Youth Educator

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Media, PA
United States


Tyler Arboretum

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Availability: Position is part-time, per diem. Programs are offered year-round and hours vary seasonally. Programs are 1-3 hours in length and often fall between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Outreach programs sometimes fall outside of these hours. Heaviest concentration is in fall and spring. Educators are expected to work at least 3 days per week during this time, and availability for some evening and weekend programs is required (generally 3 weekend days per month). Educators are expected to attend training sessions and regular staff meetings. The occasional weekend event/festival is required.

Compensation: $11.00 - $13.00/hour, commensurate with experience.


  • Share Tyler’s rich heritage, collections and landscape to inspire and engage stewards of the natural world.
  • Lead a variety of environmental based programming to youth of varied ages (topics include interpretive walks/hikes, invertebrates, birds, aquatic habitats, soils, etc.).
  • Learn Tyler’s environmental education curriculum and implement the purpose, goals, and objectives of each program (training is provided).
  • Set up and prepare for group arrival; clean up and put away equipment and supplies used for programs.
  • Care for Tyler’s education supplies and communicating with program manager when supplies are low or need to be replaced.
  • Know and understand emergency procedures associated with the organization.

Essential Requirements

  • Ability to teach and lead environmental based programming.
  • Willingness to be flexible in scheduling and work additional hours during the busy season.
  • Desire to learn and grow as an environmental educator.
  • Ability to receive and implement constructive feedback.
  • At least 1 year of work/volunteer experience in education/youth development related to one or more of the following topics: outdoor activities, environmental studies, youth development, or other related topic.
  • Demonstrated success at teaching outdoor activities to children; teaching experience in an outdoor setting is preferred.
  • Excellent character, integrity, and adaptability.
  • Ability to communicate and work with a variety of age and skill levels.
  • Enthusiasm for the natural world, sense of humor, patience, and self-control.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Once offered a position, you must satisfactorily complete the required background checks.
  • First aid and CPR certification required (or willing to train).


How to Apply:

Please e-mail your cover letter and résumé to Liz Hornbach, Youth Programs Manager  Applications will be accepted with a rolling deadline until position is filled.

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063

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$11.00 - $13.00/hour, commensurate with experience.

Contact Name:

Liz Hornbach

Contact Phone:

610-366-9134 x302

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