Part-time Environmental Educator

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New York City, NY
United States

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Job

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Part-time

Job Description:

Job Description
The Bees Alive! Educator will be responsible for implementing the educational programming at Lentol Garden, a community garden in Greenpoint that will serve as the focal point for Bees Alive! This will include developing and adapting lesson plans for the space, conducting field trips for school groups, and organizing community events in collaboration with the project’s partners. It will also include leading a biodiversity study of the garden and engaging in citizen science efforts.
The successful candidate will work with teachers and schools in the community to coordinate field trips to Lentol Garden and other relevant sites. They will also collaborate with the Bees Alive! partner schools to integrate their own pollinator gardens and some of the main themes of the project into their curriculum.
The educator will assist the Program Manager and the Director of the Wallerstein Collaborative in the development and implementation of several professional development workshops for teachers in collaboration with our partners.

Requirements

Flexible schedule consisting of approximately 10-15 hours per week from September 2018 through June 2019. The candidate should have availability for scheduling field trips during school hours and some weekend dates for community events with the public.

Qualifications

The candidate must be creative and interested in outdoor education and stewardship of natural areas. They must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Education, Environmental Science or a related area. 1-2 years of work experience in outdoor education desirable.

The successful candidate will have:

- Experience working with school-age children, youth, and adults in non-formal settings
- Ability to think outside the box, challenge norms, and try new approaches to environmental education; be curious and creative.
- Basic knowledge of urban ecology and pollinators.
- Experience facilitating hands-on activities and field trips for school and adult groups
- Ability to take initiative, work autonomously and collaboratively on a variety of projects.
- Great interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people
- Experience in citizen science initiatives and curriculum development desirable.

Compensation: $20/hr

How to Apply:

To apply please send cover letter and resume via e-mail to: Tania Goicoechea, Program Manager, at tg1045@nyu.edu. Position will remain open until suitable candidate has been selected.