School Programs Coordinator

Wave Hill

Organization Description: 
Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Its mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts. The Education Department provides hands-on learning experiences for children, youth, teachers, and intergenerational groups of visitors in the arts and sciences to educate and inspire life-long learners. School Programs at Wave Hill connect students to the natural world with high quality, personal, and hands-on experiences.

Position Description:
The School Programs Coordinator facilitates and oversees all learning experiences for students in Pre-K to 12th grade students including in-person and virtual academic year field trips, and summer camps. 

This is a full-time position reporting to the Education Programs Manager. There is some offsite travel to schools, and occasional evenings and weekend days required. Benefits include: medical, dental, vision insurance; paid time off; 401k, pension plan and life insurance.

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
The Coordinator supports partnership programs/courses on a range of topics including natural sciences, art and local history, and teacher professional workshops. In collaboration with education staff the Coordinator researches, compiled and writes pedagogically appropriate lesson plans with a progressive, social and environmental justice-oriented teaching and learning style.  

The Coordinator is responsible for the management and maintenance of supplies and education spaces. This individual supervises and trains school program interns. The Coordinator works with the Education Assistant to ensure efficient administration of all school programming, including scheduling/booking programs, ordering supplies and processing check requests. The Coordinator supports department and institutional programs as needed.

Candidate Qualifications:
The Coordinator must have experience teaching with school communities in an informal setting and demonstrate cultural competency to work with diverse audiences. This individual must be comfortable interacting with large groups in the outdoors and in a classroom setting teaching natural science topics. In addition to teaching and administrative duties, additional requirements include: 

– Degree in education, environmental/nature education, museum education or related field; advanced degree preferred 
– Excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills 
– A minimum of 2-3 years relevant experience teaching with school community audiences 
– Strong interest in Wave Hill’s education programs and mission  
– Cultural competency to work with diverse and local Bronx communities  
– Computer skills that include remote platforms and Microsoft office  
– Proficiency in Spanish a plus

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Application Info:
Send resume and cover letter in a single PDF document to Please state School Programs Coordinator in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, and only those receiving an interview will be contacted. Candidates asked to interview for the position will be required to submit a school programs curriculum sample and prepare a demonstrated lesson using information provided. No calls please.