Education Coordinator

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Start Date: Winter 2021

Position: Bayard Cutting Arboretum Education Coordinator
Agency: Natural Heritage Trust
Location: Bayard Cutting Arboretum Great River, NY
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Schedule: Part time
The 691 acre Bayard Cutting Arboretum was the former home of William Bayard Cutting, now a New York State Park with a mission “to provide an oasis of beauty and quiet for the pleasure, rest and refreshment of those who delight in outdoor beauty; and to bring about a greater appreciation and understanding of the value and importance of informal planting.”

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Design, implement, and teach educational programs for the CSA Farm
  • Develop a consistent schedule of programs held at arboretum to promote their mission
  • Work with arboretum staff and Horticultural Society volunteers to manage educational opportunities
  • Increase awareness of the NYS Parks and BCA’s mission to grow community involvement
  • Actively participate as a docent and assist in volunteer training for tours
  • Prepare and breakdown spaces for programming to suit facilitators’ needs
  • Coordinate and liaise with local/regional educators, non-profits, and other potential partners
  • Responsible for program budget management and project financials
  • Facilitate and improve education outreach using social media and networking
  • Working knowledge of horticulture, farming, and environmental related topics
  • Self-starter with enthusiasm and passion for the outdoors
  • Exceptional attention to detail, deadlines, and strong organizational skills are essential
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, in writing and orally across various media platforms
  • Strong classroom and group management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and social media platforms
  • Ability to foster positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders and community members
  • Ability to work in a physical environment and to lift and carry 50lbs short distances.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, ecology, or science related field
  • Experience with education of students in traditional and nontraditional settings
  • A valid New York State Driver’s license and access to own transportation
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings

Additional Information

Contact Information

Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Contact Name: Kevin Wiecks
Email: kevin.wiecks@parks.ny.gov