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Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center-Outreach Environmental Educator-Thu, 09/13/2018 - 4:21pm

Outreach Environmental Educator

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Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center
2111 West Park Ave.
Orange , TX 77630

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Job Description 

Come work in swamp and bayou country at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. We are a Platinum LEED facility with award-winning education programs! Programs are offered in our organic garden and in the 225+ acres of bayou, cypress-tupelo swamp, forest, and meadows. This demanding position requires initiative, self-direction, leadership and organizational skills, a positive attitude and a great sense of humor. Check our website at www.shangrilagardens.org.

Job type: Full-time permanent
Salary Detail: $33,000- $36,000 DOE
Deadline: November 8, 2018 at 5 p.m. CST
Anticipated Start Date: January 2018

Duties & Responsibilities 

• Teach outreach programs for local schools, grades pre-K through 8
• Teach field trips for local school students, grades pre-K through 8
• Develop and teach public programs for visitors
• Provide guided interpretation during Outpost Tours for the general public and group tours
• Plan, develop and teach student summer camps
• Select, assemble, and ensure that materials to be used for education purposes are prepared and ready for school outreach programs, public programs, summer camps, etc.
• Assist with the training and supervision of volunteers, interns, summer youth volunteers, and part-time educators; inform volunteers, interns, summer student volunteers, and part-time educators of policies, procedures, and standards of volunteer service
• Make presentations to community and professional organizations concerning Nature Center programs and activities
• Assist with planning and implementation of annual events, such as Eco-Fest, Autumn Fair, Community Trash-Off, and more
• Perform Manager-On-Duty (MOD) responsibilities one weekend approximately every six weeks
• Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience 

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree required in environmental education, education with emphasis on science, or environmental science, or similar. Master’s degree in education (or be obtained within 6 months) or teacher certification required
• 2 - 3 years’ experience teaching outdoor, hands-on science
• Priority will be given to those with outdoor, hands-on curriculum development experience
• Prior outreach education experience ideal

REQUIREMENTS:
• Certification in First Aid and CPR valid through May 31, 2019 (must obtain within 60 days)
• Working knowledge of MS office programs on a PC (not a Mac)
• Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills
• Criminal background check and drug screening required before employment

Application Instructions 

Email cover letter, resume, and three references to Sarah Wester at swester@starkfoundation.org. Please put Outreach Environmental Educator in the subject line.

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Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center