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Lead Environmental Educator
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Deadline to Apply:
Friday, June 24, 2016, 1:30pm
Website:Burton 4-H Center
The Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island, GA is hiring a full time lead environmental educator. We are part of Georgia 4-H which is run through the University of Georgia. This is a full time (11 months, unpaid during August) benefited position paying $23,000-26,000 a year with on-site housing available. This position reports to the center director and program coordinator for Environmental Education.
Work primarily includes teaching environmental education classes, care for captive animals, training, assisting and mentoring seasonal staff, communicating/coordinating with visiting group leaders, scheduling groups and staff teaching assignments and promotion of programs that the center offers. Position will work with our three major programs but not limited to Environmental Education, Summer Camp, and weekend groups such as boy/girl scouts. Common class topics we offer include: beach ecology, marsh ecology, seining in the ocean, reptiles, squid dissection, shark dissection, campfire, sea turtles, night walk, etc.
Additional responsibilities include working as support for the 4-H Center Director and Environmental Education Program Coordinator; working in the dining hall or kitchen as needed, driving a full-sized school bus, advanced life-guarding during summer camp, conference group support, maintenance projects, landscaping projects, and housekeeping duties. This position will require frequent nights and weekend work and "on call" responsibilities.
The selected candidate will be required to sign a partial year agreement, 1 month (August) of the year the position will not be needed. Employees returning to work from designated partial-year leave periods are continued in the same position with no break in service and no change in the original appointment date.
QUALIFICATIONS: The qualified person will have a bachelor’s degree in education, life sciences, recreation, marketing or related fields and at least one year experience teaching environmental education classes in an outdoor setting. Excellent communication, public speaking, interpersonal skills and a valid driver's license are a must. This educator would act as a mentor to seasonal staff members and always be ready to help out where they were needed.
Position Start Date:
Monday, August 15, 2016
How to Apply:
$23,000-26,000 and onsite housing.