Norfolk Botanical Garden Employment Opportunities
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Position: Youth Programs Coordinator
Description: Full Time Year-Round Position
The Norfolk Botanical Garden Youth Education Department seeks an individual who is creative, energetic, flexible and passionate about environmental education and sustainability. In all programs we strive to create an educational and fun environment for experiential learning. Must be willing to work outdoors in various weather conditions.
- Plan, coordinate and facilitate youth environmental education programs.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field required
- Requires teaching experience and knowledge of the State Standards of Learning. Experience in the field of horticulture/botany, biology, gardening, natural science, or a like subject preferred. Professional experience teaching in a public/private school or educational non-profit institution highly preferred.
- State background check and valid driver’s license required.
- Requires ability to stand, and walk for up to 6 hours/day. Must be comfortable working actively outdoors for majority of the day in all weather conditions. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.
- Requires flexible schedule including regular weekends and some evenings.
- Create, conduct and coordinate education programs correlated to Virginia Standards of Learning. Implement a focus on sustainability into all programs.
- Facilitate youth education group visits from arrival, to staff assignments, activity rotation, and departure for programs.
- Coordinate and conduct outreach programs offsite from Garden, including the utilization of NBG vehicles.
- Train, evaluate and supervise staff and volunteers on programs and activities.
- Serve as contact for all school marketing. Act as liaison between NBG and educational staff at other institutions.
- Organize and review all supplies.
- Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Work as a team to book and implement birthday parties in the WOW Children’s Garden.
- Educate and engage visitors utilizing the horticultural collection of NBG. World of Wonders Children’s Garden’s themed gardens include global biome and habitat collections and fruit and vegetable display gardens.
- Oversee operations in the WOW Children’s Garden, staff interactions with visitors, daily activities, and scheduled programming.
- Communicate with other departments about safety issues and necessary repairs to the Children’s Garden amenities and features.
- Work as a team to research and implement interpretation in the Garden.
The Norfolk Botanical Garden offers an excellent benefits package including a health insurance plan, a 403(b)-retirement plan with a company match, a flexible time off policy, and a unique work environment. Salaries are competitive with other area non-profit institutions. Salary range for this position is $22K-$32K.
Affirmative action plan/equal employment opportunity (AAP/EEO) statement: NBG is committed to the principles and ideals of equal employment opportunity. It is, and shall continue to be, the policy and practice throughout NBGS to foster equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for applicants, employees, and volunteers without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, marital status, disability status, or other protected status, if qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Part – Time
Position: Adult Programs Assistant
Classification: Non- exempt, part – time
Reports to: Director of Adult Programs
General Statement of Functions: The Adult Programs Assistant serves the Adult Programs Department in all aspects of programming. Primary functions are monitoring education classes, communicating with instructors, purchasing and/or gathering all supplies and materials for programs. Additional responsibilities include working with the Volunteer Coordinator to help with volunteer programs and working with the Director of Environmental Engagement & Outreach for staffing Garden outreaches.
Position Requirements: Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, Word and other PC applications are required; experience with online registration preferred. The candidate must be detailed oriented and able to multi-task effectively and efficiently. Strong organizational and communication skills are required.
Essential Functions include but are not limited to:
- Work with Director of Adult Programs to monitor education programs.
- Communicate with instructors by contacting, contracting, scheduling and following up after class with evaluations.
- Provide class roster for the instructor.
- Ensure class has all supplies necessary.
- Coordinate with facilities department in scheduling and providing assistance with classroom setup and cleanup.
- Assist with phone and email inquiries and process registration for programs.
- Help with researching and developing new program ideas with a focus on environmental education.
- Assist and supervise volunteers as needed.
- Transport or greet volunteer groups.
- Assist Volunteer Coordinator with administrative functions i.e. printing badges, letters of appreciation, calculating hours, etc.
- Assist with volunteer orientation and training as needed.
- Assist at outreaches and marketing activities as required.
- Attend education meetings and other staff meetings.
- Assist with Garden wide events as needed.
- Some weekend and evening shifts required.
- May include heavy lifting up to 50 pounds. Duties take place inside and outside, in all weather conditions.
- Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Affirmative action plan/equal employment opportunity (AAP/EEO) statement: NBG is committed to the principles and ideals of equal employment opportunity. It is, and shall continue to be, the policy and practice throughout NBGS to foster equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for applicants, employees, and volunteers without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, marital status, disability status, or other protected status, if qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation