This summer position provides an opportunity to work with a nationally recognized residential environmental education institute while living in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Especially appropriate for someone who would like to gain entry-level experience in environmental education, teaching techniques, natural history and science skills.
Responsibilities: Assist in implementing summer residential environmental education programs for youth including: teaching natural history activities; conducting campfire and other evening programs; lesson planning and curriculum development; overnight supervision of campers; co-leading hikes; potentially co-leading backpacking trips. All efforts will be made to provide a well-rounded internship experience through work and observation of all aspects of Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. (Visit http://www.gsmit.org/jobs.html for a detailed job description.)
Qualifications: Energetic, enthusiastic, and committed individual interested in professional training and development in environmental education in a summer camp setting. College emphasis and training in environmental education, natural history, or related field preferred, plus experience working with children. Have the proven ability to work with people, can follow through on assignments, be detail-oriented, and have a valid drivers license with a good driving record. One year or more of college in a related degree required. Basic First Aid and Community CPR training preferred.
Compensation: Housing, meals, uniform, and a stipend of $180/week.
Dates of Employment: May 26–July 25, 2015.
Application Deadline: February 13, 2015.
To Apply: The following items are required as part of the application submission process; incomplete application packets will be disregarded:
(1) cover letter
(3) Application [PDF] [Word]
Send via email: Jeremy
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
9275 Tremont Road
Townsend, TN 37882