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We Are Hiring!

Would you like to join the Heartwood team? We are always looking for passionate nature educators! If you are interested in teaching at Heartwood, fill out an application and we will get back to you if you are a good fit for one of our current positions.

Current open positions:

  • Substitute Teachers

  • 2021-2022 Nature Program Teacher


Nature Program Teachers

We are seeking program teachers to co-teach weekly classes 2 to 5 days per week in our 10-month nature programs. Heartwood provides opportunities for children and families to learn through direct experience, while hiking, playing and exploring at beautiful Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore, WA. Our teachers act as mentors, role models, and guides for the children as they spark engagement, create connections, and learn alongside the children each day.  There is also an option for summer camp work if this interests you!

Pay: start $20+ per hour, depending upon experience

Days Available: Monday-Friday, depending upon your availability

Hours: Between 10:45-3:15

10-month contract required

Substitute Teacher

If you enjoy being around children and consider yourself an all-weather outdoor enthusiast, we'd be honored to have you apply.


The lead teacher will let you know throughout the day how to best support the class, but for the most part, your role will include:

  • keeping an eye on the children and the surroundings (counting, watching boundaries, checking for hazards)

  • supporting their exploration and discovery

  • helping with bathroom breaks

  • ensuring that the class stays together during hikes

  • assisting the teacher in lessons, projects and games

  • helping to set up and take down the class space and materials

  • modeling a positive and inquisitive attitude

  • modeling a positive attitude about the weather rain and shine

Let us know if you have any questions or need to borrow any gear. We have adult rain jackets and pants. Thank you for your help!

To apply, fill out the application below or email us at:


Option 1: $20.00 per hour

Option 2: Volunteer and we will donate the value of your hours to our 2021-2022 tuition assistance program.


Days: Monday-Friday, though any availability is welcome! 

Hours: Between 10:45am-3:15pm

Occasional work

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." -John Muir

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