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Part Time Education Instructor - Camp Counselor

Core Job Description:

This position is responsible for teaching hands-on fishing and educational programs to children and young adults. Fishing programs are designed to teach anglers principles of ethical angling. Educational programs are designed to teach environmental conservation and ethical angling through science. Programs may take place at IGFA headquarters, at parks, or on fishing boats through labs, camps, and other events.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  •     Have the ability and enjoy working with children and young anglers
  •     Effectively maintain a safe and controlled environment with groups of children and young adults
  •     Instruct student programs to provide educational opportunities for children and adults as they relate to game fish and their habitats
  •     Maintain educational equipment to facilitate educational activities, as directed by the supervisor; and assist in managing and supervising volunteers as directed.
  •     Experience fishing for freshwater and saltwater species
  •     Knowledge of and the ability to teach various types of fishing rods, reels, knots and baits
  •     Ability to discuss proper catch and release techniques and local fishing regulations with young anglers and explain why they are important for maintaining fisheries
  •     Knowledge of various types of habitats and their inhabitants and have the ability to discuss the importance of healthy aquatic habitats for fisheries
  •     Ability to travel with groups for daily fishing trips during summer months
  •     Perform other duties as necessary


Qualifications:

  •     High School Graduate
  •     Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment
  •     Ability to work throughout the summer break as well as occasional weekends
  •     Must be able to speak, read and write in English
  •     Either have or be working on a Bachelors degree, preferably in a sector of environmental science


A background check will be conducted.

Salary:  $8-$11 /hour


Send resume, references and related work experience to:
International Game Fish Association
Jeff Mackin Education Director
300 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach, FL 33004 or
jmackin@igfa.org