Current Openings:

Naturalist-Environmental Education
Full-time Exempt


Under the supervision of the Director of Schrader Environmental Education Center, the Naturalist is responsible for the development, organization, and presentation of environmental education and interpretation programs for various audiences, including youth and family programming, school programs, and the general public.  This is a full-time, exempt position.

Nature Day Camp Counselor- Environmental Education
Temporary, Part-time, Non-exempt


Nature Day Camp Counselors develop, organize, and facilitate Nature Day Camp programming; ensure the well-being of camp participants; and maintain outstanding quality in the efforts of the Environmental Education department as it relates to the department’s mission statement and vision.


Desire and ability to work with children outdoors

Good character, integrity, adaptability, enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control

High school graduate or equivalent; collegiate coursework in education, science and/or environmental education preferred

At least 18 years of age


Develop and implement daily structured environmental and nature education lessons which increase awareness of the natural world, and develop habits that lead to good environmental stewardship as part of the Nature Day Camp curriculum (including rain plans)

Ensure the safety and well-being of camp participants and other departmental staff

Effectively communicate with the public and parents about Nature Day Camp activities

Accurately sign-in and sign-out campers in accordance with Oglebay Institute policies

Maintain program equipment and storage areas; tidy all areas used at the end of each day; return program equipment to proper areas after each week of camp

Complete the work of the department in accordance with the general policy, aims, and objectives of OI.

Consult with departmental personnel on the goals and objectives associated with Nature Day Camp

Communicate job-related issues and/or the need for assistance with job-related issues to the Assistant Director or Director

Interact with the public with a cheerful and positive attitude, solve guest’s problems and complaints in an appropriate manner, and maintain harmonious working relationship with fellow employees

Attend in-service training and staff meetings as required

Perform other duties as assigned


Camp is held during the summer months. COUNSELORS MUST BE PRESENT, WITHOUT ABSENCE, the entire duration as stated by contract and are required to invest the time necessary to produce exceptional results during the camp session. (Pre-arranged leaves must be approved by the director prior to camp training).


Please send resume and completed OI employment application to Ramsay Core at rcore@oionline.com.


Junior Nature Camp Assistant Cook
Temporary, Part-time; Non-Exempt

Primary Functions:

To support the mission of Oglebay Institute’s Junior Nature Camp by preparing daily meals. To take direction from the Head Cook in all aspects of kitchen preparation and cleaning.


We are looking for a motivated individual to assist with cooking duties, Friday, July 12 – Saturday, July 27, 2024.

We start at 6:30am, serve dinner at 6:00pm, and typically leave the kitchen around 8:00pm (shift work available).

These are long, fun days. We serve homemade food, family style for most meals. Some lunches are served buffet style.

It is not necessary that an applicant be experienced in kitchen work, but very important to be able to take instruction and be willing to work.

It is preferable that you stay at camp as the days are quite long, but this is not required.


To serve as the Junior Nature Camp Assistant Cook from Friday, July 12 to Saturday July 27, 2024.

To follow the direction of the Junior Nature Camp Head Cook

To assist in all meal preparation

To provide family style meals for the campers and staff

To adhere strictly to all American Camping Association guidelines for meal procedures as outlined

To adhere to all Health Department rules/regulations

To prepare an evening snack prior to departure

Oglebay Institute to pay the sum of $12 per hour, plus (optional) room and board from July 12-27, 2024.

To Apply

Interested candidates should email Ramsay Core at rcore@oionline.com by May 24, 2024.  Applicants will be considered as they are received, and position may be filled before deadline.


Customer Service Representative- Museums-
Permanent Part-Time Non-Exempt


Performs all Customer Service functions for the Museums of Oglebay Institute, serving the public in a courteous, pleasant, efficient, and knowledgeable manner.  Requires basic computer literacy, initiative, good judgment, and knowledge of Museum practices, policy, and organization.


Prepares the Museum for opening and closing (i.e., setting up cash register for beginning of day, balancing cash drawer at close of day, turning on lights, etc.)

Serves as greeter for visitors to the Museums and collects admission fees, including classes and programs.

Processes reservations for Museums events and tours as well as membership contributions for Oglebay Institute.

Maintains an accurate record of daily attendance/participation figures and tabulates daily, weekly, and monthly.

Maintains an accurate daily record of monies received at the reception desk.

Receives and directs incoming calls.  Takes messages as needed.

Informs the assistant director of Museums, or the museum’s curator, of any problems he/she observes related to the museums’ structures or collections such as leaks, damage, etc.

Keeps self-apprised of event calendars provided for the departments of Oglebay Institute and Oglebay Park.

Serves as information resource for all Oglebay Institute programs.

Adheres to all organizational policies, procedures, and guidelines.

On occasion, other duties may be required to meet the needs of the organization.


Please send cover letter, resume, and three reference to customerservice@oionline.com by November 6, 2023.


Stifel Fine Arts Center, School of Dance and Towngate Theatre

Oglebay Institute is seeking teaching visual & performing artists to fill a variety of positions throughout the year including year-long residency programs in area schools and adjunct instructor positions at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, School of Dance and Towngate Theatre.

Click here to complete a teaching artist application.

Schrader Environmental Education Center

The Schrader Environmental Education Center is always looking for passionate environmental educators to consider for part time and full time positions. Please send your resume to customerservice@oionline.com if you would like it to be considered for future job opportunities.

About Oglebay Institute:

Oglebay InstituteOI is a 501(c)3 organization located in Wheeling, WV. Since its founding in 1930, OI has been successful in serving the residents and visitors of the Upper Ohio River Valley by providing quality programming in five discipline areas: environmental education; performing arts; regional history interpretation; visual arts; and dance. These program areas and the facilities in which they reside, are supported by centralized administrative, finance, marketing, and development departments.

OI serves a wide geographic service area that includes Northern West Virginia, Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. More than 90,000 individuals participate in the organization’s programming annually; nearly half of participants are children.