Outdoor Education Instructor

Company: Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center

Job Type: Seasonal

Job Description

NC State University’s Penn 4-H Center is seeking instructors to join our amazing team for our fall program season: August 22 – November 18, 2022 with opportunities to continue employment in our spring and summer programming. The Penn 4-H Center provides day and overnight programs to elementary and middle school students on our beautiful 220 acres in the piedmont region of North Carolina. 


1) Facilitate group initiatives, team challenge course and high ropes elements with middle and high school students, as well as some adult groups in the Soaring Thru Spaces Program. This includes GriGri belay on the high ropes course. Instructors are responsible for the overall safety of their groups on the high ropes course. A 3 day High Ropes training is provided and staff are required to attend.
2) Provide instruction for nearly 20 programs in environmental science and cultural history to elementary school students in the Environmental Education Program. Topics include aquatic ecology, forest measurements, predator/prey relationships, wildlife habitats, pioneer history, canoeing and more.
3) Provide leadership for GPS-based, outdoor science geocaching explorations with middle school students in Project O.R.I.E.N.T.
4) Enhance the mental, physical, and social development of the students participating in the program by being a positive role model and an excited leader.  
5) Participate in a 2 week Paid training that prepares staff in content knowledge, program delivery and safety procedures. Training is August 22 – Sept. 2, 2022.
6) Assist in the day to day upkeep of all program supplies and program areas.
7) Instructors oversee all day and evening programs but no overnight supervisory duties in the student cabins is required during our fall and spring school group visits.  
COMPENSATION: Staff receive $425/week plus a private room in the staff house with internet and laundry facility. Meals when working are also provided.
Availability:  Instructors receive $425 per week plus a private room in our staff house with internet and laundry facility. Meals when working are also provided to instructors.

How to Apply

 To Apply: Please complete the application through the NCSU jobs site: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/163513 . Questions about this position can be directed to Kyle [email protected] or 336-349-9445 ext.305