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Environmental Educator

Stamford CT

Description: A full-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:

Teaching during the school year and summer, including our city-wide second grade program, after-school programs, adult arboriculture program, public education programming, and summer camps.

Plant and artifact care: Help maintain plant and artifact collections used for education programs throughout the year.

Lesson planning and curriculum design.

Support new education initiatives laid out by the organization at the beginning of each teaching year.

External marketing of programs through website, direct mail, social media, press releases, and other innovative solutions. Attend camp and school fairs and community events, as needed, to market the programs.

Manage high-school and college-aged interns, boy/girl scout groups, corporate volunteers.

Keep camper records and registrations in database.

Perform administrative duties as necessary.

 

Qualifications:

Minimum B.A./B.S in plant science, environmental science, biology, education, or related field.

Minimum three years of teaching experience.

Experience working with children in an indoor and outdoor setting, providing them with safe, but enriching, learning opportunities.

Familiar with both Mac and Microsoft platforms, high proficiency with Microsoft office. Experience with database management software is preferred.

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 submit to background check and fingerprinting.

Must be willing to work weekends and evenings as needed.

Experience working in a non-profit setting a plus.

Should have experience designing curriculum and implementing new programming.

Current CPR/First Aid certifications or willingness to obtain.

Any other tasks as required by the CEO or Director of Education

 

Please email resume, cover letter, and three professional references to:

Jane von Trapp

jvontrapp@bartlettarboretum.org

 

Please mention how you learned of this opening.

Posted February 5, 2018



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