Job Openings

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Environmental Educator

Description:  A full-time teaching position with Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens to assist with our school, camp, outreach, after-school, and public programming.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable teaching a wide variety of ages from pre-school-aged children through adults.  Botany and horticulture knowledge required.  General knowledge pertaining to other environmental education topics, such as sustainability, environmentalism, STEM-based learning, is also necessary. Candidates should be familiar with current educational trends and techniques at a local and national level, and be comfortable providing developmentally appropriate programming to a diverse population in both an urban and suburban setting.

General Duties: 

  • Teaching during the school year and summer, including our city-wide second grade program, after-school programs, adult arboriculture program, public education programming, and summer camps.
  • Plant and artifact care:  Help maintain plant and artifact collections used for education programs throughout the year.
  • Lesson planning and curriculum design.
  • Support new education initiatives laid out by the organization at the beginning of each teaching year.
  • External marketing of programs through website, direct mail, social media, press releases, and other innovative solutions. Attend camp and school fairs and community events, as needed, to market the programs.
  • Manage high-school and college-aged interns, boy/girl scout groups, corporate volunteers.
  • Keep camper records and registrations in database.
  • Perform administrative duties as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum B.A./B.S in plant science, environmental science, biology, education, or related field.
  • Minimum three years of teaching experience.
  • Experience working with children in an indoor and outdoor setting, providing them with safe, but enriching, learning opportunities.
  • Familiar with both Mac and Microsoft platforms, high proficiency with Microsoft office.  Experience with database management software is preferred.
  • Must be able to work in a team setting as well as independently; flexibility and strong interpersonal skills is key.
  • Enthusiasm for the botanical and natural world and sharing it with children and adults is a must.
  • Must submit to background check and fingerprinting.
  • Must be willing to work weekends and evenings as needed.
  • Experience working in a non-profit setting a plus.
  • Should have experience designing curriculum and implementing new programming.
  • Current CPR/First Aid certifications or willingness to obtain.
  • Any other tasks as required by the CEO or Director of Education

Please email resume, cover letter, and three professional references to:
Jane von Trapp
jvontrapp@bartlettarboretum.org

 

Lead Camp Educator

Description:  A seasonal full-time position with Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens as lead educator for a camp group.  Camp educators are responsible for providing a fun, safe and educationally-effective environment in a nature day-camp setting. Educators are responsible for planning, leading, and implementing camp programming with exciting, hands-on activities around selected science, garden, and nature topics. Educators will provide high quality outdoor educational and recreational experiences for participants that focus on nature, STEAM, environmental stewardship, and most importantly FUN!

 General Duties: 

  • Help write and implement a weekly schedule for your camp group.
  • Organize and lead a variety of group activities each week.  Activities may include crafts, hiking, gardening, classroom activities, environmental programming, team-building, songs, games, Family Day, etc. 
  • Be comfortable with a diverse camper population and identify and respond to camper needs and behavior issues.
  • Communicate with camp director and parents about camper experiences and concerns.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance.
  • Know and understand ALL emergency procedures and safety guidelines associated with the camp program.
  • Guide junior counselors and camp volunteers.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in education, biology, or related field. Or current college student in education, biology, or related field.
  • Experience teaching classes or teaching in a camp setting, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field.
  • First Aid and CPR certification or willingness to obtain.
  • Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills. Fluent in Spanish is a plus.
  • Enthusiasm for the botanical and natural world and sharing it with children and adults is a must.

 Physical Demands:

  • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to, hiking, team building initiatives, basic survival skills, physical games, and gardening activities.

Please email resume and cover letter to:
Mike Belletzkie

MBelletzkie@bartlettarboretum.org

 

Camp Counselors

Description:  A seasonal full-time position with Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens as counselor for our fun, nature-based summer camp.  Counselors are responsible for providing a fun, safe and educationally-effective environment in a nature day-camp setting. Counselors are responsible for assisting the lead educator with all camp activities and programming.  Counselors will help to provide high quality outdoor educational and recreational experiences for participants that focus on nature, STEAM, environmental stewardship, and most importantly FUN!

 General Duties: 

  • Assist in the organization and implementation of camp activities.
  • Help to ensure campers are properly supervised at all times.
  • Participate in implementation of all program activities.
  • Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.
  • Be alert to camper needs and discuss any problems with lead educator. 
  • Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure proper use, care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to head counselor or camp director.
  • Be a positive role model for campers and staff.
  • Ensure positive attitude, behavior and interaction with campers and staff at all times.
  • Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.
  • Set a good example to campers and others with regard to general camp procedures and practices, including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.
  • Other Job Duties
  • Know and understand ALL emergency procedures and safety guidelines associated with the camp program.

Qualifications:

  • Must have completed junior year of high school and be at least 16 years of age.
  • Experience working in a camp setting or experience working with children.
  • Ability to lead, organize, and implement program activities and crafts.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills. Fluent in Spanish is a plus.
  • Enthusiasm for the botanical and natural world and sharing it with children and adults is a must.

Physical Demands:

  • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to, hiking, team building initiatives, basic survival skills, physical games, and gardening activities.

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Mike Belletzkie

MBelletzkie@bartlettarboretum.org