Environmental Education Instructor

  • McDowell Environmental Center
  • Nauvoo, AL, USA
  • Jun 18, 2019
Seasonal Environmental Education - Interpretation Faculty/Instructor Outdoor Recreation - Guides- Trails - Wilderness

Job Description

Share our 1,140 acres of forests, streams, waterfalls, and canyons in northwest Alabama with groups of students from all over the South. Work with the students to foster a sense of community as well as an appreciation, understanding, and responsibility for the environment. The students, mostly grades 4 - 8, come from a variety of backgrounds and visit our Center for two, three or four-day programs.

Teach engaging, hands-on classes in the great outdoors, i.e., forest ecology, map & compass skills, earth science, aquatic ecology, Native American history, canoeing, team building, and high ropes. Adapt the established lesson plans to match your teaching style and strengths. Assist with program development. Lead recreation and evening programs such as fishing, field games, arts & crafts, campfire songs, astronomy, and live animal programs.

In order to succeed in this position, you must have a demonstrated respect and affinity for children and a desire to help them learn and grow in an outdoor environment. The following characteristics are essential: enthusiasm, maturity, initiative, sense of humor, flexibility and team spirit. Instructors need to possess current certifications in CPR and First Aid. All employees will undergo a background check once hired.

Fall position runs August 22 - December 20. 

Compensation includes $290 per week + room and board. Extra perks include single occupancy rooms, with shared kitchen, living room, laundry room, and screened porches. 

If interested, email a cover letter, resume and three professional references to mecdirector@campmcdowell.com or by mail to Beth Dille, McDowell Environmental Center Director, 105 DeLong Road, Nauvoo, AL 33578. Visit our website at www.mcdowellec.com.

Job Level



Nonprofit- NGO


$290 per week

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