Environmental Educators

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Location

Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center is a part of Mikell Camp and Conference Center in Toccoa, GA. Our campus consists of 468 with our closest neighbor being the Chattahoochee National Forest.

Set in the Little Toccoa Creek Valley, surrounded by forested ridge lines with streams and waterfalls, Blue Ridge is perfectly situated to take full advantage of this unique ecological area and provide diverse and exciting education and outdoor experiences.

Camp Mikell has an outdoor volleyball court, large field and equipment for a variety of sports, a 9 hole disc golf course, an outdoor swimming pool and miles of trails for hiking. Many outdoor recreation opportunities are located near camp property such as rock climbing, boating, hiking (day hiking or backpacking) and biking within a 30 minute drive.

Only 90 minutes from Atlanta and one hour from Athens, home of the University of Georgia, Blue Ridge staff can easily get a taste of the big city. The beautiful Tallulah Gorge State Park is also a 30 minute drive away.

Qualifications

Committed, energetic, community-oriented individuals. BS or BA required. Preference given to those with majors in biology, natural sciences, or related field. Knowledge of wetland, stream and forest ecology. Residential program experience and knowledge of Blue Ridge ecosystems preferred. Applicant should be dynamic and have a sincere interest in working with kids of all ages and learning about the natural world.

Duties

Teach and maintain environmental education classes in the beautiful southern Appalachian Mountains during residential programs, ages 7-16. Facilitate outdoor education programs such as high ropes and climbing walls with child and adult groups. Lead adventure programs such as rock climbing and backpacking. Some weekend work required. Opportunities available for curriculum development for experienced employees. Blue Ridge prides itself on meeting the needs of our schools by meeting the Georgia Performance Standards.

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Benefits

$245/wk plus room & board and catastrophic health insurance. First Aid, CPR, and high ropes training provided. Training in Georgia Adopt-a-stream and Project Wild. Training times are tentative based on our seasonal schedules. Extensions on seasonal employment are available to interested employees.

The Manor House

The staff house is on site with a short 5 minute walk to the main part of camp. The staff house has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. There are two large common rooms.

Wireless internet is available at the house as well as the office, so you are invited to bring your own computer. If you do not have a computer for personal use, there is one available.

There is a large kitchen with a dishwasher, dishes, pots & pans etc, that the staff shares. Every staff member has their own cupboard and room in the fridge.
We also have a washer and dryer in the house.

Food

Meals are provided whenever there is a group at camp. There is a large and delicious salad bar offered at lunch and dinner and a cereal bar at breakfast. Special dietary needs can be meet upon request.!

HOW TO APPLY: Send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references with contact information to Blake Burks.

Internships also available: $600/season + room, board, and all training.