Environmental Educator

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Montevallo, AL
United States

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A CEC environmental educator facilitates a variety of cultural history, environmental science, and community building activities with learners of varied ages, learning styles, and abilities. Our curriculum covers ecological concepts, watershed sciences, Native American cultures, geologic processes, coal mining, and evening programs such as campfires, night hikes, and town hall debates. An educator leads one field group of 10-13 students throughout a school’s entire visit. This provides a chance for the educator to develop meaningful relationships with their students and tailor their lessons to best meet the interests and needs of the group. During Fall 2016, our third season, there are opportunities for staff to take on personal projects to expand their experiences in trail building, creating teaching materials, meeting with teachers, and a variety of other skills. Educators may also have opportunities to work with the field science school and Sole Sisters programs. The environmental educator position is seasonal at this time. Our season will begin mid-August and last until mid-November. 


  • Demonstrates creativity, enthusiasm, maturity, initiative, sense of humor, flexibility and team spirit
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Environmental Science, Education, Environmental Education, Biology, or a related field
  • Enthusiasm for learning and teaching about the natural world and human cultural history
  • Ability to work and live in a small community and contribute as a collaborative team member
  • Comfortable working in the outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and occasional weekends
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Pre-employment or post-hire background screening and criminal history check

Responsibilities Include:

  • Teach engaging natural and cultural history lessons to learners of all ages  
  • Create a safe, positive learning environment for learners through positive reinforcement, role-modeling, and cultural sensitivity
  • Lead groups on hikes, canoeing, and other naturalist activities
  • Facilitate low ropes course initiatives
  • Provide leadership in risk management before, during, and after classes (e.g., respond to emergencies, administer first aid, maintain first aid kits, complete incident reports)
  • Serve as a positive role model to visitors and fellow staff members
  • Maintain teaching materials and perform regular maintenance duty each week, or as necessary
  • Participate in staff meetings
  • Actively participate in program evaluation
  • Represent and support the Cahaba Environmental Center in marketing and activities that promote 
  • Complete projects that support and improve the CEC’s education program
  • Live and work respectfully with others

For more information about our programs, please check out our website at: www.cahabaec.org

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How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Director Kim Hall at khall@livingriver.org

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$275 per week + room and board. Cahaba environmental education staff live in shared housing. Each educator will have his or her own bedroom and share a bathroom with one other person. The Cahaba staff house has a community living space, laundry facilitates, and a kitchen.

For more information about our programs, please check out our website at: www.cahabaec.org