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Education Manager
Category: Education


Green Bay Botanical Garden
Green Bay, WI

Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014

DEPARTMENT:  Education

STATUS:  Exempt Full Time

REPORTS TO:  Director of Horticulture

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Education Manager is responsible for development and oversight of all horticulture education and interpretive programming for Green Bay Botanical Garden.  This position is also responsible for implementation of the adult education programming as well as supervising and assisting with the children and family programming.  The Education Manager is responsible for the department’s budgeting, planning and promoting to meet department goals and the Garden’s strategic objectives.  This position will recruit and oversee any department interns, as well as assist in fund development relative to the department.

 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Position Green Bay Botanical Garden as a premier resource for horticultural knowledge and programming, with an emphasis on discovery-based learning.
  • Build relevant programming in horticultural education and interpretation amongst all audiences of the Garden, including both onsite and outreach programming.
  • Plan and schedule adult educational classes for upcoming seasons.
  • Plan and schedule annual educational symposium.
  • Administration of adult classes and programs including class registrations, set up, check in and evaluation.
  • Develop new class offerings and opportunities and recruit new class instructors.
  • Develop and monitor the annual education budget, including the adult, school, library and children and family program budgets.
  • Attend all education programs and events as requested.
  • Assist with Garden Special Events as requested.
  • In collaboration with the Children and Family Educator, recruit, train and schedule volunteer docents for the school, youth and adult tour programs.
  • In collaboration with the Sales & Rental Manager, manage the adult group tour program.
  • Oversee and assist as needed, the Children and Family Educator in programming, including, but not limited to:
    • Peas In A Pod
    • Camp GBBG
    • School Tours
  • Manage the library, its contents and software, to ensure the relevance of the program, including recruiting, training and overseeing volunteers.
  • In collaboration with the professional staff at the Garden, oversee grant-writing and help with fund development and promotions for the Education programming.
  • Serve as a Garden spokesperson and advocate in the area of education as requested.
  • Supervise the Children & Family Educator and any department interns.
  • Fulfill administrative duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, education, environmental science or related field.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills with a sincere desire to serve the public.
  • Organizational skills and computer skills, including but not limited to:  database management, MS Office, general computer knowledge.
  • Must be flexible in working hours and environment, as many events are held outdoors. Some evenings and weekends are required.
  • Must be physically able to stand, kneel, or walk for extended periods of time, lift up to 20 lbs. and work outside in all types of weather conditions.

Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2014 and should be sent to:  info@gbbg.org

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