Garden Teacher at The Edible Schoolyard in Greensboro, NC, USA; deadline to apply: July 6, 2012.
Garden Teacher Position Description This position is responsible for designing and executing garden based curriculum and volunteer management for The Edible Schoolyard at the Greensboro Children’s Museum. This position has a 5-day, 40 hour work week with rotating weekends. Reports to: The Edible Schoolyard Director Position Status: Non-exempt
Roles and Responsibilities
Curriculum and Teaching Design, conduct, and evaluate garden-based and environmental lessons and activities for guests of all ages. Design, conduct, and evaluate field trips and summer camp programs that feature the garden and kitchen. Train volunteers and interns on kitchen and garden duties. Conduct unscheduled tours of the kitchen and garden. Mentor and involve weekend staff in programming and activities.
Volunteer Management Recruit, train, and manage volunteers and interns for the ESY garden and kitchen. Work with Greensboro Children’s Museum (GCM) operations staff to ensure all volunteers have appropriate credentials (e.g. background checks, first aid certification, etc.) where appropriate.
Communication and Connectedness Maintain regular communication with ESY team to stay informed on volunteer needs. Work with all GCM staff to ensure effective team-based work. Participate in off-site activities to increase food awareness and promote ESY programs. Write copy for ESY marketing materials.
Other Duties Aside from the aforementioned roles and responsibilities, all GCM staff members are asked to provide assistance when needed to support the GCM team in furthering its mission of promoting learning through play. This may include, but is not limited to: providing back-up on other GCM programming, sitting on ad hoc committees for events, and relationship building.
Qualifications A demonstrated appreciation for work in environmental education and edible education, and commitment to local food and the seed-to-table philosophy Able to demonstrate knowledge of NC Piedmont growing conditions and seasonality Teaching experience Gardening experience Strong collaborative experience Demonstrated creative problem solving skills Ability to work and multi-task within an active museum environment
220 N Church Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401 www.GCMuseum.com 336.574.2898
Preferred Qualifications Teaching degree Strong science background Bilingual
Compensation Hiring Salary: $28,000 – 34,000 Competitive benefits package
Apply: To apply, send a letter and resume to Stephanie Ashton at sash...gcmuseum.com by July 6, 2012. No phone calls please.