COSA Now Hiring – Environmental Educator at Growing Gardens!

Growing Gardens is hiring a Seasonal Environmental Educator to work on the farm from March 11th – November 1st, 2024

Job Status: Seasonal Staff: 30 hours per week Spring & Fall, 40 hours per week Summer

Location: Boulder, CO

Compensation: $19.00-$21.50/hour

Paid Time Off Benefits: 32 hrs of PTO for the season, in addition to 5 paid holidays. Paid Sick Leave accrues at a rate of 1 hour for every 30 hours worked, max of 48 hours.

Required Online Training: Online training that will be completed independently before March 11th start date. These trainings will be compensated with a $100 stipend and can be completed in sections.

The experience we offer:

  • The opportunity to pair your work with your passion and to have a real impact in affecting positive change in our community.

  • Professional development opportunities: training on Advocacy vs. Inquiry, Ages & Stages, Love and Logic, Working with Neurodivergent children, Cultivating Community, Giving and Receiving feedback and so much more!

  • Supportive organizational culture where you have independence and room to be creative.

  • The chance to be a part of a thriving team culture where successes are celebrated together and coworkers enthusiastically share knowledge and support.

  • A beautiful location: our office is on an urban farm in Boulder, Colorado.

Environmental Educator Major Job Duties

  • Teaching Children’s Peace Garden Programming

    • Teach the following topics to school age groups: plant life cycles, planting and garden care, insects, pollination, beekeeping, composting, animal husbandry, healthy eating and much more!

    • Lead Field Trips, Classroom Visits, School Days Off, After School Garden Club and Summer Camps in the Children’s Peace Garden independently and with a co-instructor

    • Co-instructor for our Goats and Gardens summer camp.

    • Act as a responsible, positive role model for all youth participants.

    • Assist with education administration tasks.

  • Work a weekly goat shift during the spring and fall and work daily with the goats during the summer for Goats and Gardens summer camp

  • Engage with community members during outreach events that take place on and off the farm throughout the year

  • Develop farm-based curriculum that aligns with CO state science standards and comprehensive health standards for nutrition education

  • Assist in trainings for seasonal Environmental Education Interns

  • Participate in field work in our Children’s Peace Garden and supporting our growers with CSA harvests.

Structure of Position:

  • Spring (March 11th – May 31st): 30 hours/week

  • Summer (June 3rd – August 9th): 40 hours/week

    • There is no Summer Camp the week of July 1st – 5th. During this week, staff will work 2 days, July 1st & 2nd (week’s pay will include 2 days of work and July 4th paid holiday)

  • Fall (August 12th – November 1st): 30 hours/week

  • Hours primarily take place during weekdays, however there is some evening and weekend work required.

Required Qualifications

  • The candidate must have at least 460 hours of verifiable experience working with school-age children aged 4-18 in groups of four or more. Babysitting hours cannot be counted.

  • Prior experience teaching youth in an outdoor environment.

  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.

  • Ability to serve as a mature, healthy role model for youth.

  • Self-motivated team player with ability to meet deadlines, remain flexible and adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently independent of supervision.

  • Responsibility, reliability, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to pass a background check.

  • Bilingual applicants will be compensated on the higher end of pay range.

Additional Benefits of working with Growing Gardens:

  • 50% off all produce at the farmstand (June – October) and access to free produce as the season permits

  • 50% off all plants and seeds at Growing Gardens’ Plant Sale.

  • Discounted Pro Deals on outdoor gear

  • Friendly environment with a committed, passionate community.

  • Develop marketable leadership and management skills.

  • Access to in-person and online courses taught by Growing Gardens staff.

To apply:

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Please reach out to mreynoso if you have any questions.