Do you have a passion for connecting people to nature? Then this position is for you! Get our hand dirty, learning about how a botanical garden works while educating the public. Spend your summer working with all ages in a variety of programs. Learn how to develop, implement and execute an education program of your choice. Develop teaching, marketing, and coordinating skills.
Position: AmeriCorps Member/ Environmental Education Intern
Reports to: Education Coordinator
Status: May-Aug minimum-time 450-hour AmeriCorps position
Pay Scale: AmeriCorps Living Allowance & Education Award for 450-hour minimum time position
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Responsible for development, implementation and execution of Education priority project
-Provide educational tours and programs to the public.
-Develop and execute environmental education programs to all ages.
-Teach environmental education programs to summer student program.
-Assist with coordination of volunteers.
-Aid in marketing of educational programs for the public.
-Maintain inventory of educational supplies.
-Provide visitors to the Gardens with information and support.
-Assist with plant database development, used to educate the public.
-Attend and participate in required AmeriCorps trainings and meetings
-Complete and submit all AmeriCorps timesheets and reports in a professional and timely manner.
-Assist with event activities.
Work Hours: Daytime, some weekends and evening hours.
Education and/or Work Experience: Experience working on teams is desirable. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license.
· Able to work independently and within small work teams.
· Good interpersonal skills.
· Friendly and outgoing.
· Attention to detail.
· Self-motivated and hardworking.
· Passion about people, nature and education.
· Able to stand, bend, kneel, climb, reach, pull, push, sit, grab, and lift and carry (up to 50 lbs.) daily in all weather conditions.
High School diploma or equivalent
To apply: Send resume and cover letter via email to email@example.com. Questions call 715-261-6309