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Environmental Educator

Deadline:
Employer:
Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center

Job Field:
Other
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location:
Georgia
Location Detail:
Toccoa
Job Description:

Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center, part of Mikell Camp and Conference Center, in Toccoa, GA is seeking committed, energetic, and community-oriented individuals to join Spring 2023 outdoor education team. We provide day and overnight education and adventure programs to visitors. Our 468 acre campus, set in the Yearwood Valley near the Chattahoochee National Forest, surrounded by forested ridge lines with streams and waterfalls. Blue Ridge OEC is perfectly situated to take full advantage of this unique ecological area and provide diverse and exciting education and outdoor experiences to learners of all ages.

 

Spring 2023 Season: February 15, 2023 - May 26, 2023 *Dates are tentative based on our seasonal schedules*

 

Duties:

 

Teach outdoor environmental education classes during residential programs for students ages 7-16

Maintain teaching materials and spaces

Provide care for ambassador animals housed in the nature center

Facilitate outdoor adventure programs such as high ropes and climbing walls with child and adult groups

Lead adventure programs such as rock climbing and backpacking

Some weekend work required

Opportunities available for curriculum development for experienced employees. Blue Ridge prides itself on meeting the needs of our schools by meeting the Georgia Performance Standards.

 

 

 

Qualifications:

BS or BA required.

Preference given to those with majors in biology, natural sciences, or related field. Knowledge of wetland, stream and forest ecology.

Residential program experience and knowledge of Georgia ecosystems preferred.

Applicant should be dynamic and have a sincere interest in working with kids of all ages and learning about the natural world.

 

Without BS or BA, internships are available please inquire about rates.

 

Salary:
$400 - $425/ week DOE
Benefits:

$400- $425/week DOE plus room & board and catastrophic health insurance

Paid two week training in education and adventure programming

Paid First Aid, CPR, and high ropes training provided

Paid training in Project Wet, Project Wild, or Project Learning Tree

Extensions on seasonal employment are potentially available to interested employees

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references with contact information to Becca Frowine at blueridgedir@campmikell.com

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