Elementary Teacher / Outdoor Educator

Elementary Teacher and Outdoor Educator


The Blue Mountain Wilde School (BMWS) is a fully accredited independent elementary school with a focus on experiential education and wilderness integrated leadership development located in the Blue Mountains, Ontario.

Our mission is to reconnect our future leaders with the natural world and with themselves. We strive to create a new model of education that focuses on the whole student. We seek to create experiences and learning opportunities to ignite curiosity and passion for learning while developing confidence, resilience and courage in order to empower the changemakers.


We are seeking a multi-talented and creative teacher to become a key member of our elementary school teaching team. This position will be responsible for a class of approximately 12 students beginning as soon as possible until the end of the school year ending June 14th, 2024. Additional contracts will likely be available for the September 2024.

The BMWS Teacher is required to have a strong knowledge of the natural world, understanding of the Ontario curriculum requirements for the elementary grades, be comfortable working outside in all weather conditions and be adaptable to in an outdoor setting.

The ideal candidate will have experience in experiential education curriculum development, be creative, passionate about making a difference and excited about the possibilities and potential of a new program.



  • Backcountry / Adventure skills including: camping, canoeing, mountain biking, cross country skiing
  • Passionate about outdoor / experiential learning and outdoor education
  • Creative, energetic and fun characteristics
  • Excellent interpersonal and pragmatic skills
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Good initiative and ability to see what needs to be completed
  • Team Player
  • Wilderness First-aid
  • Experience in backcountry guiding and tripping an asset


  • OCT qualifications in good standing.
  • Must have experience in instructing students of various grades in an outdoor setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in experiential education and leadership curriculum development.

Additional Information

As a condition of employment, a valid Police Records Check (for working with the Vulnerable Sector) completed within the last 6 months is required prior to commencing work.

Beginning compensation is $225 / day, commensurate with skills and experience + benefits. This is a probationary salary that will be increased significantly upon demonstrated abilities. Our intention is to far exceed all other outdoor education programs and be competitive with Private Schools.

sound like a good fit?

Apply for Elementary Teacher and Outdoor Educator Position

Please send a cover letter and resume to Blue Mountain Wilde School at info@wildschool.ca

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