Sound to Sea Educator – Southern Outer Banks, NC
Organization: Sound to Sea, Trinity Center
Position Title: Sound to Sea Educator
Location: Southern Outer Banks, NC
Hours & Compensation: Long workdays, (8 am – 9 pm). $260/week plus room, board, medical insurance.
Positions: Year-round positions available, contracts begin in August.
Sound to Sea, the only residential environmental education program on the Outer Banks, offers school groups a habitat-based program which includes multi-disciplinary hands-on activities, a low ropes Challenge Course and special evening programs. Last year, 110 school groups (over 6000 students-grades 2-12, teachers and chaperons) explored our barrier island and it’s five habitats in Sound to Sea programs at Trinity Center on Bogue Banks. Sound to Sea benefits the school group academically and socially, both at Trinity Center and back at school.
Join a staff of 9 instructors to teach classes on the five major island habitats that are part of our property; the beach, maritime forest, freshwater pond, salt marsh and sound. Class topics vary from island ecology to coastal cultures and human impacts. Instructors utilize hands-on activities to teach multidisciplinary curriculum, create programs and classes for diverse populations and are trained to work with and care for birds of prey and salt and fresh water
aquariums. Instructors have overnight duty one night every two weeks and will be trained in Basic First Aid and CPR.
Instructors learn about five major habitats on the island (sound, salt marsh, maritime forest, pond, sea) and coastal cultures (including Native American, Colonial skills) and then utilize related hands-on activities to teach multidisciplinary curriculum (daytime and evening programs). Instructors maintain aquaria, aquaculture projects, and raptor mews. Instructors will have overnight duty one night every two weeks and will receive free Basic First Aid and CPR training.
Committed, energetic, community-oriented individuals able to function in Trinity Center’s highly service-oriented, professional atmosphere. College degree. Ability and desire to work with elementary students through senior adults (in Elderhostel program) from small-group to lecture situations. Ability to work unsupervised, create programs, classes and workshops. Flexibility, initiative and adaptability a must; teaching experience, biology background and/or medical training helpful.
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references.
Mindy Furrer, Sound to Sea Program Director
Trinity Center’s Sound to Sea Env. Ed. Program/Jobs
P.O. Drawer 380, Salter Path, NC 28575
Phone: (252) 247-5600 Fax: (252) 247-3290