Ms. Smarty-Plants Bilingual Educator

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, September 2, 2016, 9:00am



El Cajon, CA
United States

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Job Description:

Job Duties:

  • Present a fun, entertaining and charismatic program portrayed as the Ms Smarty-Plants™ character to all audiences while emphasizing the importance of conservation.
  • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning by employing a variety of hands-on, positive teaching techniques while managing large groups of children and adults.
  • Perform simple magic tricks and songs to encourage enthusiasm for saving the Earth.
  • Plan and implement a program of instruction that adheres to California State Standard's goals and objectives and highlights conservation and sustainability.
  • Engage the public with positive conservation messaging.
  • Lead tours of The Garden to both adults and children.
  • Interact with docent/volunteer corps at The Garden.
  • Demonstrate a proven ability to write and develop curriculum.
  • Keep current in subject matter knowledge and assist in the ongoing curriculum development process, including inquiry based multi-age educational learning.
  • Keep current on California State Standards, NGSS, STEM and Common Core.
  • Travel to and from outreach locations.
  • Ability to maintain integrity of the Ms. Smarty-Plants™ character at all times.
  • Ability to learn a song in American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Education / Experience Requirements
  • A minimum of an Associate's Degree required, Bachelor's Degree preferred. Valid California driver’s license and reliable transportation.  A minimum of two years relevant experience in an outdoor education setting preferred, with a strong emphasis on conservation education. Teaching or experience working with children a must.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Bilingual/Spanish
  • Communicate effectively with children, adults, staff and volunteers both orally and in writing
  • Comfortable addressing a diverse group
  • Acting or performance experience a plus
  • Support conservation efforts
  • Interest or experience in public gardens, museums and/or nonprofits a plus
  • Work independently and collaboratively in a multi-faceted and sometimes, demanding work environment
  • Organizational skills, high attention to detail, and ability to follow established processes
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and up-to-date records and reports
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Software (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word)


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How to Apply:

To apply please send cover letter and email to Education Specialist, Jillian Quint