(Seasonal, part-time) Non-profit Elizabeth River Project is looking for seasonal educators to help teach spring 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 urban park 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, sea-level 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. Must be comfortable performing general vessel upkeep such as cleaning, rust busting, painting and maneuvering in and out of a canoe for scumline cleaning. Must be able to physically stand for long time periods, and walk distances over 3- miles while carrying field trip supplies. 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 March 13, 2023 – June 9, 2023. Up to 25 hours per week, weather depending.
Typical hours are anywhere between 7:00am-2:00pm Monday – Friday (depending on program times) with occasional evening and weekend hours. Candidates can expect to work 5 hours a day, Monday-Friday. 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”.


The Elizabeth River Project is an equal opportunity employer.