructor positions, employment dates, compensation, on-the-job training, and career development services. 2019-20 internship positions and volunteer opportunities will also be covered. This session is free. To download a flyer, click HERE. To register, email