Job Opportunity: Environmental Educator – Alabama 4-H Science School

Alabama 4H Science School LogoEnvironmental Educator
Alabama 4-H Science school
Location:
Columbiana, Alabama
Website: http://www.aces.edu/4-H-youth/4H-Center/crss/

Located on the property of the Alabama 4-H Center, the Alabama 4-H Science School rests on 264 acres of lush rolling woodlands along the banks of beautiful Lay Lake and is surrounded by some of the state’s most ecologically diverse features, including the Cahaba River, Talladega National Forest, Cheaha Wilderness and Oak Mountain State Park. The Center is also located only 35 miles from Birmingham, a culturally diverse city with excellent dining, music and arts.

At the 4-H Science School, environmental educators will provide hands-on, educational experiences that connect people of all ages to the natural world and each other, while fostering respect and understanding for the environment and stimulating critical thinking and educated decision making to engender environmental stewardship.

Are you ready to take the next step and start building or expanding your foundation in environmental education, outdoor education and animal husbandry? The tremendous amount of learning and teaching opportunities at the Alabama 4-H Science School enables seasonal instructors to become well equipped for most any position in the outdoor field. You’ll get involved with team building facilitation, belaying, science-based teaching, live animal husbandry for an extensive collection of native and non-native species, and the list goes on! Positions are available during the spring (mid-February to mid-May), summer (end of May to mid-August) and fall (mid-August to mid-December). Preference is given to those who can make a 2+ season commitment.

Benefits include a salary of $290/week (paid monthly), furnished staff housing, meals when the dining room is in service, and an extensive staff educational training program, including animal care, Alabama Boating License online course reimbursement (with completion of Lifeguard training), and certification in CPR/AED/First Aid.

The staff duplex is located on camp property about one mile from the main camp and includes a private room with queen or full size bed. Off-site housing is provided in two apartments about six miles from camp and three staff share each 2-bedroom apartment with laundry, kitchen and living room. Having a car to help get to work on colder/rainy days as well as for use to explore the great state in down time is preferred.

Those who are flexible, genuinely enjoy working with children, and want to better themselves for the future will thrive at the Alabama 4-H Science School. An ideal applicant has high-energy and is attentive, honest, hardworking, positive, outgoing, thorough in their work, and able to communicate when they are unsure.

Applicants must have a college degree in education, environmental education, outdoor education, natural science, recreation or in a related field, the ability to pass a criminal background check, and 1-2 seasons previous experience in the field is preferred.

Now Hiring for the Spring Season which starts on February 15th!

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