Environmental Education Instructor


Sound to Sea Environmental Education Program

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Mindy Furrer

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Pine Knoll Shores, NC
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Interested in living in an intentional community with 9 like-minded folks? Want to make a difference in the lives of over a thousand students? Interested in teaching about our fragile earth and ways we can protect it? Then a job with Sound to Sea, Trinity Center's Environmental Education Program on the Outer Banks is perfect for you!  We are now accepting applications for a school year or year round position.


Situated on a 62-acre island preserve on North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks, the Sound to Sea Environmental Education Program is a secular program of Trinity Center—serving around 100 public and private schools each school year with a 10-week summer day camp.

Join a staff of nine Instructors to teach classes on the five major island habitats: the beach, maritime forest, freshwater pond, salt marsh and sound. Class topics vary from island ecology to coastal cultures and human impacts. Instructors utilize hands-on activities to teach multidisciplinary curriculum, create programs and classes for diverse populations and are trained to work with and care for birds of prey, salt and fresh water aquariums, and other education animals.

Instructors will alternate overnight duty and will be trained CPR/first aid. School year or year-round contracts available (most instructors stay from one to two years).

Bring your kayak or SUP, flip flops and sunscreen and enjoy your off time by exploring the coast! Applicants must have a college degree in related field, the ability and desire to work with elementary school students through senior adults in small and large group situations, a desire to live in community, a sense of humor, creativity and flexibility.

Compensation Information

Compensation includes $330/week (with pay raises offered at the end of each season), plus a private room, communal space, and meals (which is more than a $20,000/year value). Medical, vision, and dental insurance available. Staff also have access to private beach and sound side docks.