Youth & Family Education Assistant

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Alexandria, VA
United States

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Work in a public botanical garden that is part of Fairfax County Park Authority. Reach 6,000 students annually and take part in creating youth lessons, programs, and internships. Position comes with many training and growth opportunities, and opportunity to focus on a project based on individual interests. 

Salary: $12.0688/hour* 
Location:  Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia
Hours:  15-20 hours per week

Duties:  Assist with all aspects of Youth and Family Education at Green Spring Gardens.  Plan and conduct plant-based nature programs for children and families.  Develop programs, written lesson plans, and teaching aids.  Create and maintain interpretive exhibits.  Gardening and other light physical work.  Administrative duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications:  Experience educating children.  Working knowledge of nature and gardening.  Ability to use a personal computer, Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Publisher; ability to direct and coordinate the work of volunteers. Ability to lift 50lbs.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date.  Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:  Any combination of education, training and paid or volunteer experience equivalent to the following:  Associate or bachelor’s degree in the sciences, education, or related field, OR experience in education or related field. First Aid and CPR/AED certification. (provided on job)

Note: *This position is may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.


How to Apply:

To apply: Send an emailed or faxed resume to Elizabeth Waugh, Youth & Family Education Coordinator, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312; email:

Phone inquiries: 703-642-5173.

Position will be open until filled.

Fairfax County is an equal opportunity employer.