Early Childhood Field Trip Coordinator and Supervisor

The Mulberry Tree

Santa Monica, CA

The Mulberry Tree is a home-based preschool program that serves
children 2.5+. It operates 4 days/week in Santa Monica. We are seeking
a Field Trip Coordinator to plan, supervise, and implement arts and
education adventures for the children on Fridays (the day we close).
We anticipate this position to require a 20 – 30 hour weekly
commitment year round.

Salary is based on enrollment and qualifications. Should a candidate
prefer to use the opportunity to create a Field Trip business (as
opposed to working as an employee), we would be very receptive to that
plan.

Responsibilities:
-       Plan trips and adventures which are joyful, safe, age-appropriate
learning opportunities;
-       Arrange supervision + transportation to and from destinations;
-       Hire and supervise a staff qualified to make these trips joyful,
safe, and age-appropriate;
-       Photograph and document adventures with reflection on the learning
that was part of the experience;
-       Plan strategies to extend the learning, either with additional
activities you implement, or by communicating suggestions to The
Mulberry Tree staff;
-       Communicate with parents regarding the experience, learning, and any
issues relevant to their children;
-       Ensure that billing, accounts, and payments for services remain current;
-       Ensure that the program does not operate at a loss;
-       Ensure the program’s insurance coverage remains current and sufficient;
-       Ensure that staff records remain current and that DOJ searches and
fingerprints are on file.

Requirements:
-       Self-starter with excellent communication, organization, and follow-through;
-       Imaginative educator with creative ideas for using the field trip format;
-       Commitment to the safety and welfare of children above all other
elements of the program;
-       Willingness to devote large quantities of time to the planning,
administration, and review of the trips outside of the actual trip
experience;
-       Good general education with the capacity to relate experiences to
the arts, history, science, etc.;
-       Knowledge of or willingness to learn about Becky Bailey’s Conscious
Discipline, a Social Emotional curriculum and system of classroom
management in which teachers coach a child toward self regulation;
-       Knowledge of local arts, culture, and nature locations and activities;
-       Degrees and credentialing, especially in ECE, a plus; and,
-       Multiple languages also a plus.


Please email a CV and cover letter to mulberrysantamonica@gmail.com.
Outline some of the ways you imagine using the position to create
quality of care for children 2.5 – 5. We shall respond within 2 weeks.
Please do not call unless you have not heard from us in that time
frame.

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