Stephen Smith  |  12/10/2018 5:12:14 PM

4-H Summer Camp Track Instructor

(Louisiana Wetlands)

WORK LOCATION: Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, Pollock LA

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This individual will serve as the lead instructor teaching wetlands subject matter in a track format to an audience of up to 50 youth at a time, ages 9-12, 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 Camp Director to implement all policies and procedures of the LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana 4-H Youth Development program.


  • Teach natural sciences, coastal environment, natural resources curriculum utilizing a mix of indoor and outdoor classroom settings for campers
  • Prepare and coordinate track curriculum with
  • Maintain, manage, request equipment, and supplies for the track
  • Clean assigned teaching areas daily and at the end of week
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, sciences, natural resources or field related to natural resources
  • 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.
  • 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 AND BENEFITS: Salary: $3,000.00 for the ten-week period. Housing options are available on site subject to availability and job responsibility.

DATE AVAILABLE: Camp starts on May 20, 2019, and ends July 26, 2019. Work hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 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, 2019.The required training period will be the week of May 13 – May 17, 2019.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2019, 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.

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