Temp Outdoor Education Instructor

  • North Carolina State University
  • Reidsville, NC, USA
  • Oct 21, 2019
Temporary Communication - Public Outreach Environmental Education - Interpretation

Job Description

Essential Job Duties

The Penn 4-H Center provides day and overnight programs to elementary, middle and high school students on our 220 acres in Reidsville, NC. Program staff provide instruction for nearly 20 programs in environmental science and cultural history to elementary school students in the Environmental Education Program. Topics include aquatic ecology, forest measurements, predator/prey relationships, wildlife habits, pioneer living history, canoeing and much more. Staff also facilitate ground initiatives, team challenge course and High Ropes course elements with students in the Soaring Thru Spaces program, as well as provide leadership for GPS based science activities in the ORIENT program. A 2 week paid staff training is provided at the beginning of the season and as part of that there will also be a 3 day high ropes course training provided that staff are required to attend.

Work Schedule – Varies, but generally 5 day work weeks, some weekend work required. Long work days (8am-9pm) are regularly required. This is a seasonal position that ends in late May with possibilities for continued employment again in our summer camp program and fall school programs.

Internships may also be available. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Kyle Shillinglaw at 336-349-9445 ext. 305 or by email to kyle_shillinglaw@ncsu.edu

Minimum Experience/Education

-Degree in a related field or 2 years experience working with youth.

Departmental Required Skills

-Must be at least 21 years of age (by start date)
-Must have a love for working with kids
-Interest in experiential education
-Enthusiasm for hard work, and a ton of patience

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

-Previous work in a camp setting is a plus

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Anticipated Hiring Range $300/wk. Private room in staff house and meals are provided when working