All of the ACE Education Educators are dedicated professionals who have a great enthusiasm for the natural world and enjoy spending time teaching children in an outdoor setting.

In order to provide excellence for students participating in ACE Education field trips, all ACE Education Educators take part in two training periods annually. Most of the ACE Education Educators are either enrolled or have achieved the status of being a NC Certified Environmental Educator.

If you live in the following counties, please read on: WAKE, HARNETT, LEE, CHATHAM, JOHNSTON, CUMBERLAND.

Are you interested in nature? Do you like working with children? Would you like an opportunity to do both where there isn’t a large time commitment AND you get paid? Then here’s your big chance! The Agapé Center for Environmental Education (ACE Education) is now looking for people who are interested in being trained to be “on call” Environmental Educators. The time commitment is minimal, training and salary are provided, benefits include working with children, working outdoors (who could ask for anything more?), and flexibility.

Requirements: 1. Love of nature, 2. Enjoy children, 3. Physically fit – job involves a lot of hiking on hilly and sometimes rough terrain. 4. Background in either teaching or science/nature-related fields preferred.

For more information, e-mail or call: ACEed@agapekurebeach.org, (919)552-9421 x 210. Resumes may be sent to the same e-mail.


• What does “on-call” mean?
Days that ACE Educators are needed will be announced as field trip dates are established by the schools. Depending on how full our calendar becomes, you are free to arrange as many or as few educational opportunities as you like.

• When do schools come to the Agapé Center?
September-early December, and February-May. We offer both day trips and overnight excursions. Day trips average 4.5 hours.

• Where is Agapé?
10 miles SW of Fuquay-Varina. 45 minutes from downtown Raleigh, 40 minutes from Fayetteville, 30 minutes from Cary & Lillington, 25 minutes from Sanford.

• When can I start?
As soon as the following season after being hired.

Environmental Excursion Responsibilities

  • ACE Educators are in charge of leading the activities; teachers from the participating school are in charge of “crowd control.”
  • Activities are primarily hands-on learning modules designed to help students better appreciate the many aspects of the natural world around them.
  • Teachers choose curriculum to supplement classroom material based on a provided list of learning modules.
  • Students will be in activity groups of 10-17 (we aim for 15)


  • Observe groups
  • Attend scheduled training days AND/OR arrange a time to go through the activities with Mir (Mir will direct you through the activities until you feel comfortable. Not to worry, she’s done this with a lot of people before!)
  • Lesson plans are available for each activity and will be given to you prior to your scheduled dates.


  • Training days are volunteer
  • Teaching will be $10.00/hour
  • Average number of hours per school field trip: 4.5


  • When schools call to schedule field trips, Mir will contact you about dates when teachers will be needed. You can fill your calendar as much or as little as you’d like, (based on how full our calendar gets).
  • It’s FUN!!! We get to play outside with kids (AND they learn at the same time) instead of sitting or standing at an indoor job all day.