Below my signature please find an announcement for the Youth Education
coordinator at Hobcaw Barony. Hobcaw is a unique place, one location
that houses three different field stations:  Clemson
(Forestry/Wildlife/Water/Natural Resources), the Univ of South
Carolina (Marine), and Francis Marion/Coastal Carolina (cultural,
historical, and anthropological resources). Education programs are
mainly run through the Belle W. Baruch Foundation, a non-profit trust
set up upon the death of our namesake in 1964. This position is with
the Baruch Foundation. Hobcaw Barony comprises 16,000 acres of coastal
salt march, pine forest, bottomland hardwoods. It is located just
outside of Georgetown SC, about 40 min south of Myrtle Beach. The
location is not particularly rural, but has a small town feel near a
major tourist destination.

Application details below. Note that it includes benefits. I have no
part in the hiring process, since this isn’t a Clemson position.
Passing it along because I bet there are many talented folks within
the Ecolog community looking for a new challenge.


Skip J. Van Bloem, Ph.D.
Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science
Clemson University

Coordinator of Children and Youth Education
Hobcaw Barony
Georgetown, SC


The Belle W. Baruch Foundation is a nonprofit foundation established
in 1964 to manage Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000-acre research reserve near
Georgetown, SC. The reserve host research projects at the
undergraduate, graduate and post doctorate level conducted through
South Carolina’s colleges and universities.


The Coordinator will fill a full time position at Hobcaw Barony in
Georgetown, SC.  The coordinator will be responsible for the
development and delivery of educational programs in conservation and
history, with an emphasis on forestry, wildlife, and marine biology.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced educator with a record of
innovative teaching and curriculum development, including hands-on and
place-based learning.

Duties Include:

Develop and lead educational programs on the ecology and history of
South Carolina utilizing the resources present at Hobcaw Barony.
Programs may include periodic tours, K-12 school programs, lectures,
symposiums, continuing education sessions, and workshops.

Assist with the development, construction, and maintenance of
permanent and temporary displays at the Hobcaw Barony Discovery
Center, as well as for use at offsite events.

Assist with special events, workshops, and symposiums sponsored by the
resident universities or other partnering organizations. Task may
include, but are not limited to scheduling facilities, promotions,
caterers, programs, speakers, parking, and setup.

Train and manage volunteers assigned to assist with educational
programs and workshops when children are the primary audience.

Represent the Foundation’s interest by serving on internal and
external committees, task forces, boards, or councils related to
children’s education.

Manage children’s educational facilities at the Discovery Center,
including classroom and program supplies, live animal exhibits, and

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor degree in natural resources, education, or closely related field.

Experience in public programming, interpretation or education.

Ability to be flexible in work schedule with little or no notice.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Background check and drug test
required prior to hire. Comprehensive benefits package, including paid
vacation, medical and life insurance.

Please send résumé and salary requirements by February 28, 2019 to:
George Chastain, Executive Director
The Belle W. Baruch Foundation
27 Hobcaw Rd
Georgetown, SC 29440

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