Outdoor Educators at the Whitewater Center are responsible for implementing a variety of educational programs for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Most programs are scheduled for the spring and the fall, so Educators are free and encouraged to explore employment in other departments during the summer months. Educators work a variable, part-time schedule, and report to the Outdoor School Supervisor.

Duties & Responsibilities

Maintain a safe, educational, and enjoyable atmosphere during environmental education and team building programs
Learn and facilitate lesson plans pertaining to environmental education and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) topics
Manage groups of up to 30 students at a time, and ensure quality supervision during programs – effective communication with chaperones is essential
Maintain accurate knowledge of activities, products, and services offered by the Whitewater center
Maintain availability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required

Prior experience teaching in a formal or informal setting for students from kindergarten through 12th grade
Background in Environmental Education, Environmental Science, Earth Science, Biology, or another related field
Strong communicator who is highly motivated and energetic with an outgoing personality
Possession of a North Carolina Environmental Education Certification or current work towards certification is beneficial
Weekday availability is required. This position is part-time, Monday through Friday in the following months: March through June & August through November

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Teaching/Education

Required Skills:

Physical Demands

Must be able to safely self-transport over uneven terrain or in a confined space
Must be able to work outdoors for sustained periods of time in all weather conditions
Must be able to work in a fast-paced, collaborative, team environment
Must be able to lift and move at least 50 pounds
Must be able to bend, stand, lean, and kneel on a regular basis

About U.S. National Whitewater Center

Overview of Department

The Outdoor Activities Department is responsible for leading and supporting experiences in a variety of water and land-based sports. The department also instructs guests through the Whitewater Center’s Outdoor School and Summer Camps. Outdoor Activities employees engage with guests through an assortment of pass activities and help create memorable outdoor experiences.

Working at Whitewater

Whitewater’s mission is rooted in the belief that we all share a genetic code that compels us to play outside and share these experiences with others. This mission is accomplished through promoting access and opportunities to play outside and bring people together. Our approach is simple: Make it compelling and easy to engage with nature and invite others to join.

Application Instructions

Please apply directly through our Employment Page at the following link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=f874f8a4-e289-44da-9cfd-3acb872cdc86&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=433064&source=NOLS&lang=en_US