Environmental Educator

Job Type

Part Time

Published

09/26/2018

Start Date

11/05/2018

Application Deadline

10/31/2018

Address

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens
151 Brookdale Road
Stamford
CT
06903
United States

Description

PART-TIME EDUCATOR (24 hours per week)

Reports to Education Director for Educational Duties, otherwise to CEO

Position open immediately

Position Description: 

A 24 hour/week part-time teaching position with Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens to assist with our school, camp, outreach, after-school, and public programming. The ideal candidate will be comfortable teaching a wide variety of ages from pre-school-aged children through adults. Botany and horticulture knowledge required. General knowledge pertaining to other environmental education topics, such as sustainability, environmentalism, STEM-based learning, is also necessary. Candidates should be familiar with current educational trends and techniques at a local and national level, and be comfortable providing developmentally appropriate programming to a diverse population in both an urban and suburban setting.

 General duties

  • Teach on campus during the school year and summer, which may include city-wide second grade program, after-school programs, adult programming, public education programming, summer camp
  • Perform outreach programming at senior facilities, daycares, mental health facilities, community organizations, schools, etc.
  • Develop lesson plans and design curriculum
  • Support new education initiatives laid out by the organization at the beginning of each teaching year
  • Help manage high-school and college-aged interns, boy/girl scout groups, corporate volunteers,
  • Help maintain a clean and organized classroom and working environment

 Qualifications

  • Minimum B.A./B.S in plant science, environmental science, biology, education, or related field
  • Minimum two years of teaching experience
  • Experience working with children in an indoor and outdoor setting, providing them with safe, but enriching and engaging, learning opportunities
  • Must be able to work in a team setting as well as independently; flexibility and strong interpersonal skills is key.
  • Enthusiasm for the botanical and natural world and sharing it with children and adults is a must
  • Must be willing to work weekends and evenings as needed
  • Current CPR/First Aid certifications or willingness to obtain
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a passenger van a must

Level of Language Proficiency

English

Spanish (helpful)

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

jvontrapp@bartlettarboretum.org
http://bartlettarboretum.org

Please send cover letter and resume and 3 references.


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