Job: Environmental Education Instructor (Camp McDowell, Alabama)

Job: Environmental Education Instructor (Camp McDowell, Alabama)

Share our 1,140 acres of forests, streams, waterfalls, and canyons in northwest Alabama with groups of students from all over the Southeast. Work with the students to foster a sense of community as well as an appreciation, understanding, and responsibility for the environment. The students, mostly in grades 4 - 8, come from a variety of backgrounds and visit our Center for two, three or four-day programs.

Teach engaging, hands-on classes in the great outdoors, i.e., forest ecology, map & compass skills, earth science, aquatic ecology, Native American history, canoeing, team building, and high ropes. Adapt the established lesson plans to match your teaching style and strengths. Assist with program development. Have a chance to handle and teach with our educational raptors and reptiles.

Compensation includes: $290 per week + room and board. Extra perks include: Single occupancy rooms, with shared kitchen, living room, laundry room and screened porches. Staff who return for multiple seasons receive a graduated compensation package and opportunities for leadership and growth in the field.

Job Qualifications: In order to succeed in this position, you must have a demonstrated respect and affinity for children and a desire to help them learn and grow in an outdoor environment. The following characteristics are essential: enthusiasm, maturity, initiative, sense of humor, flexibility and team spirit. Instructors need to be familiar with the outdoors and environmental issues and have a passion to share this with our guests. All employees will undergo a background check once hired.

Fall season positions run August 22 to December 20. Send application, resume, references, questions to: mecdirector@campmcdowell.com.

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