Job Opportunity: Environmental Education Instructor – Lake Forest Open Lands

Lake Forest Open Lands LogoEnvironmental Education Instructor
Lake Forest Open Lands
Location:
Lake Forest, Illinois
Website: http://www.LFOLA.org

Work with educators to lead students in local summer nature camps. Responsibilities include the daily care and supervision of campers, camp prep and leading ecologically-themed programs. Daily activities may include investigating local ecosystems, teaching outdoor skills such as plant and animal identification, campfire cooking, knot tying, animal tracking, canoeing and biking. This is a wonderful opportunity for educators and environmental science students to gain hands-on teaching experience. Camp meets Monday through Friday and hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. with occasional extended days and overnights.

Qualifications:

  • Must be energetic, enjoy working with children, and have a love of the outdoors.
  • Experience working with children preferred.
  • Familiarity with the natural history of our region and/or outdoor experience in camping, canoeing etc. preferred.
  • Must be comfortable in the water.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid drivers license and be certified in CPR and First Aid by start date.
  • Ability to work occasional nights and overnights.
  • Tasks will require extensive walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, climbing and lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Must pass a background check before hire.

Duration: Training begins June 6th and the position runs through August 12th. No camps the week of July 4th. All applicants must be available for the entire season.

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