Camp Jekyll ~ Greg Kosik (Program Coordinator)
Inspire young people through experiential outdoor learning at one of the largest environmental education programs in the nation. Located on Jekyll Island State Park, one of four barrier islands in Georgia that has access by car to the mainland, Georgia 4-H at Camp Jekyll offers environmental education programming for K-12 school groups. Environmental Educators teach engaging, hands-on lessons focused on life and earth science, coastal ecology, and marine science. Other duties include captive wildlife care (reptiles, amphibians and fresh and saltwater aquaria), helping facilitate dining and counter sales operations, and upkeep of facilities and grounds.
Compensation includes $11/hour (most work weeks can be up to 40 hours, but not guaranteed), limited health insurance, and three weeks of paid staff training that includes exposure to all class activities, teaching techniques, classroom management skills, animal husbandry, and CPR/first aid certification. Fully furnished on-site housing with private bed runs $80/month.
The season follows the traditional school year calendar from mid-August to late May, with a typical two-week break for the winter holiday season. In some cases, additional spring staff are hired in December/January to finish off the season.
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree (education, natural science, environmental education, biology, forestry, or outdoor education preferred) supplemented by experience in youth programming activities. Applicants must also have a valid drivers license as well as be willing to learn to drive 14 passenger vehicles to help transport classes around the island.
To apply: If you have a commitment to education, a genuine interest in child development, a dynamic personality, and well-developed communication skills, apply at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/192600 (link is external); then notify Greg Kosik via email to confirm receipt of application materials.
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