Environmental Educator, OSH Garden Explorers Summer 2023

The Old Stone House & Washington Park


Organization Description: 
The Old Stone House & Washington Park,, located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, is dedicated to preserving and teaching local and national history as it has impacted our historically significant Brooklyn neighborhood.

We are also the conservancy organization for JJ Byrne Playground and Washington Park – caring for our neighborhood park, playground and gardens to create a vibrant public space.

Position Description:
Seeking an experienced Environmental Educator for the Garden Explorers Summer program. Garden Explorers is a hands-on garden program for Children ages 7 to 10. The program accesses the six garden spaces in Washington Park with shaded outdoor classroom space.

Reports to:
Director of Education

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
Garden Explorers is an informal hands-on environmental program that allows students to explore the environment. Students work in small groups (10 to 12 students per session) to plant seeds, make plant-based dyes and inks, press flowers, go on scavenger hunts and more.
The Garden Explorers Environmental Educator schedules learning activities and implements instruction for their group.

Candidate Qualifications:
– Are reliable and able to commit to the program for the full three-week period (M-F, 8am to 4pm)
– Are experienced in organizing project-based learning in Early Childhood or Elementary Education
– Are able to work with students with a variety of learning styles
– Have a strong background in Environmental Education and sustainability and/or visual art
– Are personable, enthusiastic and willing to get their hands dirty  
– MA Candidates in Education preferred.

Position Type:
Temporary

Union Status:
Non-Union

FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt

Schedule:
Monday- Friday 8am to 4pm, August 14 to September 1, 2023. Some additional hours for planning required.

Salary or Compensation:
$3600

Organization or Project Website:
www.theoldstonehouse.org

Application Info:
Email C/V with Letter Of Intent to: education@theoldstonehouse.org, subject: Garden Explorers Summer 2023