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Experiential Education Instructor
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Website:Blue Ridge OEC
Seeking committed, energetic, community-oriented individuals. BS or BA required. Preference given to those with majors in biology, natural sciences, or related field. Knowledge of wetland, stream and forest ecology. Residential program experience and knowledge of Blue Ridge ecosystems preferred. Applicant should be dynamic and have a sincere interest in working with kids of all ages and learning about the natural world.
Duties include teaching and maintaining environmental education classes in the beautiful southern Appalachian Mountains during residential programs, ages 7-16. Facilitate outdoor education programs such as high ropes and climbing walls with child and adult groups. Lead adventure programs such as rock climbing and backpacking. Some weekend work required. Opportunities available for curriculum development for experienced employees. Blue Ridge prides itself on meeting the needs of our schools by meeting the Georgia Performance Standards.
The staff house is on site with a short 5 minute walk to the main part of camp. The staff house has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. There are two large common rooms. WIFI is available at the house as well as the office, so you are invited to bring your own computer. If you do not have a computer for personal use, there is one available. There is a large kitchen with a dishwasher, dishes, pots & pans etc, that the staff shares. Every staff member has their own cupboard and room in the fridge. We also have a washer and dryer in the house.
Meals are provided whenever there is a group at camp. There is a large and delicious salad bar offered at lunch and dinner and a cereal bar at breakfast. Special dietary needs can be meet upon request.
Position Start Date:
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
How to Apply:
Send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references with contact information to Blake Burks at email@example.com.
Compensation begins at $245/wk plus room & board and catastrophic health insurance. First Aid, CPR, and high ropes training provided. Training in Georgia Adopt-a-stream and Project Wild. Training times are tentative based on our seasonal schedules. Extensions on seasonal employment are available to interested employees.