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Education Coordinator, Youth Programs (Part-Time, Year-Round)

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Mission 

Updated by Board of Trustees on December 15, 2009

Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship.

Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is a private non-profit cultural institution located on 39 acres of New York City public land in Flushing, New York. In FY20 (a partial Pandemic Year), the Garden served 164,546 visitors, including 14,378 schoolchildren. A recently completed visitor survey reveals that 45% of visitors speak a language other than English at home. This fact underscores the importance of the mission and the challenges and opportunities QBG faces daily in creating programs, exhibits, and landscapes that serve the needs of people who live in and visit one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation. The Garden has committed itself to addressing the complex and ever-changing needs of its diverse community and to being the place where people, plants, and cultures meet.  

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For greater than five decades, QBG’s education programs have provided environmental education with a focus on children by offering school programs, family programs, adult education, public programs and special events. 


QBG is seeking a part-time coordinator for non-school programs for children. The Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day running of these seasonal programs. The Coordinator helps create a welcoming environment for families. The Coordinator reports to the Education Manager and works closely with the Director of Education and other education staff to ensure the delivery of safe, organized, and fun youth programming.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and oversee programmatic elements of current youth programs; including designing curriculum, garden planting and maintenance, purchasing of supplies, etc. 
  • Hire, train and oversee teaching staff, volunteers and interns for these programs
  • Develop and maintain a high morale of program staff and participating children
  • Maintain the Children’s Garden-- design, plan, care for plants from seedling to maturity; care for chickens, and surrounding landscapes 
  • Ensure that program activities and responsibilities are carried out including: health and safety, lesson delivery, inventory and organization of materials, garden maintenance and related tasks
  • Research and analyze effectiveness of offerings; conduct comparative research
  • Teach programs as needed
  • Take initiative in supporting the department as needed
  • Be involved in garden wide initiatives and programs as appropriate

Ideal candidates will:

  • Have previous related experience—preferably coordinating outdoor programming and/or informal teaching
  • Have a bachelors degree in education, environmental studies, or related field or Equivalent Experience
  • Be committed to diversity, equity and inclusion 
  • Be passionate for working with children and families from widely varied backgrounds and life experiences
  • Have experience supervising staff, interns and volunteers
  • Be self-motivated with excellent communication and leadership skills--—ability to anticipate programmatic needs
  • Have experience working with plants
  • Be organized with strong computer skills in google docs, Microsoft office and others
  • Be able to multi-task and prioritize; excellent attention to detail
  • Be available on weekends in the spring and fall and possibly other seasons
  • Be able to work outdoors in a fast-paced environment


To apply, submit your resume and cover letter via our applicant portal at https://qbgarden.org/recruit/edu_coord/idealist. No Phone Calls Please.


Queens Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). The Garden does not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, gender expression, mental illness, socioeconomic status or background, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, predisposing genetic characteristic, immigration status, or any other legally protected status. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact Human Resources.

Mission 

Updated by Board of Trustees on December 15, 2009

Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 30, 2021
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

On-site
43-50 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355, USA

How to Apply


To apply, submit your resume and cover letter via our applicant portal at https://qbgarden.org/recruit/edu_coord/idealist.

No Phone Calls Please.


Queens Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). The Garden does not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, gender expression, mental illness, socioeconomic status or background, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, predisposing genetic characteristic, immigration status, or any other legally protected status. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact Human Resources.


To apply, submit your resume and cover letter via our applicant portal at https://qbgarden.org/recruit/edu_coord/idealist.

No Phone Calls Please.


Queens Botanical Garden is an Equal…

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