Work Location: Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center located in Pollock, LA.
Position Description: This individual will serve as the lead instructor teaching Riflery and outdoor skills subject matter in a track format to an audience of up to 25-50 youth at a time, 4th-6th grades, in a camp setting. The instructor will join other summer staff in providing safe supervision of youth while at camp and will support 4-H professionals, volunteers and members in conducting meaningful educational experiences to help a child develop life skills. Works under the direct supervision of the 4-H Program Coordinator to implement all policies and procedures of the LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana 4-H Youth Development program.
Essential Job Functions:
- Teach classes in rifle using established safety protocols.
- Prepare detailed lesson plans for at least 2.5 hours of instruction including rainy day class time instruction in Riflery.
- Ensure the security of the rifle equipment and range when not in use.
- Conduct daily check of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
- Clean rifle range daily, keeping it free of hazards and debris.
- Maintain equipment, including guns, ammo, ear, and eye protection, and targets.
- Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures.
- Other program responsibilities as assigned by the Camp Director or 4-H Program Coordinator.
- Preferred applicant will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social or Behavioral Sciences, or field related to outdoor skills.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Must have a 4-H Shooting Sports Rifle Instructor Level 1 or NRA certification.
- Must complete the employee background screening process and be approved by the LSU AgCenter Human Resource Management Unit.
- The candidate must demonstrate excellent communication and teamwork skills and work efficiently with youth in group situations.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Training and experience in teaching Riflery to youth.
- Desire and ability to work with youth outdoors in varied conditions.
- Ability to communicate and collaborate with groups participating (various ages and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers.
- Ability to enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply proper behavior-management techniques.
Salary and Benefits: Salary: $2,700.00 for the nine-week period.
Date Available: Camp starts on May 23, 2022 - July 23, 2022. Work hours are Tuesday and Wednesday each week from 7:30 am until 12:00 pm, plus prep and clean-up time. The camp is not in session the week of June 20 - 23, 2022. The required training period will be the week of May 16 – May 20, 2022.
Application Deadline: February 25, 2022, or until a suitable candidate is identified.
Application Procedure: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU
MUST submit a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and transcripts for application to be considered complete.
The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.