Job Opportunity: Director of Education – Taltree Arboretum and Gardens

Taltree Arboretum and Gardens LogoJob Title: Director of Education
Company: Taltree Arboretum and Gardens
Location: Valparaiso, IN
Salary: $12/Hour
Application Deadline: March 30, 2015
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Job Type: Paid Job

Position Overview:
This position is responsible for educating the public about Taltree’s mission, assisting education staff with camp implementation, and teaching offsite educational programming.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
o Lead hikes, tours, offsite teaching events, and birthday parties at Taltree with docents as a collaboration.
o Recruit new docents and volunteers for the arboretum.
o Maintain the docent website.
o Schedule docents for hikes and tours.
o Train docents on leading hikes, tours, camp programs, etc.
o Train new volunteers and docents as they join the arboretum.
o Assist with events at Taltree that have an education and volunteer/docent component.
o Create and inventory educational materials.
o Assist with and teach Taltree’s offsite Conservation-To-Go program.
o Assist with Summer Camp planning.
o Help lead camp activities and manage the campers during activities.
o Help plan and teach classes.
o Attend offsite educational booths.
o Care for program animals.
o Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
o Bachelor’s degree in Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Wildlife Biology, or Education.
o At least one year of experience with students and/or campers.
o Comfortable with being in an outdoors setting in all types of weather. The position involves hiking that could be over 2 miles in various weather conditions and over uneven terrain.
o At least one year of supervisory experience desired.
o CPR/AED/First AID Certification.
o Available to start by Monday, March 30th, 2015.
o To be eligible for employment, all applicants must pass a criminal background check, driving records check, and be finger-printed.

Preferred Qualifications:
o Experience working for a not-for-profit institution
o Volunteer management experience

To Apply:
Please send resume, cover letter, three professional references, and a Taltree application to Applications can be found at


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