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Director of Education
Category: Education


Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc
Buffalo, New York

Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is seeking an innovative, highly motivated and creative individual for the full time position of Director of Education.

This individual will be responsible for providing leadership, planning and management of all educational programing for children, families, adults and special needs students at the Botanical Gardens; daily activities of the education staff (comprised of full time, part time and volunteers); direct, train and motivate the education team to create and execute innovative and meaningful programing.

Qualified candidates are required to have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, must be organized, self-reliant, multi-task oriented and a team player with a sense of humor. Exceptional people skills and the ability to work well with volunteers and staff are required. Candidate must have a working knowledge of or a background in botany or horticulture and possess operational knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

This position requires an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences and a New York State Permanent Teacher’s Certification with at least five years teaching and related experience. Management or non-profit experience is a plus. This position will report to the President/CEO and the candidate should possess a valid NYS driver's license. This position also requires a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends.

Please submit a resume and letter of interest to David J. Swarts, President/CEO, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. via email at dswarts@buffalogardens.com or by mail to David J. Swarts, President/CEO, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14218.

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