Wahsega 4-H Center: discover mountain air, clear streams, rugged trails, rustic cabins, great food and an extraordinary staff in the North Georgia mountains.

Open the door of curiosity, real life experiential learning & environmental awareness for groups of students immersed in the great outdoors.

Discover mountain air, clear streams, rugged trails, rustic cabins, great food and an extraordinary staff in the North Georgia mountains, and experience being part of the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program—one of the nation's largest providers of residential environmental education. Located in the beautiful Chattahoochee National Forest, and just minutes from the Appalachian Trail, cascading waterfalls, and numerous other recreational opportunities, Wahsega 4-H Center serves as an educational facility for K-12 students immersed in one to three-day field studies.

Environmental Education classes and activities include stream ecology, forest ecology, entomology, herpetology, pioneer life, survival skills, the challenge course and high ropes (zip line and climbing wall), with many other options. View all class listings and descriptions »

Inspire young people through experiential outdoor learning at one of the largest environmental education programs in the nation. With five 4-H Centers located from the mountains to the coast, the University of Georgia 4-H Program has an exciting career opportunity for you.

What You Can Do

The Environmental Education Team at Wahsega.

Environmental Educators will provide hands-on learning in real world environments and teach classes in earth and life science, survival skills, team building, high & low ropes challenges and pioneer living skills. Other duties include care of captive wildlife in the herpetology lab, curriculum development, assisting in cleanup of facilities at the end of each session, and 2 to 3 hours of KP (Kitchen Patrol) each week.

Positions are offered during the spring (mid-February through late May) and the fall (early September to early November).

Perks & Rewards

As an Environmental Educator for Wahsega 4-H Center, you'll open the door of curiosity, real life experiential learning and environmental awareness for groups of students immersed in nature and the great outdoors.

Benefits include $10/hour, lodging in separate staff housing for $20/week (staff are not required to chaperone children overnight), optional meals when students are on-site for $2.50/meal, in-depth paid training in all subject areas, pro deal offers, and complimentary housing at the four other Georgia 4-H Centers.

You will also have the added benefit of being in a beautiful mountain environment. The campus is just a few miles from the start of the Appalachian Trail and within driving distance of beautiful mountains, fun trails, and magnificent waterfalls.

The Essentials

 A happy camper!

Individuals with a commitment to education, a genuine interest in child development, dynamic personality, well-developed communication skills, creativity, leadership ability, and a bachelor's degree in an outdoor-related field (education, natural sciences, environmental education, biology, forestry, outdoor education, history) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be required to authorize a background check that must clear before starting work.

Your First Move & Connections

Staff fun off the dock!

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the spring (mid-February through late May) and the fall (early September to early November). To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Adam Rolwes (and be sure to mention you heard about this position through Backdoorjobs.com).

Fall 2017 Employment Alert
Wahsega 4-H Center is now accepting applications for Environmental Educator positions from early September to early November.

Meet Adam Rolwes!Adam Rolwes
Program Coordinator
Wahsega 4-H Center
77 Cloverleaf Trail
Dahlonega, GA 30533
(706) 864-2050
(706) 867-2901 fax
amr639@uga.edu
Wahsega4H.org

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