Field Study Instructor/Naturalist

Clemson University's Youth Learning Institute

Summerton, South Carolina

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $550-600 twice a month plus room, board, and sickness/accidental insurance
Deadline Sep 01, 2019

Work Dates: Sept. 2019 – Dec. 2019

Location: Camp Bob Cooper, Summerton, SC

Teaching Kids about the Environment (K.A.T.E.): Located on Lake Marion in the Midlands, KATE explores how natural environments function, and particularly, how human beings can manage behavior and ecosystems to live sustainably. Students will conduct scientific studies of the interrelated patterns, processes, flora, fauna and ecosystems in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Activities include aquatic ecology, forestry studies, soil science, wildlife ecology, team building, a climbing tower, high ropes courses, archery, canoeing, birding and more.

Principle Duties:

  • Regularly teach at least two curriculum components in the field study programs
  • Lead students in daily program activities (wake-up, flagpole, meals, canteen, and campfire).
  • Be actively involved in all program activities, leading and participating in evening recreational and instructional times as scheduled.
  • Assist with routine clean up and set up of program areas.
  • Perform direct supervision of children while involved with activities.
  • Facilitate groups utilizing adventure activities.


  • BA or BS in Environmental Education, Natural Sciences, Forestry, Geology, Education, or Wildlife Biology.
  • Must have the patience, understanding, flexibility, and a lot of energy.
  • Must demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement creative “hands on” teaching methods.
  • Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt and work hard as part of a team pursuing an objective.
  • Must be physically able to perform the tasks required to teach outdoors.
  • Must be willing to work long hours.

Pay Scale:

Twice a month pay of $550-$600 plus room, board, and a sickness/accidental insurance plan.



Contact:  Send resumes to Candice Heatherly at  

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