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3 Aug 2022

Environment Open Air Classroom Environmental Educator

University of Maine 4-H Learning Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove – Posted by UMaine 4-H Center at Tanglewood & Blueberry Cove Lincolnville, Maine, United States

Job Description

The 4-H Learning Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove provide environmentally-focused outdoor education programs for Maine youth in Lincolnville and Tenants Harbor.

Environmental Educators provide hands-on ecology immersion for students as part of our Open Air Classroom. All school programming is customized and showcases our Earth Connections curriculum as well as BEETLES teaching methodology. Programs work with students across grades K-12. As an Educator, you will develop and implement the program curriculum, schedules, and new projects in support of our overall mission.

Fall/Winter/Spring Responsibilities:
-Develop and teach hands-on, ecology, STEM, group building, and outdoor skills-based lessons to grades K-12 for day, overnight, and after-school programs
-Deliver programs in schools and at multiple sites, including our learning centers in Lincolnville and Tenants Harbor, ME (some travel is required)
-Teach and facilitate 4-H agriSTEM programming virtually via Zoom and in-person
-Contribute ideas for continual development of programs, interpretive trails, and educational displays
-Work independently and with staff to develop and maintain teaching resources
-Participate actively in staff training, ongoing professional development, and daily staff meetings to plan and evaluate programs
-Take part in routine tasks of cleaning and kitchen duties, gardening, general camp chores, and upkeep of program spaces to support the staff community
-Demonstrate responsible and safe decision-making skills in all aspects of outdoor programming
-Transport students in University vans to program sites
-Foster interpersonal relationships that reflect courtesy, civility, and mutual respect
-Work approximately 40 hours per week (typically) Monday morning through Friday afternoon with some evening and weekend program responsibilities

Dates and Compensation:
-September 6-October 28, 2022, and into the winter months
-$450/week (pre-tax) with increases dependent on experience and certifications
-Rustic housing and food is provided when programs are in session, staff are responsible for assisting with some meal preparation and clean up

How to Apply

Apply online at umaine.edu/tanglewood/employment/apply. For more information please contact extension.tanglewood4h@maine.edu

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Environment. Job Tags: #environmentaleducation and outdooreducation.

Job expires in 49 days.

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