Instructor (Gardening) - Grant Parish - Camp Grant Walker - R00089547

Work Location: Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, Pollock LA

Position Description: This individual will serve as the lead instructor teaching gardening subject matter in a track format to an audience of up to 25-50 youth at a time, grades 4th – 6th in a camp setting. This person will be responsible for meeting with and mentoring two other assigned camp staff before and after track time each day. 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 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 natural sciences, environmental education, and gardening/horticulture curriculum utilizing a mix of indoor and outdoor classroom settings for campers
  • Prepare and coordinate track curriculum with the 4-H Program Coordinator prior to camp.
  • Maintain, manage, request equipment, and supplies for the track.
  • Clean assigned teaching areas daily and at the end of week.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, sciences, natural resources or field related to natural resources including but not limited to Horticulture, Plant/Soil Science, etc.
  • At least one year of teaching experience and expertise.
  • Must complete the employee background screening process and be approved by the LSU AgCenter Human Resource Management Unit.
  • Professional communication skills, both written and oral. Work efficiently with youth in group situations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Incorporate adult volunteers and campers into the track as teaching assistants/helpers who are also learners.
  • Ability to communicate and direct small and large groups of youth.
  • Flexibility in schedules and programming.
  • Efficient organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage resources.

Salary: $2,700.00 for the nine-week period.

Date Available: Camp session is May 20-July 25, 2024. Work hours are Tuesday & 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 17-21, 2024. The required training period will be May 13 – May 17, 2024.

Application Deadline: February 9, 2024, or until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application Procedure: Must apply online at LSU AgCenter Careers. 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 Employer.

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