Outdoor Recreation Assistant

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Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11:00pm


Charlotte, NC
United States


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There is one vacancy for a permanent limited part-time outdoor recreation instructor at Latta Plantation Nature Center in Huntersville, NC. Hours for this position are 15-20 per week on a varied schedule that includes most weekends.


  • Develop and present outdoor recreation programs to groups of all ages.
  • Assist with the maintenance and operations of a public nature center.
  • Lead weekend outdoor recreation programs, including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, off-road Segway tours, Boy Scout badges, and outdoor skills courses.
  • Assist with the care and maintenance of outdoor program equipment.
  • Assist with special events, animal care, and other tasks as assigned.


  • Qualified applicants must have or be presently enrolled in a BS/BA degree in one of the following fields: parks, recreation & leisure, natural/environmental sciences, environmental education, or related field.
  • Applicants must have a strong desire to work with children and adults in an outdoor setting, be able to hike 3-5 miles on unpaved trails, and be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Experience with paddle sports is required; current ACA certification in kayak and/or SUP is preferred.
  • Current first aid and CPR certification and knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Piedmont region of North Carolina is a plus.
  • Position requires a valid NC or SC driver’s license. 

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How to Apply:

To Apply: Send your cover letter, resume, and a list of applicable college coursework by fax or e-mail to:

Joli Reynolds

Nature Center Manager, Latta Plantation Nature Center

6211 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone: (704) 947-3069

Fax: (704) 875-1394


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