Educators serve as an informed and friendly ambassador for the Accokeek Foundation, providing engaging interpretive and educational experiences to school groups and the general public. Educators will lead programming on the cultural, historical, and environmental significance of Piscataway Park and its impact on the local community.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Leads participants through cultural, historical and environmental educational experiences with K-12 school and public programming, group tours, and special events both in person and virtually.
• Respectfully engages and facilitates courageous conversations on topics such as slavery, environmental justice and relevant issues related to our programming with teachers, students, participants, staff and volunteers while representing the Foundation.
• Promotes and supports Accokeek Foundation values and mission through visitor engagement and interaction.
• Set up and takedown for educational programming to include light maintenance of educational materials and facilities.
• Participates in routine internal trainings, professional development, all staff meetings and stakeholder events.
• Supports agriculture with occasional feeding and care of livestock, maintenance of garden and interpretive crops.
• Supports visitor services by staffing the visitor center and serving as a park ambassador
• Supports natural resource stewardship by maintaining trails and natural areas.
• Works with students, interns, volunteers, and the general public to support the Foundation’s mission.
• Other duties assigned.
• Demonstrates ability to engage effectively with culturally diverse audiences, and audiences of varying ages
• Excellent communication and time management skills
• Experience working with youth in outdoor settings
• Stage and Film performance desired
• Experience and ability to use technology and online programs including Office 365, Google Drive, Excel, Canva, and Altru preferred
• Reliable transportation
• Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Studies in history, museum education, environmental education or other topics related to programs preferred
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a part-time, non-exempt position with starting pay of $15/hour. The Accokeek Foundation provides eligible employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week a comprehensive benefits package including flexible paid time off, cost share benefit, paying 50% of health insurance premiums, retirement matching, and paid disability and life insurance.
To apply: Send a resume and cover letter describing how your experience, skills, and interests make you uniquely qualified for this position by email with the subject line “Part Time Educator” to firstname.lastname@example.org.