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The Education Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Director and the Visitor Services Coordinator to implement the educational programming at Bayard Cutting Arboretum. The Education Coordinator Position is supported with funding from the New York State Park and Trail Partnership Grants and New York’s Environmental Protection Fund. The Park and Trail Partnership Grants are administered by Parks & Trails New York, in partnership with the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Specific Duties:
• Design, implement, and teach educational programs for the CSA Farm.
• Develop a consistent schedule of programs held at Arboretum to promote mission.
• Work with Arboretum staff and Horticultural Society volunteers to manage educational opportunities.
• Increase awareness of the NYS Parks and BCA’s mission to grow community involvement.
• Actively participate as a docent and assist in volunteer training for tours.
• Prepare and breakdown spaces for programming to suit facilitators’ needs.
• Coordinate and liaise with local/regional educators, non-profits, and other potential partners.
• Responsible for program budget management and project financials.
• Facilitate and improve education outreach using social media and networking.

• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education / environmental science or Associate’s degree and two years of experience in field.
• Experience with education of students in traditional and nontraditional settings.
• A valid New York State Driver’s license and access to own transportation.
• Willingness to work weekends and evenings.
• Exceptional attention to detail, deadlines, and strong organizational skills are essential.

• Working knowledge of horticulture, farming, and environmental related topics.
• Self-starter with enthusiasm and passion for the outdoors.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, in writing and orally across various media platforms.
• Strong classroom and group management skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and social media platforms.
• Ability to foster positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders and community members.
• Ability to work in a physical environment and to lift and carry 50lbs short distances.