Natural Science Educator

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 11:30pm


Chapel Hill, NC
United States

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Job Description:

The Natural Science Educator works within the Education Department under the supervision of the Youth and Family Education Manager and is charged with developing, implementing, and evaluating environmental education programming for youth, families, schools, and educators. Types of programs include, but are not limited to, school field trips, volunteer and teacher training, camps, preschool and homeschool classes, scout programs, family workshops, general adult tours, and special events.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in environmental education, natural sciences, environmental studies, education, or related field and three years’ experience in the development, delivery, and evaluation of environmental education programs in classroom and outdoor settings for diverse audiences of all age groups; OR an equivalent combination of an advanced degree and related work experience.
  • Be committed to the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s mission;
  • Possess excellent interpersonal communication, management, and organizational skills;
  • Be energetic, creative, organized, enthusiastic, and have good judgment;
  • Have demonstrated his/her ability to develop and present creative education programs to small or large groups from preschool to adult to professional;
  • Have excellent writing skills and advanced computer literacy;
  • Be self-motivated, detailed-oriented, and able to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Be able to handle multiple events and activities;
  • Be able to supervise and work closely and effectively with varied staff and volunteers.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including occasional weekends and evenings;
  • Ability to move 40 pounds, work outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions, move swiftly around the building, gardens and trails, and walk distances of up to 2 miles on uneven terrain

Preference will be given to candidates that have:

  • A working knowledge of the flora and fauna of NC with an emphasis on plants, ecology, and conservation issues;
  • Experience with program administration, including scheduling, tracking payments, marketing, and budgeting;
  • Experience with volunteer recruitment, training, and supervision;
  • Experience creating and maintaining educational materials and supplies, including exhibits, brochures, and flyers;
  • Familiarity with the Common Core and Essential Standards;
  • NC Environmental Educator Certification or similar certifications;
  • Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification (provided upon hire).

How to Apply:

For the complete job listing and to apply: Deadline is October 4, 2016.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.