Fall Paddling Assistant

Sultana Education Foundation

Chestertown, Maryland

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $500/week

Working under the direction of Sultana Education Foundation’s (SEF) Director of Paddling Programs, the Fall Paddling Assistant (PA) is responsible for assisting with the delivery of canoe and kayak-based educational programs during SEF’s fall paddling season. Fall paddling trips for schools are generally conducted on local waterways with an academic
focus on environmental science and colonial/Native American history. During these programs, the PA works closely with the Paddling Director to implement all aspects of the
trip including direct instruction to students, organizing and maintaining educational equipment, and demonstrating proper paddling/safety techniques to participants.

The Paddling Assistant should have comfort teaching biology or environmental science in a classroom or outdoor/field setting and at least some level of college coursework in those areas. Candidates must be comfortable working with a diverse age range of students and program formats, ranging from informal outdoor summer science programs for 7-18 year-old participants to structured paddling programs for school groups and the general public. Strong leadership and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively with fellow staff.

Candidates must be comfortable working in an outdoor setting (including canoeing, kayaking, marsh exploration, hiking, etc). Sufficient physical strength and endurance to
engage in the above listed activities is critical. All employees of Sultana Education Foundation are subject to criminal background checks. The applicant should be at least 21 years old. Applicants should be capable of lifting 50 pounds above their heads in order to load and unload boats from trailers and other gear. Passion for working outdoors and implementing educational programs for students of all ages is a must. Applicants must currently possess, or be willing to obtain, American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification. Lifeguard certification is preferred but not required.

(SEF will cover expenses for required certifications)

- American Red Cross CPR/ First Aid Certification


Email resume, short cover letter, and at least two references to:
Marcus Goldman, Associate Director of Paddling Programs

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Category Environmental Education , Outdoor Recreation