Education & Volunteer Assistant
Employment TypeJob (Full-time)
Works with education director and volunteer coordinator on specialized programs and projects for Mercer Botanic Gardens.
Duties & Responsibilities
Expand Mercer education and volunteer programs through outreach, children, and family programming, and working with volunteers, staff, and The Mercer Society (TMS).
Schedule and manage outreach at offsite events such as Earth Day, Azalea Trail, and other nature and plant related events.
Work time may include weekends and evenings.
Recruit and schedule volunteers for outreach and TMS annual events including March Mart, the Garden Party, Pollinator Festival, conferences, and educational programs.
Coordinate with the education director for specialized docent and children’s tour training. Develop and implement visual aids and slide presentations.
Coordinate and present volunteer training orientations. Recruit docent volunteers for tours, Story Time, and other programming.
Assist the education director with children and family programming, including training of volunteers who work with children.
Use data entry skills and knowledge of Word and Excel to assist the volunteer coordinator with records databases.
Coordinate and schedule volunteers for events and maintain an online volunteer records database. Work with Mercer staff and TMS in coordination of special events.
Attend TMS event planning meetings and work alongside volunteers at most TMS events to include evenings and weekends, as needed.
Assist in creating graphics, educational content, including events, on social media such as Facebook and Instagram.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED equivalent
A minimum of one (1) to three (3) years of experience and/or training providing administrative support within a service organization or office environment, with emphasis on volunteer programs and activities.
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