Environmental Education/Outdoor Education Instructor

Haw River State Park

Browns Summit, North Carolina

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details Salary of $13/hour, plus housing & utilities for $30/month
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Want to work in the NC State Park system? The Summit Environmental Education Center at Haw River State Park is the only residential environmental education program in the NC State Park system! The Summit is an outdoor education center located at Haw River State Park, in beautiful Browns Summit, NC.

Our mission is to facilitate safe and fun outdoor “experiences” for all ages, while fostering a better understanding and appreciation for the environment.

We’re seeking dedicated, creative, fun outdoor enthusiasts with high-energy to become Summit instructors. Summit instructors work with children ages 7 to 18. The Summit offers programming ranging from 1-day experiences up to 3-day/2-night residential stays for school groups and youth organizations.

Why work here instead of another outdoor education center?  Our "classrooms" include several hundred wooded acres, pristine wetlands, a 6-acre lake, and the headwaters of the Haw River. The Summit creates and maintains the highest standards within the field of environmental education and offers staff training and professional development opportunities across the NC State Park system.  You will gain outdoor education training and experience in Piedmont Wildlife, Animal Adaptations, Wilderness Survival, Orienteering, Teambuilding, Soils, Forest Bathing, Box Turtle Biology, Dendrology and Wetlands Ecology.

The Summit team also engages adult groups through teambuilding programs, Grand Camps and public events. We will be hosting our third annual Park in the Dark, family Halloween event in mid-October with nocturnal environmental activities, costumes, and night hikes. This event is growing each year and is becoming a staff favorite.

If this position fits your goals and interests, please check out the information below and email us!

Position starts early February and will run through to November 21, 2022. 40 hours / weekly.


Please email resume and cover letter to Kathryn Royall at kathryn.royall@ncparks.gov

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.