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The North Carolina Arboretum-Youth Education Assistant (seasonal)-Fri, 03/29/2019 - 9:24am

Youth Education Assistant (seasonal)


The North Carolina Arboretum
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville , NC 28806

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The Youth Education Assistant leads school and public programs for the Youth Education Department. Pay will be $12 per hour, up to 40 hours each week from Monday through Friday (with some Saturdays required) from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. from April until September.

Duties & Responsibilities 

A high percentage of this position will involve leading field trip programming for grades Pre K-8. This will include outdoor education and adventure focused programming supportive of The North Carolina Arboretum’s mission.

In addition, incumbents will be expected to participate in some Saturday public events and may assist in organizing event volunteers. This role will also prepare and maintains environmental education program materials, participate on individual work teams on various subjects and assist with Eco Lab classroom operations and maintenance.

The ability to work unsupervised and to display flexibility in an ever-changing environment is required as well as a familiarity with common plants and animals of the area. The salary will be $12 per hour.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Arboretum’s website prior to interview and be prepared for a skills assessment.

Education and Experience 

Minimum of a high school diploma is required. Any combination of education or experience equaling a degree in teaching/education, childhood development, outdoor education, biology, ecology or a related field.

Physical Requirements:
Work requires long hours of leading programs in the out of doors in various weather conditions, often times carrying a pack with program equipment.

Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid driver’s license; Applicants being considered must agree to a background check.

Application Instructions 

All applications must be submitted online at

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