We're Hiring!

boy reaching for a cucumber on a chain link fenceKidsGardening is hiring! We are on the lookout for an experienced garden educator with an enthusiastic spirit and proactive, collaborative work ethic.

Are you interested? Please fill out this application. The application requires that you upload a resume and samples of original garden-based learning teaching materials you've developed.

You may email [email protected] with questions at any time.

This position will remain open until filled.


EDUCATION SPECIALIST

At KidsGardening, we value inclusion, compassion, humility, and optimism. We are looking for a team player excited to advance KidsGardening’s efforts to create opportunities for all children to learn, play, and grow through the garden. KidsGardening provides garden grants and original educational materials to more than 2.6 million kids across the country.

We are seeking an Education Specialist to serve as a youth gardening and garden-based learning expert responsible for co-developing and implementing KidsGardening’s educational content strategy as well as supporting youth garden grant administration and the Kids Garden Community.

This is a contracted position at 20-30 hours per week with the potential to develop into a full-time staff position in 2022.

KidsGardening is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We are looking for someone to join a team committed to organizational work related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. We are aware we have a great deal of work still to do to address existing inequities in youth gardening and youth development, and we are committed to action forward together.

Skills & Experience

  • Required:
    • Experience working in a diversity of settings, e.g., public schools, community gardens, urban communities, rural communities, under-resourced communities, New American communities, Native American reservations, or Black communities
    • Five plus years of experience working in school and/or youth garden programs as an educator or coordinator
    • Experience producing high quality educational materials for garden education
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Self-starter who works well independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to think big picture to strategize and plan as well as perform routine daily tasks
  • Preferred:
    • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Dropbox, and Canva
    • Comfort with social media, including Instagram Live, IGTV, and Facebook Live

Programs (100%)

  • Educational Content (60%)
    • Draw on experience, data, and the expertise of the KidsGardening Content Team to develop and implement a comprehensive annual educational content strategy for our broad and diverse national audience of more than 40,000, including:
      • Curriculum books
      • E-books
      • Activities and Lesson Plans
      • Webinars
      • Trainings
      • Blogs
      • Video
    • Write, edit, format, and publish educational content
    • Develop and oversee curriculum marketing plan
  • Kids Garden Community Engagement (20%)
    • Engage with members of the Kids Garden Community by contributing new conversations, advice, resources, and encouragement; build relationships and gather information to guide the youth gardening movement.
  • Grant Administration (10%)
    • Support Programs team in the design of grant programs
    • Aid with the evaluation of grant applications
  • Outreach (10%)
    • Participate in interviews, events, and conferences on behalf of KidsGardening

Specifics

  • Office space is available in Burlington, Vermont, but remote work anywhere in the United States is possible
  • This is a contract position for 20-30 hours per week during normal business hours
  • Some travel will be required
  • Pay will range from $30-$35 per hour dependent on experience