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Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 12:08 AM


Seasonal Environmental Education Instructor
Alabama 4-H Science School
Columbiana , Alabama

Job Type
Seasonal / temporary
Environmental Education, Wildlife

Located on the property of the Alabama 4-H Center, the Alabama 4-H Science School (4-HSS) provide hands-on, educational experiences that connect people of all ages to the natural world and each other, while fostering respect and understanding for the environment and stimulating critical thinking and educated decision making to engender environmental stewardship.

Instructors are hired to provide programming for Science School participants (mostly 4th-6th graders), conference center groups (primarily team building for older youth and adults), summer campers (4-H-ers from clubs across the state), and outreach programs (birds and reptiles).

The Science School program includes a full-time Director of Environmental Education, four Assistant Coordinators, and 8-10 Instructors each season. Seasonal Instructors facilitate a wide range of environmental, outdoor and experiential education programs, including lake ecology, herpetology, canoeing, team building, the climbing wall and challenge course.

Instructors will spend the majority of their time teaching, but also assist in program development/updates, outreach, animal husbandry/training (with raptors, reptiles and amphibians), and materials/area maintenance.

Staff who come to 4-HSS are able to gain a lot of experience for their resume: team building facilitation, belaying, canoe instruction, science-based teaching, live animal husbandry for an extensive collection of native and non-native species, Red Cross lifeguard certification (summer season), Alabama boating license (with reimbursement), and the list goes on and on!

Benefits include a salary of $400/week (paid monthly), fully furnished staff housing, and an extensive 15-day staff educational training program, including animal care, Alabama Boating License online course (with reimbursement), and certification in CPR/first aid.


We will begin hiring for Spring Season the beginning of October.

To begin the application process, email your resume and the contact information for 3 professional references to Amy Walker (see information below). There are no specific deadlines; however, most hiring is completed 8-12 weeks prior to the start of a season. Once hired, seasonal staff are given first priority to stay on for following seasons provided they are in good standing with the department.

Amy Walker
Director of Environmental Education
Alabama 4-H Science School
892 Four H Rd.
Columbiana, AL 35051
(205) 669-4241
(205) 669-1364 fax

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