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Environmental Educator/Resident Camp

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh and Stoystown, Pennsylvania

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $3500
Deadline Aug 21, 2024

Help bring the joy of nature to kids and take the classroom to the woods! 

Background: This short-term educator position in a residential camp setting supports the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (ASWP) partnership with the Fox Chapel Area School District (FCASD). The program location is offsite at Camp Allegheny in Stoystown, Pennsylvania in the beautiful Laurel Highlands/Allegheny Mountain area of Somerset County. Educators work mainly outdoors with small groups of fifth-grade students, their teachers, and high school students who serve as camp counselors. The camp program is a core part of the FCASD fifth-grade Science and Social Studies curricula. 

Educator duties include:

  • Leading engaging environmental education lessons and activities in mainly outdoor/trail settings
  • Helping to train and mentor high school students serving as camp counselors
  • Leading campfires, and group activities/games
  • Supervising student daily routines, and managing program materials and supplies
  • Maintaining a positive, safe, and healthy experience for all participants.

Employment Period:  October 1 until October 31, 2024. Room and board provided onsite throughout employment period. Most weekends off.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Employment contingent on obtaining background clearances as required by the state of Pennsylvania (fees reimbursed) 
  • Degree in environmental or outdoor education, education, environmental studies, natural sciences, or related field, or prior relevant experience
  • Willingness to work outdoors in a rural/natural setting in varying weather conditions
  • Positive, flexible, and creative attitude
  • Ability to work well with all ages (upper elementary, high school, adult)
  • Excellent collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of, or interest in ecology and regional history
  • Must enjoy autumn in the Laurel Highlands on Allegheny Mountain!

Preferred but not required

  • First Aid/CPR (if not current, training will be provided)

Additional Details:

Employment term includes one week of training/prep work, and three weeks of camp. Camp weeks run four days a week with students and one set-up day. Most weekends off. Room and board are provided onsite throughout the term.   

Compensation: $3,500 for the term. Additional compensation is available for cabin supervision duties.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a resume/CV, cover letter, and 3 professional reference contacts to:

Gabi Hughes (she/her), ghughes@aswp.org.  Please apply before August 21.

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

Category Environmental Education, Outdoor Recreation