Job Opportunity: Science Instructor – Driftwood Education Center

Driftwood Education Center LogoScience Instructor
Driftwood Education Center
Location: Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Introduction: If you are looking for an exciting, hands-on teaching career where you educate students about coastal ecology, Driftwood Education Center would love to have you as one of our instructors. Driftwood Education Center is a residential, science-based environmental education center that has schools and groups come to learn about the natural world around us. Driftwood is based on St. Simons Island, which is one of the barrier islands off the coast of Georgia. The beautiful marsh habitat is our backyard, and the beach is only a few minutes away. Our fun and engaging classes are both classroom and field-based, and all involve hands-on experiences. Jumping in mud, walking in the sand, and seining for fish are just a few of the exciting learning experiences we offer. We also travel and teach field day trips, such as Cumberland Island National Seashore, Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, and Jekyll Island State Park. Many different classes and trips are offered to the schools that visit us, but we need great teachers to lead our groups of students. We are looking for positive role models and experienced teachers interested in science to come be a part of our education team.

Driftwood Education Center is an equal opportunity employer that is always looking for hard-working, self-motivated, and dedicated staff members to educate students at our center.

Job Description: We have openings for our full-time, seasonal science instructor positions. As an instructor, your main job will be to teach the students that visit us. You will be teaching various coastal ecology classes, along with team building and evening classes. During our field trips to Cumberland, Okefenokee, and Jekyll you will also be leading and educating a group of students. Experience in teaching and working with children is needed to be considered for a position. In addition to teaching, you will also assist in daily tasks such as animal care, tank maintenance, and various office projects.

Duration: August 17, 2016 – May 26, 2017, with an unpaid time off from Christmas until mid-January

Starting Date: August 17, 2016

Qualifications: BA/BS in biology, ecology, or related field. Must be enthusiastic and demonstrate excellent teaching ability with elementary through high school students. Flexibility, responsibility, a passion for learning, and a willingness to work long hard hours are essential. Must be able to walk 5 miles and lift 50 pounds. A minimum of 2 years of experience in residential education programs are desired.

Salary: $1000 – $1400 per month + room and board, depending upon experience.  Paid vacation and sick time provided, as well.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 references to:
Erin Mugge
Education Director
Driftwood Education Center
P.O. Box 20712
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
(912) 638-3849 office
(912) 634-0642 fax
or email to:


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