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Garden Educator

Description

This position is responsible for designing and executing garden-based educational experiences and leading
cooking classes for children in The Edible Schoolyard at the Greensboro Children's Museum (ESY). ESY includes a half-acre garden exhibit and cooking school working to connect children and families to their food, the
earth, and each other.

Reports to: The Edible Schoolyard & Education Director
Position Status: Full-time, Exempt
Schedule: Seasonal, times may vary
September – May Biweekly rotating schedule. Monday – Friday/Tuesday – Saturday. 8:30am – 5:30pm.
June – August Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Qualifications
• A demonstrated appreciation for work in environmental education and edible education, and commitment to local food and the seed-to-table philosophy
• Able to demonstrate knowledge of NC Piedmont growing conditions and seasonality
• Teaching experience with children ages 3 -14 years
• Knowledge and skills in small-scale organic food production
• Experience teaching group cooking classes to children preferred
• Strong collaborative experience
• Experience working with diverse populations including youth and adults
• Demonstrated creative problem-solving skills
• Project management experience
• Ability to work and multi-task within an active museum environment

Physical Requirements
• Constantly moves about the Museum to access kitchen, offices and program spaces
• Must use hands/fingers to demonstrate kitchen and gardening techniques such as (but not limited to) cutting, chopping, planting, weeding, etc.
• Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer
• Frequently communicates with students, teachers, parents and staff. Must be able to exchange
accurate information during these interactions
• Must be able to read small print
• Frequently moves soil and ingredients weighing up to 30 pounds from parking lot to kitchen or garden
Curriculum and Teaching
• Design, conduct, and evaluate garden-based and environmental science lessons and activities for guests of all ages
• Design, conduct, and evaluate field trips that incorporate STEAM education and academic standards in the garden exhibit
• Design and lead weekly day-camps for children ages 4 -14yrs, June - August
• Design and conduct group cooking classes for children under the guidance of the Chef Educator
• Act as the lead for school-based, food literacy programs
• Mentor and train GCM staff, interns, and volunteers to be involved with programming and activities

Volunteer Management
• Recruit, train, and manage volunteers and interns for the ESY garden and kitchen
• Work with Greensboro Children's Museum (GCM) operations staff to ensure all volunteers have appropriate credentials (e.g. background checks, first aid certification, etc.) where appropriate

Communication
• Manage budgets for grants and sponsorships pertaining to programs or as assigned
• Work with all GCM staff to ensure effective team-based work
• Participate in off-site activities to increase food awareness and promote ESY programs
• Write copy for marketing materials

Other Duties
• Work with the Gardener to plan and execute our incrEDIBLE Plant Sale in the spring.
• Act as back-up to other GCM educators when needed in general Museum programming, events, or activities.

More details

Name Description
Date Listed: March 28, 2018
Organization Greensboro Children's Museum
Web Address www.gcmuseum.com
Address 220 N. Church St.
City Greensboro
State/Prov NC
Country United States
Postal Code 27401
Job Listing View Complete Job Listing
Job Status Full-Time
Exemption Status Exempt
Application Instructions To apply, please email your resume and a letter of interest to sashton@gcmuseum.com

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