(Seasonal, part-time)

Non-profit Elizabeth River Project is looking for seasonal educators to help teach fall programming on
the Learning Barge, America’s Greenest Vessel, the Learning Barge on Wheels, delivering
environmental education in the form of a mobile van to students in south Hampton Roads, and Paradise Creek Nature Park, a 40-acre oasis in Portsmouth, VA.


Be a part of educating elementary, middle and high school students participating in outdoor field
investigations with hands on activities. Work with a team while teaching Elizabeth River education, sealevel rise, ecology, native plants and animals, water quality testing and more. Learn in-depth about
Elizabeth River environmental challenges and solutions while fostering a new generation of river
stewards throughout its restoration. Ideal applicants are team players and have a science, recreation, or
teaching background, although diverse backgrounds are welcome. Experience working with youth
preferred. Must have driver’s license and means of transportation to travel to/from schools for Barge
on Wheels. Must be able to perform general vessel upkeep such as cleaning, rust busting, painting and
maneuvering in and out of a canoe for scumline cleaning. First aid/CPR and kayaking experiences
preferred, but not required. We are looking for self-motivated, energetic, people-oriented candidates
with strong communication skills, proven reliability, punctual and professional attitudes. Great
opportunity to serve as a mentor for young environmental stewards. Must be enthusiastic about
working outdoors.


Upcoming season is September 13, 2022 – December 9, 2022. Up to 25 hours per week, weather
depending. Typical hours are between 7:00am-2:00pm Monday – Friday with occasional evening and
weekend hours. Candidate with flexible availability is preferred. Background check will be required.
Must have reliable transportation. This seasonal, outdoor position is $14/hour. Please e-mail resume
and 3 references to Summer Mace (smace@elizabethriver.org) with subject line: “Seasonal Educator
Position”. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


The Elizabeth River Project is an equal opportunity employer.