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Magnolia Nature School: Teaching Assistant

Job responsibilities: Guide children's (ages 3-8) learning and growth while keeping them safe outside and in a classroom. Assist in cleaning and lesson/activity preparation. Will directly report to the Director of the Magnolia Nature School.

Summer position: Starts June 1st, $10/hour

Part-time: 20-32 hours a week


  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be available in the afternoons
  • Must be Child and Infant CPR/First Aid certified or willing to obtain certification
  • Must have a passion for early childhood education
  • Must be willing to happily be outside in all weather

To apply, complete the application HERE.

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McDowell Environmental Center Seasonal Instructor

Hiring for Fall 2020!

Share our 1,140 acres of forests, streams, waterfalls, and canyons in northwest Alabama with groups of students from all over the South. Work with the students to foster a sense of community as well as an appreciation, understanding, and responsibility for the environment. The students, mostly grades 4 - 8, come from a variety of backgrounds and visit our Center for two, three or four-day programs.

Teach engaging, hands-on classes in the great outdoors, i.e., forest ecology, map & compass skills, earth science, aquatic ecology, Native American history, canoeing, team building, and high ropes. Adapt the established lesson plans to match your teaching style and strengths. Assist with program development. Lead recreation and evening programs such as fishing, field games, arts & crafts, campfire songs, astronomy, and live animal programs.

In order to succeed in this position, you must have a demonstrated respect and affinity for children and a desire to help them learn and grow in an outdoor environment. The following characteristics are essential: enthusiasm, maturity, initiative, sense of humor, flexibility and team spirit. Instructors need to be familiar with the outdoors and environmental issues, be excited about working with students and possess current certifications in CPR and First Aid. Must be 21 years or older.

Instructors' base pay is $290/week, with seasonal raises. Benefits include meals and on-site housing. All instructors have private bedrooms, a shared bathroom, a community kitchen, a living room, laundry machines, and large porches with rocking chairs.

If interested, email a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Beth Dille at

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Fall 2020 Farm School Seasonal Instructor

McDowell Farm School is looking for seasonal instructors to join our education team, bringing their own strengths, creativity, and experience to the Farm School. We are looking for motivated individuals with a passion to teach, a desire to expand their education and agricultural skills, and eagerness to share their love for the environment. Instructors teach and explore with the students in order to foster a sense of community, as well as create an appreciation and understanding of where our food comes from and the environment around us. Farm School staff assist with vegetable production and animal care, teach established lesson plans, lead night programs, and aid in program development. Instructors must have a college degree, possess CPR and First Aid certification, and undergo a background check.

Positions are available for Fall 2020! Instructors' base pay is $290/week, with seasonal raises. Benefits include meals and housing. All instructors have private bedrooms, a shared bathroom, a community kitchen, living room, laundry machines, and expansive porches and rocking chairs to enjoy the awesome Alabama forests and beautiful sunsets.

Learn more about the McDowell Farm School HERE.

If interested, please email resume and references to Scotty Feltman, Director, at or call at 205.387.1806 ext 106.

Camp McDowell does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.