Job Summary: This teaching position aids in the fulfillment of the Garden’s education mission by participating in the development, administration and implementation of innovative programs for all visitors; presents plant-based programs to learners of all ages;takes leadership for developing authentic opportunities for youth to learn and practice their communication, leadership, entrepreneurial, horticulture and employment skills; develops and coordinates workforce development and career training programs to meet the needs and interests of youth of various ages (13 – 21), abilities, and educational background; provides Children’s Garden management as scheduled.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Demonstrated knowledge of formal and informal education principles is required. Prior teaching of children and young adults is required. Demonstrated understanding of the design and delivery of high-quality, interactive educational programming for children/adults is required. Prior experience in a botanical garden or museum setting is preferred but not necessary.
Energetic, personable, self-motivated with an ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels; able to manage goals and productivity; a strong team orientation; innovative and creative. Must be willing and able to work nights and weekends.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills are required. Strong PC skills and detail-orientation are preferred (Volgistics, VISTA, Creative Suite, or similar software knowledge is helpful).
Bachelor’s degree in education, horticulture, environmental sciences, botany, biology, agriculture, or related field is required; horticulture therapy certificate helpful; some combination of education and relevant experience will be considered.
Eachemployee of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden -
· Must comply with provisions of the current Employee Handbook, all published personnel policies and the requirements of their individual job descriptions.
· Must perform all duties in a manner consistent with a public garden serving multi-generational families, and in accordance with directed practices and procedures.
· Must be aware of surroundings, and vigilant to any possible threat to the safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff or to their property. Ensures all concerns are reported promptly.
· Must report all mishaps, injuries and incidents immediately and ultimately in writing to supervisor(s) and to the Executive Director.
· Willingly and cheerfully integrates work of department with the efforts of other departments (horticulture, operations, volunteers, facility rental, public relations, development and security)
· Ensures compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
· Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor(s).
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden ◊ 1800 Lakeside Avenue ◊ Richmond, VA 23228 ◊ 804-262-9887
Our mission is education; our passion is connecting plants and people