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Alabama Folk School Director

Camp McDowell is seeking a person to direct the Alabama Folk School with the support of a team/community which includes an active advisory board, a committed camp staff, and a throng of Folk School teachers and attendees. As the Folk School grows, there is potential for this position to grow as well. The Director of the Alabama Folk School will be responsible for planning, organizing, registering, marketing, and implementing all Folk School programs.

A strong candidate would be a person with exceptional organization skills and event coordinating experience. The director will be the “face” of the Folk School and will often be meeting with individuals as well as speaking to large groups. To be successful, it will be vital for the new director to be able to utilize the talent and experience of the Folk School Advisory Board and of the camp staff. Because this position will have a lot of responsibility, an attractive candidate will be one with years of work experience and a background in art or music.

Compensation will include a competitive salary with the opportunity to grow, potential benefits, vacation, and working at wonderful Camp McDowell. The Folk School Director will report immediately to the Executive Director.

For more information click HERE.

To apply, review the above information and send a cover letter and resume to

Resumes will be received through December 4, 2019.

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McDowell Environmental Center Seasonal Instructor

Hiring for Spring 2020! Join us for the spring season February 10-May 15, 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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Spring 2019 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 spring 2020! Instructors' base pay is $290/week, with seasonal raises. Benefits include meals and housing in Grace House, Hilton House, or duplexes. 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.