Bachelorís degree in Biology, Botany, Environmental Science, or related field
Aug 15, 2010
The Education Coordinator is responsible for developing, promoting, and implementing all public education programs at the St. George Village Botanical Gardens.
Coordinates, develops, and implements Second Saturdays workshops, a parent-child workshop held the second Saturday of each month;
Plans, schedules speakers for, and facilitates Grow and Learn workshops;
Trains as a Garden Tour Guide and then provides tours to prescheduled groups, especially to groups of schoolchildren;
Provides a variety of workshops on Garden themes to schoolchildren throughout the year;
Coordinates children’s activities at major Garden events, including, but not limited to, Mango Melee, Christmas Spoken Here, and Art in the Garden;
Initiates, researches, and develops new education programming;
Promotes all educational events through the newspaper, radio, email lists, the Garden website, Facebook, and other appropriate mediums;
Establishes evaluation criteria and implements evaluation methods for all educational programming.
The successful candidate will be a creative, self-motivated, goal and team-oriented individual. Qualifications include:
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Botany, Environmental Science, or related field, or a teaching degree in science education is required. A two-year college degree in the aforementioned sciences will be allowed if the candidate has at least two years of experience in hands-on teaching of scientific subjects.
Master’s degree in Environmental Education, Environmental Science, Botany, or Biology with an interest in botany, is preferred.
At least one-year of experience in planning and executing non-traditional science teaching outside of a classroom setting. This requirement may be met through science or outdoor education teaching at summer camps, internships working with younger children, or a variety of other teaching venues.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Grant writing skills a plus.
Computer skills are essential, experience with Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred. The ability to work beyond traditional business hours may be required.
Company Name: St. George Village Botanical Garden
Company Description: the St. George Village Botanical Garden of St. Croix is a 501 (c)3, non-profit organization founded in 1972 to promote the knowledge of, respect for, and the responsible use of plants, especially the plants of St. Croix, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the eastern Caribbean. The St. George Village Botanical Garden is a 16.5 acre garden which is planted among the restored buildings and ruins of an 18th and 19th century sugar cane plantation which also overlaps an Amerindian settlement which dates back to c.100 A.D.
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