Solar Educator Position

Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light and Just B Solar are hiring a Solar Educator

Seeking a creative, patient, brilliant educator to join the Just B Solar camp implementaiton team.  Just B solar engages in education and information outreach for youth about renewable energy in under resourced and under developed communities.

Join us as the lead eductator for our two 2017 camp sessions (June 19 -30, 8:30 to 12:00; and July 17-21, 8:30 to 3:00)

Duirng these hands on camp sessions youth gather to learn from local leaders in the solar arena. They build self-sufficiency by learning how to work in teams to create their very own solar boats and solar villages. They engage in the emerging field of renewable energy by building relationships with electricians, solar installers, solar marketers, and more. And they have a chance to share their life story and to dream about emerging opportunities in solar energy!

Qualifications: Some experience planning curriculum and engaging with youth age 9 to 14.  Enthusiasm for hands on learning, field trips, and engaging the imagination.  Willingness to take a leadership role in curriculum design and implementation.

Classroom teachers looking for short term summer work are encouraged to apply.

Compensation: $20 to $25 per hour depending on experience.

Please send cover letter and resume to  Application review begins May 1, 2017.  Feel free to call (612) 810-1577 with any thoughts or questions.


Keith Dent, Just B Solar founder, talks about how it got started and how you can help:

I’m a local solar installer, and I came up with the concept of the camp while attending a conference. I've listened to a few politicians, policymakers, and innovators talk about solar. Their presentations take the fun out of it. I said to myself, who better to put the fun back into solar than kids? My next thought: how can I share info with the youth from my community on a regular basis? The answer was to merge education with a fun approach, and Just B Solar was born. I think fun is how we keep kids engaged and why they learn so much so quickly.