Environmental Educator/Lecture Coordinator – Ladew Gardens

Hiring Organization:
Ladew Topiary Gardens

City:
Monkton

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Application Deadline:
September 28, 2018

Job Summary:  Help promote an awareness, understanding and appreciation for the natural world.  Coordinate, plan and teach hands-on, environmental education and garden-related programs to children, adults and families.

Responsibilities:

Adult Education:

  • Coordinate fall and spring lectures
  • Staff Ladew’s Adult Education Committee
  • Manage Ladew’s speaker’s bureau
  • Assist with training college interns and volunteer program leaders

Children’s Education:

  • Teach visiting school groups from pre-school to high school
  • Plan and teach summer nature camps

Family Education:

  • Help coordinate, plan, teach weekend and evening family programs and events

Other Responsibilities, as needed:

  • Participate in various outreach programs throughout the community
  • Support the education and administrative staff with social media posts, answering phones, marketing/advertising programs, program registration, budgeting, writing articles and grants
  • Assist in the coordination and oversight of Ladew’s native butterfly house and garden
  • Assist with garden and trail maintenance

Qualifications:

  • Passion for environmental education and the natural world
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, biology or related field preferred, or equivalent experience
  • Experience and enthusiasm for teaching children and adults
  • Good organizational, administrative and computer skills; proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and willingness to learn other computer programs
  • Experience in designing and implementing environmental education curricula and activities
  • Friendly, flexible, creative, self-motivated personality with good communication skills
  • Ability to walk for up to two consecutive hours and lift heavy objects up to 30 lbs.
  • Willingness to work in all weather conditions

To Apply:      Email cover letter, resume, and the names and contact info of three references to Education Director, Sheryl Pedrick.  spedrick@ladewgardens.com.

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