Seasonal Field Instructor

University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point
Jobs - Part Time & Seasonal
Tomahawk, WI

University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point

Position Title: Seasonal Field Instructor - Temporary

UW System Title and Code: Educational Assistant-Entry (59101)


Position Information

Work Location: Treehaven Campus, W2540 Pickerel Creek Road, Tomahawk, WI 54487

Supervisor: Treehaven Program Manager

Pay Schedule-range: $10.00/hour – 40 hours/week including private studio apartment with high speed wifi available at Treehaven. Position is expected to begin in early January and end in the middle of May.

Shift: Some work periods will include weekend and/or evening duties, and some days will be in excess of 8 hours. Schedules established by the Program Manager, variable hours/week.


Department Description

Treehaven's facilities rest on an ancient glacial ridge that overlooks 1,400 acres of forest and wetland habitat that hosts an abundance of wildlife species including osprey, deer, black bear, wolf, coyote, and fisher. Facilities include a large classroom/conference center, two residential dormitory buildings that provide overnight accommodations for up to 125 people, and full food service capability. Of course, the featured "facility" is nature’s own handiwork 1,400 acres of outdoor classroom space with rustic trails. For more information, visit

University Description

Through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point stimulates intellectual growth, provides a liberal education, and prepares students for a diverse sustainable word. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Visit for more information about UW-Stevens Point.

Position Summary

The Treehaven Field Instructor will advance the mission of Treehaven, contributing to educational programs by teaching environmental education programming and outdoor skills to visiting school groups and adult workshops and trainings. Lessons taught include, but are not limited to crosscountry skiing, snowshoeing, shelter building, canoeing/kayaking, tracking, wolf ecology, Northwood’s ecology, interpretive hikes, stream study and other programming. The position will utilize social media to market Treehaven programs and update program information. The position will also assist with Treehaven operations including meeting, greeting and occasionally checking in/out groups in rotation with other Treehaven team members to provide exceptional customer service. Assist in planning or participate in public programs such as Dinner and a Speaker series, Timber Wolf Winter Ecology workshop, WAEE winter workshop and other events. In spring, help with planning and implementing the planting plan for Treehavens’s 9,500 square foot organic garden.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality science based field environmental education.
  • BS/BA in related field of study or currently working towards BS/BA in related field of study
  • Strong desire to teach in the outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and times of day including hiking, canoeing, stream and pond ecology, and winter activities such as cross country skiing, tracking and snowshoeing.
  • Ability and desire to both work on a team and being self-directed.

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. To return to a draft application, click on the “My Activities” link at the top of the screen after logging in.

How to Apply

Once you click on Submit Application, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. After submitting the application, you will receive an Application Confirmation email from the application system.

Anticipated Appointment Date: January 7, 2019


Terms of Employment

This is a temporary Full-Time Limited Term Employee position, non-exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.


To ensure consideration, completed online applications must be received by end of day on November 30, 2018. However, screening may continue until the needs of the recruitment are met.

Files must be complete to be considered. Submission in PDF format is preferred for all attachments. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references

Position Contact

For additional information regarding the position, please call or email: Brian Gibbs Chair, Search and Screen Committee


Phone: 715-453-4106

If you have any questions regarding the application process, need special arrangements, or if you submitted your application with missing materials, please call or email: Anna Golackson-Timblin


Phone: 715-346-2606