Overview

Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center, part of Mikell Camp and Conference Center, in Toccoa, GA is seeking committed, energetic, and community-oriented individuals to join our Spring 2023 outdoor education team. We provide day and overnight education and adventure programs to visitors. Our 468 acre campus, set in the Yearwood Valley near the Chattahoochee National Forest, surrounded by forested ridge lines with streams and waterfalls. Blue Ridge OEC is perfectly situated to take full advantage of this unique ecological area and provide diverse and exciting education and outdoor experiences to learners of all ages.

Spring 2023 Season: February 15, 2023 – May 19, 2023 (potentially May 26 depending on scheduling) *Dates are tentative based on our seasonal schedules*

Duties:
• Teach outdoor environmental education classes during residential programs for students ages 7-16; Blue Ridge prides itself on meeting the needs of our schools by meeting the Georgia Performance Standards
• Maintain teaching materials and spaces
• Provide care for ambassador animals housed in the nature center
• Facilitate outdoor adventure programs such as high ropes and climbing walls with child and adult groups
• Lead adventure programs such as rock climbing and backpacking
• Some weekend work required
• Opportunities available for curriculum development for experienced employees. Blue Ridge prides itself on meeting the needs of our schools by meeting the Georgia Performance Standards.

Benefits
• $375-$400/week DOE plus room & board and catastrophic health insurance
• Paid two week training in education and adventure programming
• Paid First Aid, CPR, and high ropes training provided
• Paid training in Project Wet, Project Wild, or Project Learning Tree
• Extensions on seasonal employment are potentially available to interested employees

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Conservation, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

• BS or BA required. Preference given to those with majors in biology, natural sciences, or related field. Knowledge of wetland, stream and forest ecology.
• Residential program experience and knowledge of Georgia ecosystems preferred.
• Applicant should be dynamic and have a sincere interest in working with kids of all ages and learning about the natural world.

About Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center

Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center views environmental education as a process of opening awareness and gaining knowledge of our world through hands on activities and programs. We offer students of all ages the chance to see and touch the natural world around us, as well as understand the impact people have on our world. Building on this philosophy, we teach environmental programs, critical thinking, and problem solving skills to challenge students to grow into active citizens and conscious stewards of this natural world.

Application Instructions

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references with contact information to Becca Frowine at [email protected]