Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation
Position: School/Youth Education Program Specialist, Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
The School/Youth Education Program Specialist is responsible for implementing and coordinating school based field trips aligned to state science and history standards, as well as youth education and family programs that foster discovery and learning experiences focused on horticulture and the natural world. The school/youth education program specialist serves as the primary resource for Arboretum school field trips, teacher training programs and youth and family programs. The School/Youth Education Program Specialist is an employee of the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with teachers and schools in developing and presenting education programs; extensive knowledge of state science and history curriculum standards; demonstrated organizational experience with school and youth program planning and implementation; experience in administering or teaching programs in an outdoor environment; effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently within a flexible team environment; ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups, and ability to use Microsoft Office applications.
Required Education and Experience:
BA in education, horticulture, science, museum studies, or related field; at least three years’ experience in education program planning and implementation, or the equivalent; a working knowledge of educational programs relating to horticulture, science, and/or the environment. Museum, education or similar experience is preferred.
The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
The Arboretum is a 127-acre botanical garden and historical site jointly operated by the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. Located east of Los Angeles in the city of Arcadia, the Arboretum is home to plant collections from around the world, as well as architectural landmarks representative of important chapters of California history. The Arboretum hosts over 320,000 annual visitors, in addition to serving 20,000 students a year through school programs and adult education.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. No calls or faxes please.
Please email letter of interest and cv to: Jennifer.email@example.com
Or mail directly to:
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
ATTN: Jennifer Van Stralen
301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007