Hands-on Heritage Summer Teaching Position in Santa Fe

Educator – Hands-On Heritage Summer Program 2020

Hands-on Heritage seeks fun and engaging teachers who are passionate about the environment, history, and culture of northern New Mexico.

Hands-On Heritage is a 5 week summer learning experience for Santa Fe Public School students grades 4th-8th. The program is based at two sites (usually El Camino Real Academy and Aspen Community School) but open to students from other schools as well. The themes of the program are the environment, history, and cultures of northern New Mexico.

The program emphasizes literacy and inquiry-based environmental science, social studies, and math, all related to the themes of the summer. There are twice weekly field trips to museums, farms, parks, pueblos, and other significant natural, historical and cultural sites, and arts and crafts lessons (weaving, pottery, retablos, colcha, tin work, etc.). The program also includes a variety of physical education and fitness activities. Lessons are hands-on and project-based activities.

To learn more about the program, check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HandsOnHeritageSantaFe/

The program operates during 4 weeks in July from 8am-2pm (exact times and dates TBD, possible 5th week in August). There will be one day of prep and two mandatory training days. Compensation is $30/hr depending on experience, and the program will require approximately 35 hour per week during the 5 weeks of program. Educators will collaborate with colleagues in teaching an existing curriculum, but are welcome to bring their own ideas and activities to the program as well.


● Experience teaching middle school students in a classroom or other setting

● Knowledge or education in a related focus area (ie New Mexico history,

environmental science) Preferred Qualifications:

● Bilingual in English and Spanish

● Experience in experiential education, youth development, supporting service-learning projects, facilitating team-building activities or youth leadership development

Please send a resume and cover letter stating what you would contribute to this program to Ashley Zappe, handsonheritagesantafe@gmail.com or call 505.795.2933 to learn more.

For more information, check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HandsOnHeritageSantaFe

Applications will be accepted until positions filled, but for best consideration please apply before Wednesday, April 8, 2020