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Environmental Educator

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Lead K-12 students in multi-disciplinary classes in the outdoors at Wahsega 4-H Center in the North Georgia Mountains near Dahlonega. Wahsega 4-H Center is a residential educational facility for students attending 1-, 2- or 3-day field studies.

Class subjects offered include both life and earth science, survival skills, team building, high- and low-ropes challenges, and pioneer living skills. Two weeks of paid, in-depth training in all subject areas is provided. Other duties include care of captive wildlife in the herpetology lab, curriculum development, assisting in cleanup of facilities at the end of each session and 2 to 3 hours of KP (Kitchen Patrol) each week.

REQUIREMENTS:

Commitment, genuine interest in child development, dynamic personality, well-developed communication skills, creativity, and leadership ability;Required a Bachelor's degree. Bachelor’s degree in Education, Natural Science, Environmental Education, Biology, Forestry, Outdoor Education, or related fields preferred. Separate staff housing provided on-site; we do not require staff to chaperone children overnight. Inquire about internships for college seniors. Successful applicants will be required to authorize a background check which must clear before starting work.

LOCATION:

Live and work at Wahsega 4-H Center in the beautiful Chattahoochee National Forest just minutes from the Appalachian Trail, cascading waterfalls and numerous other recreational opportunities.

SEASON:

Spring 2017 – February 16th through May 25th. A firm commitment through May 25th is required.

SALARY:

Educators receive $10.00/hr (before taxes). $20/week is deducted from their pay for housing. Meals are available for $2.50 per meal.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Please send a resume with a cover letter expressing your interest in being an Environmental Educator at Wahsega 4-H Center to Adam Rolwes, our Program Coordinator.

Adam Rolwes
amr639@uga.edu
(706) 864-2050
Wahsega 4-H Center
77 Cloverleaf Trail
Dahlonega, GA 30533
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Applications for spring and fall positions are accepted year-round.

"Inspire young people through experiential outdoor learning at one of the largest environmental education programs in the nation. With five 4-H Centers located from the mountains to the coast, the University of Georgia 4-H Program has an exciting career opportunity for you."

 

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