Short-Term Job Adventures Ohio
10-month Naturalist Internship Program and Summer Ecocamp Staff
Yellow Springs (Antioch College)
Are you looking to enhance your connection to the environment and promote learning in a positive and energetic way? With in-depth training over a 10-month period (August 15, 2017 through May 25, 2018, with a fall and winter break), Naturalist Interns at Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center are prepped for a career as naturalists, interpreters or educators. Summer bounds with the excitement of Ecocamp, a quality outdoor experience devoted to children having fun while learning about nature. Every summer Glen Helen also hires energetic and excited individuals for Summer Ecocamp (early June through July), with positions that include Naturalists, Dorm Counselors, Camp Coordinators and Kitchen staff.
Glen Helen Ecology Institute
Outdoor Education Center
1075 State Route 343
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
(937) 767-6655 fax
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Outdoor Education Instructors
Nuhop is located in the heart of The Mohican Valley near Perrysville, Ohio. The Center borders The Mohican State Forest, which expands the outdoor classroom to include Mohican’s 4,000 acres of coniferous and deciduous forest, with 32 miles of hiking trails, 24 miles of mountain biking, several small streams and waterfalls, and the Clearfork River and Gorge. Nuhop also has a private beach on Pleasant Hill Lake which is great for canoeing and aquatic lessons. The campus is also a 5-minute walk to Mohican State Park Lodge.
The Nuhop Center offers a beautiful outdoor education setting for students and campers to learn and develop critical thinking skills. Using an inquiry-based, experiential approach to teaching, Outdoor Education Instructors will lead and teach environmental classes and experiential activities including geology, ecology, forestry, canoeing, compass/orienteering, team building, and challenge and high ropes course facilitation. Instructors will also have occasional night hikes, overnight responsibilities in cabins, and day-long workshop facilitation with school, college and corporate groups. Positions are available during the spring (March 13th–May 24th) and the fall (mid-August through November). If you have experience working with children in a traditional or non-traditional educational setting, an interest and passion for working in the outdoors, and the ability to direct and supervise others with professionalism and respect, send your cover letter and resume to Matt Poland.
Director of Outdoor Education
The Nuhop Center for Experiential Learning
1077 Township Road 2916
Perrysville, OH 44864
(419) 938-7151 ext. 228
Located in Carroll County, on the banks of Leesville Lake, FFA Camp Muskingum has been offering unique outdoor experiences since 1942. The lake, hillside and forests offer prime opportunities for aquatic and nature studies. They also offer fishing, hiking, boating, swimming and both low and high ropes courses, along with a paintball course.
Seasonal Instructors at Nature's Classroom at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum will be assigned a field group (typically 6th graders with their teacher) and will lead hands-on, activity-based programming that includes outdoor classes, interpretive nature hikes, living history reenactments based on the Underground Railroad, night hikes, campfires, large group games and dances. You will also eat meals with your group and lead team-building and nature center activities. Positions are available during the spring (late February through the end of May) and during the fall (mid-August to mid-November). If you love kids, want to learn and are excited about being outside, fill out the online application or email Jody Rutten for more information.
Nature's Classroom Director
Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum
3266 Dyewood Rd. SW
Carrollton, OH 44615
Outdoor Education Instructors
Nature’s Classroom is located near the heart of the Amish country about an hour and a half outside of Columbus. Here you’ll find the Bridge of Dreams, Ohio's second longest covered bridge built in the 1920’s, still used today by horse and buggy, bikers and hikers! The site at Pilgrim Hills Camp includes a nature preserve spanning 375 acres. In some places the sandstone bedrock has been exposed to glaciers of ages past; and one might even find the large above ground ant hills of more than 2 feet!
Nature’s Classroom provides dynamic, hands-on learning in the natural world so that children can learn about the interdependency of humans and the environment in which they live. Serving school children K-8, typical students are 5th-6th graders who come from the inner city and experience the wild outdoors for the first time. Outdoor Education Instructors are responsible for teaching 3-day residential programs in an outdoor setting focusing on natural sciences, outdoor living and wilderness survival skills, and cooperative learning. Instructors will also engage children in fun and educational evening activities, and work on special projects to grow the program. Now seeking applicants for the spring season (late February through the first week of June), with a summer and/or fall season option. If you have enthusiasm to teach and inspire children, email your resume and cover letter to Kiira Olszko.
Pilgrim Hills Camp & Retreat Center
33833 Township Rd. 20
Brinkhaven, OH 43006
Seasonal Animal, Conservation, Education, Camp Counselor and Guest Service Staff
The Wilds, one of the largest conservation centers in North America, is located in rural southeastern Ohio, about 90 minutes east of Columbus. The campus sits on 9,154 acres (approximately 14 square miles) and includes 2,000 acres of pastures, a 27-acre Carnivore Conservation Center and is home to rare and endangered animals from around the world and hundreds of indigenous species. Additional facilities include the Johnson Visitor Center, Overlook Cafe and Overlook Gift Market.
The Wilds combines cutting-edge conservation science and education programs with hands-on experiences and one-of-a-kind adventures for visitors. Featured seasonal jobs include Conservation Educators (March 13–May 28), Lifeguard/Camp Safety & Maintenance Leads (May 15–August 11) and WildeCamp Educators (May 29–August 7). Compensation starts at $8.25/hour and affordable staff housing is available onsite. Benefits include free Open-Air Safari Tours and admission to the Columbus Zoo and Zoombezi Bay and discounts on food and merchandise. Each position has specific minimum qualifications. Explore all current job openings and apply online.
14000 International Rd.
Cumberland, OH 43732