Do you want to work in the Smokies for the summer? 

Summer Community Science Educator

This summer position provides an opportunity to work with a nationally recognized residential experiential education institute while living in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Individuals will work extensively with a variety of summer youth programs in a leadership capacity. Potential opportunities for professional development include curriculum development, community science field projects, and immersive experiences in the cultural and natural history of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.  

Responsibilities: Work in all aspects of implementing summer residential education program for youth including: developing and teaching outdoor and nature activities; co-leading wilderness hikes; supervising campers in the lodge overnight; and leading other summer camp related activities. Act as a mentor for Community Science Interns, and act as the Community Science team leader in the absence of the Manager of Science Literacy and Research. Conduct an independent research investigation and share findings with team and broader GRSM community. 

Qualifications: Energetic, outgoing, enthusiastic, and committed individuals. Experience and training in environmental education, natural history, and working closely with children in outdoor educational settings. Experience in conducting research investigations. Committed to the social and emotional development of young people. Values diversity, inclusion and equity in a residential education setting. Have the proven ability to work with people, can follow through on assignments, be detail-oriented.

College graduation, research experience, and summer camp experience strongly preferred. Basic First Aid and Community CPR training preferred. Wilderness First Responder also preferred.  

Salary and Benefits: $340 per week plus housing, meals, and uniform.  

Dates of Employment: June 1 – August 2, 2021. 

Application deadline: February 28, 2021.

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