As one of 12 participants in the year-long fellowship, you develop teaching, interpretive, and public relations techniques rooted in residential environmental education. Fellows are exposed to a wide variety of audiences and through instructing our hands-on, experiential, and inquiry-based classes. Professional growth and learning is accomplished through direct teaching experience supported by staff, professional workshops, and a series of observations and evaluations.
Minimum Qualifications & Skills:
– Able to commit to August 15th, 2021 – August 6th, 2022
– Be 21 years of age by August 15th, 2021
– Interested and excited about facilitating positive, outdoor experiences for students of all ages and backgrounds
– Communicate clearly, effectively, and tactfully; active listener and collaborator
– High level of self-motivation and enthusiasm; an eagerness and willingness to learn
– Ability to live on-site in a dormitory communal setting with 11 other Fellowship members
– Willingness to operate and participate in high ropes courses
– Current CPR and First-Aid certification or willingness to obtain prior to start date
– Possess a general environmental and/or science literacy
– Computer, radio, and audio-visual equipment literacy
Preferred Qualifications & Skills
– B.A. or B.S. degree or any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education
– Related experience as a naturalist, interpreter, camp counselor, trip leader, or other leadership roles
– Experience working with children
– Experience operating high ropes courses, rock climbing walls, canoeing, and other outdoor recreation activities
– Communication, detecting, traversing, and operating skills are needed. The physical demands of this job will vary, but typically require:
– Lifting 50-70 pounds maximum with occasional lifting and/or carrying of objects such as 60-pound canoes
– Frequent standing and traversing to a significant degree (2+ miles) and up/down hills.
– Remaining stationary for extended periods of time while using a computer and during seminars
– Constant movement and use of limbs including but not limited to typing, hauling, bending, pushing, and pulling
– Frequent communication (speaking and hearing) and information exchange on phones, radios, and in-person; conversing with individuals and audiences of 200+
– Frequent facilitation of non-continuous, self-belayed high ropes courses; including but not limited to operating 30 ft. off the ground, traversing cables, lifting of participants on course, and ziplining
– Frequent interaction with non-living and living creatures not limited to birds, insects, and reptiles
– Frequent exposure to weather elements (cold, hot, rain, snow)
– Occasionally driving vehicles on and off-road, including but not limited to UTVs, trucks, and trailers
In regards to applying (directions below), we will contact you about continuing the hiring process once we have received all materials described below.
About Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center is a private, non-profit, accredited school that empowers people to care for the earth and each other.