Coastal Environmental Educator

Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island (UGA Cooperative Extension Services)

Tybee Island, Georgia

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $10.25 per hour
Deadline Oct 01, 2019

Make the beach and marsh your new outdoor classroom on a Georgia barrier island perfect for the outdoor enthusiast at the Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island! As part of the University of Georgia and Georgia 4-H, the Burton 4-H Center provides high-quality day and residential environmental educational experiences.

Seasonal Environmental Educators will teach hands-on day and evening classes to predominantly 3rd-8th grade students. Most classes are taught outside with content ranging from beach, forest and marsh ecology, herpetology, ornithology, seining, invertebrates, dissections and more.

Duties also include and are not limited to lead staff rotations, maintaining teaching facilities and supplies, providing animal husbandry for residential education animals, dorm cleaning, operating a UGA vehicle, assisting with meal service in the dining hall, and various maintenance projects on campus. Educators must be able to work in extreme heat and be prepared for extreme weather occurrences.

Benefits include compensation of $10/hour (30-42 hours/week), a private bedroom in a spacious staff house for $20/week, limited health insurance, opportunities to network with other UGA 4-H centers, and training in barrier island ecology and environmental education. Plus, the experience to live on an island full of life, just a short stroll to the beach and 15 miles to historic downtown Savannah.


Burton is NOW accepting applications for an IMMEDIATE start until filled for the 2019-2020 academic year (NOW to June 1, 2020—1 position / Janurary 6-June 1, 2020 - 3 positions).

Applicants are required to have a Bachelor's degree, experience educating children, leadership ability, effective communication skills, a positive attitude, flexibility and the desire to work as a team and grow. Energetic people willing to grow and lead with a passion for education and the outdoors will thrive here.

Please apply for “State Program Assistant” at ; then notify Program Coordinator, Erine-Fay McNaught, with an attached resume, 3 work referances and cover letter.


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