The Alabama 4-H Center rests on 264 acres of lush rolling woodlands along the banks of beautiful Lay Lake and is surrounded by some of the state’s most ecologically diverse features, including the Cahaba River, Talladega National Forest, Cheaha Wilderness and Oak Mountain State Park. The center is also located only 35 miles from Birmingham, a culturally diverse city with excellent dining, music and arts.
Responsibilities include: facilitate a wide range of programs including environmental, outdoor and experiential education such as macro invertebrate studies, herpetology, canoeing, climbing wall, and challenge course (85%); animal care (10%); provide program maintenance and development (4%); general maintenance, grounds, housekeeping, and kitchen duties (1%).
Training/Educational opportunities: 12-day extensive staff training on all programs provided at the center; Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR (End of Spring Season/Beginning of Summer Season); Alabama Boating Certification Course (Fall and Spring seasons).
Genuine interest in children and teaching; positive attitude; outgoing personality; open-minded; willingness to learn; well-developed communication skills and leadership ability.
- An BA/BS in education, environmental education, outdoor education, natural science, recreation or related field
- The ability to pass a criminal background check.
- 1-2 seasons previous experience in field preferred.
All applicants are eligible for the following:
3-month commitment: Present – August 31, 2010; August 31 – Dec. 3, 2010 or
Feb 22 – May 25, 2011
6-month commitment: Present – Dec 3, 2010
9-month commitment: Present – Dec 3, 2010 and Jan 24 – May 25, 2011
Salary: $290/week. Room and board provided (when dining room is in service)
Benefits: Partial Medical coverage (up to $3,000 a visit, not applicable on pre-existing, conditions). Dental plan can be purchased for $19.60/month.
Note to Self:
We think working here is an amazing opportunity to learn a tremendous amount about environmental and outdoor education. We feel that our instructors leave well-equipped for most positions in the field. Teaching students every day is a rewarding experience, but you must have the energy and determination to keep up with them.
Email resume and references to Becky Collier @ email@example.com.
If you answered yes then send your resume and 3 references to our Program Coordinator.