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Environmental Education Seasonal, part-time. Non-profit Elizabeth River Project is looking for seasonal educators to teach environmental education with one of two education platforms: The Learning Barge, America’s Greenest Vessel; and Paradise Creek Nature Park a 40-acre urban park in Portsmouth, VA. Be a part of educating elementary, middle and high school students participating in outdoor field investigations with hands on activities. Work with a team while teaching Elizabeth River environmental education, sea-level rise, ecology, native plants and animals, water quality testing and more. Learn in-depth about Elizabeth River environmental challenges and solutions while fostering a new generation of river stewards throughout its restoration. Ideal applicants are team players and have a science, recreation, or teaching background, although diverse backgrounds are welcome. Must be physically able to stand and walk distances over 3-miles in the course of an hour while carrying field trip materials sometimes up to 50 lbs. Experience working with youth preferred. First aid/CPR and kayaking experiences preferred, but not required. We are looking for self-motivated, energetic, people-oriented candidates with strong communication skills, proven reliability, punctual and professional attitudes. Great opportunity to serve as a mentor for young environmental stewards. Must be enthusiastic about working outdoors.

Applications accepted year round, but hiring only occurs in February and August. Applications will be held until ready for review. Seasons are from March-June and September-December. Up to 25 hours per week, weather depending. Typical hours are between 8-2 pm Monday – Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours. Seasonal Educators must be available to work Monday – Friday during the times listed above. Background check will be required. Must have reliable transportation. This seasonal, outdoor position is $10/hour. Please e-mail resume and references to Sarah Sumoski at ssumoski@elizabethriver.org with subject line: “Seasonal Educator Position”. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

It is the policy of the Elizabeth River Project to provide equal employment opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.