Environmental Educator, Full-time

Phinizy Center for Water Sciences

Augusta, Georgia

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $16-18/hour
Deadline Aug 12, 2024
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Job Start Date: Spetember 2024

Position type: Full-time, Permanent

Hours: 40 hours/week scheduled around when education programs occur, typically around 8am-4pm Monday-Friday

Compensation: $16-18 per hour

Benefits: Health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off, sick leave, holidays, and a wellness plan. Will include professional development opportunities such as a yearly conference for GA and attending some of Phinizy’s adult classes.

Offered through a partnership with Phinizy Center and ESG Operations, an Inframark Company

The Environmental Educator job duties include the following:

  • Leads and assists with tasks associated with Phinizy Center’s Education programs, such as:
    • PreK – 12th grade school field trips
    • Summer programs
    • Homeschool programs
  • Assists with administration, curriculum improvements, and equipment preparation of homeschool program
  • Leads, motivates, and ensures the safety of students as they participate in age-appropriate activities
  • Leads and assists staff in set-up and clean-up of school field trips and other education programs
  • Leads or assists with off-site education/outreach events, as needed
  • Manages cleaning, maintenance, and proper use of education facilities and equipment
  • Communicates scheduling effectively with fellow educators
  • Updates outlook calendar as plans change
  • Acts as a park ambassador for visitors and the public
  • Follows all emergency procedures and enforces park rules
  • Other duties as needed



  • Bachelor's Degree in Science, such as Environmental Science, Environmental Education, or other related field required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of natural history
  • Experience working with children, especially in environmental education or similar setting

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work well in a team setting and set personal high performance and quality standards, which enable the team to be successful
  • Takes initiative and has a high level of responsibility and accountability
  • Effectively communicates orally and in writing with co-workers, supervisors, the public, and all other customers, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities
  • Strong customer service ethic in delivery of services
  • Upbeat and engaging with strong public speaking skills
  • Ability to work with and manage students of all ages
  • Punctual with good time management skills
  • An appreciation for and understanding of natural habitats and systems; comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions and around wildlife encountered at the park
  • Physical ability to participate in activities, run, climb, lift, or support the weight of children
  • Knowledge of standard office practices and basic computer skills, and ability to apply such knowledge of interrelated processes, tasks, and operations
  • Proficient in basic, middle school level math
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug test
  • First aid and CPR/AED certified (preferred, but will provide if needed)

Send Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 References to: camilla.sherman@phinizycenter.org 

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Category Environmental Education, Outdoor Recreation
Tags Nature Center