Environmental Educator with GSMNP

Location of Service: Great Smoky Mountains National Park – 107 Park Headquarters Rd Gatlinburg, TN 37738

About Great Smoky Mountains National Park:

Great Smoky Mountains is the most visited national park with over 12 million annual visitors. This park crosses two states, TN and NC and is famous for it’s vast biodiversity, stunning scenic vistas and over 12 thousand years of human history from the Cherokee to the people who made these mountains their home in the 1800 and 1900’s. Surrounding the park are numerous communities and school systems served by the Education branch through field trips, school visits, and summer programs. These place-based programs provided hands-on, curriculum-centered science, history, and social studies programs to k-12 students. In addition, virtual programs provided outreach to students across the nation.

Position Summary:
  • Leading both virtual and in-person curriculum-based programs for K-12 students focused on science, history, and social studies topics. Field trips will be lead at multiple sites on the TN side of the park. Classroom visits will take place in TN community schools. Virtual programs are provided to students across the country.
  • Researching park resources and topics to update current program and create new programs.
  • Work will local, under-served communities to build relationships between students and the park. This includes urban and rural low-income communities, communities of color, and English language learners.
  • Aligning existing programs and partnerships with JEDI principles (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion).
  • Supporting the research and development of educational material/content for resource protection and education. Examples: social media content, signage, print and web-based media, website management, video production.
Site Preferences/Qualifications:
  • Prefer that applicants have a bachelors degree AND/OR experience in some of the following fields: environmental education, history, communications, graphic design, theater, film and videography, biological sciences, natural resource management, education, park management, or a related discipline.
  • The member will be safety-focused, enjoy working with children, and capable working with a team and independently.
  • The NPS GRSM member must be willing and able to represent CAC AmeriCorps and the NPS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.
  • This is a drug-free workplace opportunity.
Member Benefits Include:
  • A modest living allowance of $16,000, or, $680.85 bi-weekly (pre-tax), paid over 47 weeks.
  • Education Award of $6,345 that can be applied to student loans and/or future education expenses.
  • Housing provided by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • A Health insurance subsidy is available for members covered through healthcare.gov
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Child Care Reimbursement
  • May be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In-house SNAP benefits specialist available to provide assistance in determining eligibility.
  • May be eligible for utility bill assistance. In-house specialists available to provide assistance with determining eligibility.
  • Professional development and networking opportunities.
  • Optional opportunity to enroll concurrently in Carson Newman MBA in Nonprofit Leadership

Equity and Inclusion: The Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will take action to ensure that members and employees are treated equally without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender, romantic/sexual orientation, age, handicap, cultural or religious convictions.  CAC AmeriCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees.  Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the recruitment / employment process.