Pine Mountain Settlement School is Seeking Applicants for the Environmental Education Fellowship ProgramAbout Our School:
Pine Mountain Settlement School has been serving the communities of Harlan County and beyond through education and leadership for over 100 years. Its flagship program integrates placed-based environmental education with traditional Appalachian arts and crafts. Located in the beautiful mountains of Eastern Kentucky, our 800+ acre campus serves as a living laboratory for students who attend day and overnight courses. Pine Mountain Settlement School is a designated National Historic Landmark and encompasses the Bickford State Nature Preserve, making it one of the most biodiverse and important wildlife corridors in the Southeast.
In addition to hosting K-12 and college-age school groups, Pine Mountain Settlement School also serves as a community center for local residents and offers innovative agriculture, sustainability, cultural arts, and naturalist programs for adult and family audiences.
The Fellowship Experience:
Interns will immerse themselves in the culture, environment, and program at Pine Mountain Settlement School. The intern will be an integral part of our staff, working directly with K-12 and adult audiences, but will also support our farm, facilities, and administrative staff with various projects, depending on the individual's experience, interest, and availability. Free on-campus housing and most meals will be provided.
Duties: Intern will work to meet the School's mission by:
• Working with PMSS staff to support the mission of Pine Mountain and provide a safe, fun learning environment for our participants
• Providing direct programming to K-12 students visiting the School
• Participating in all education and safety trainings
• Maintaining classrooms and teaching materials. This includes helping with the care of classroom animals
• Building capacity for the organization by providing direct or administrative support for various community, agricultural, and sustainability programs.
• Assist with leadership on at least three adult weekend workshops
• Completion of independent project to be determined in cooperation with program director
• Completion of two years of undergraduate studies
• Ability to hike on moderately steep trails and in variable weather
• An interest in educating students using the natural environment
• CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain certification upon hiring
• Must be able to lift at least 20 pounds
• Must be able to pass Kentucky State Police Background Check
• High moral character
Compensation: $1,000 per month salary, shared housing, most meals
Start Date: February 2017
End Date: June 2017
Deadline To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Susan Brown, Director of Programming firstname.lastname@example.org by January 16, 2017.
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