Fayetteville Public Schools seeks a dynamic and outgoing individual interested in environmental education to assist with field trips at Kessler Mountain Nature Center and/or Lake Fayetteville Environmental Study Center. Preference will be given to University rising juniors and seniors.

Position Terms:  Mid-Sept – early Dec. 2016; Feb 2017 – April 2017

Availability:  Must be available Monday, Wednesday, and/or Friday mornings from 8:30am – noon – preference for availability all 3 days a week but not required

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Shadow at least two trips for training before working with groups individually
  • Lead third or fourth grade students on nature hikes (with school teacher present to assist with behavior)
  • Facilitate pre-determined hands-on activities on the trail and in the nature center
  • Communicate trip outcomes with FPS Environmental Education Specialist at the conclusion of each field trip
  • Opportunities may also be available for developing additional curriculum and activities if desired.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience working with students/children
  • Interest in the outdoors and Arkansas forests
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds
  • Good communication skills

The Kessler Mountain Nature Center is located at 1725 Smokehouse Trail in Fayetteville; Lake Fayetteville Environmental Study Center is located at 599 E. Lakeview Rd. Interns are responsible for their own transportation to each site.

To apply, please send resume and availability to:

Dana Smith, FPS Environmental Education Specialist