Working under the leadership of the executive director, this position is responsible for all aspects of educational programming essential to meeting the mission of the Quad City Botanical Center. A set of target goals will be assigned annually and assessed quarterly to gauge accomplishments and direct future efforts. The ideal candidate for the position of educator provides supervision and leadership for the educational programs and exhibits, is responsible for program development, planning educational programs, delivery and assessment of programs and project. Management and leadership skills are essential, along with the desire to achieve the mission of the organization.
Job responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:
• Developing, promoting delivering and assessing educational programs for children, adults and senior audiences
• Scheduling, staffing and supervision
• Promotion, literature and displays
Although the primary function of the educator is developing, promoting, delivering and assessing educational programs for children, adults and senior audiences, this employee must also be willing to perform other duties as assigned. An overall willingness to perform work that will aid in meeting the mission of the Quad City Botanical Center is required.
Bachelor’s degree in Horticultural Sciences, Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Education, or a related field of study. Commensurate experience and success in similar careers is also acceptable.
The educator must be willing to maintain a flexible schedule, including working weekends, evening and holiday hours as necessary. This job is a full time, exempt position and requires a minimum 40-hour work week.
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Submit resume and cover letter by April 23, 2021 with the subject education coordinator.
Interns infuse energy and new ideas into our always budding Quad City Botanical Center. We are fortunate to receive applications from talented nature lovers attending neighboring institutions like Augustana College, St. Ambrose University, Scott Community College, Black Hawk College and Western Illinois University.
Want to lead educational trainings about Zone 5 perennials and bushes or even develop a program from scratch? Or maybe you simply love the earthy scent of freshly dug soil and the accomplishment of pulling each and every pesky weed in the garden. We’ve got a place for you! Or pass on your love of the outdoors by helping children become passionate about conservation and proper care of our earth. The event calendar is always full at the Gardens and we can always use more hands in marketing and special events.
If you have a sincere interest in exploring how your skills may benefit the Quad City Botanical Center, we’d love to talk to you!
Help with general admin duties, write or proofread grants, help with membership drives.
Help with educational programs, lead classes, design lessons and help with family programming for seasonal months.
Interns in this department will have a more hands on experience with the garden and facilities, including weeding, planting, mowing and transplanting tropical plants in to and out of the greenhouse and Sun Garden.
Marketing and Events
Interns will be involved with planning and promoting special events and will assist with creating advertising collateral, social media marketing, graphics and general party decor.
Banquet Rental and Sales
Interact with vendors and renters as you help organize weddings, meetings and parties held at the Botanical Center. Find out how the details behind-the-scenes create memorable events.