Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site - Seasonal Educator

Location: Pisgah Forest, NC
Date Posted: 02-08-2017
  Position Title
  Seasonal Educator – Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site, North Carolina
  Non-Exempt; Seasonal Part Time 28 hours per week
  April 2- November 10, $14.50/hr    
  Director of Operations and Cradle Managers
  • Bachelor’s degree or combination college and direct experience, with specialization in one of the natural sciences
  • experience working with children in an outdoor setting strongly desired
  • strong customer service ethic and ability to interact well with people of all ages
  • public speaking ability in an engaging style
  • ability to develop and communicate basic historical and natural science facts of the site
  • knowledge of regional natural history, forest ecology, and/or forest management a plus

  • Facilitate conservation education activities, indoors and outdoors.
  • Create, plan and implement two summer nature series for children; Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club and Junior Forester program, including hands on activities and theme-oriented crafts or projects
  • Help plan, promote, and implement special interpretive events at the Cradle of Forestry.
  • Lead youth groups on historic wheelchair accessible trails as interpreter of trail stories and as a guide to observing the surrounding forest and its dynamics.
  • Create and offer thematic talks as a roving interpreter along the Cradle’s trails.
  • Work on special projects contributing to new group activities and/or public programs.
  • Assist with caring for, interpreting and engaging visitors in the Cradle’s Heritage Gardens as well as the plants, reptiles, and amphibians in the Cradle’s terrarium exhibit.
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a team as well as assume independent responsibilities.
  • Ability to professionally interact with the public and convey a positive image for the Cradle.
  • Ability to assist with implementation of several projects simultaneously within a strict time frame.
  • Ability to walk up to 4 (4) miles daily and lift twenty (20) lbs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working in the field of natural history, forest ecology, and/or education.
For more information about the Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site, please visit
For questions about this position, please contact Courtney Long at

Position open until filled.
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