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Please feel free to forward this Part Time Education Coordinator job description on to folks you know might be interested...thanks!
   
    Program Description 
The Washington Youth Garden, a project of the Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA) and U.S. National Arboretum (USNA), is comprised of an in-school Garden Science program and two outdoor garden programs, Growing FoodGrowing Together and Seed to Supper, both located on the grounds of the USNA. During the winter months, children receive weekly instruction through a highly interactive, hands-on program that introduces plant and environmental sciences, food, and nutrition. During the spring and summer, the children and their families learn to grow and prepare their own food by tending their very own garden plots and a variety of communal areas. In addition to learning to grow their own food, youth gardeners participate in a variety of field trips, creative arts activities, environmental science lessons, cooking classes, and special garden events. 

Responsibilities 
This is a part-time professional position (with the potential to become full-time) under the direct supervision of the Program Director of the Washington Youth Garden (WYG) at the U.S. National Arboretum.  The Education Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, and executing educational programs that will teach participants to understand and appreciate agriculture, food and nature. The curriculum spans over four programs and includes topics such as: plant needs, plant structure and function, soils and water, composting, food and nutrition, life cycles, and pollination.  
   
  Responsibilities include:
   
  X                  Develop and conduct educational programs for four major programs:  Garden Science, SPROUT, Growing FoodGrowing Together and Seed to Supper.  Programs include hands-on, cooperative, and interdisciplinary activities. 
   
  X                  Coordinate with the Garden Coordinator to develop and conduct garden-based activities for SPROUT, Growing FoodGrowing Together and Seed to Supper programs.
   
  X                  Develop gardening and curriculum workshops for local educators with the help of the Garden Coordinator and Program Director.
   
  X                  Develop program schedules and maintain contact with local schools and other partners pertinent to WYG programs.
   
  X                  Prepare lessons and materials for educational programs
   
  X                  Assist with daily operations of the WYG (i.e. inventory and order programming supplies, assist Garden Coordinator with greenhouse and garden maintenance, develop work plans, assist Program Director with some office administration,)
   
  X                  Coordinate with Program Director to secure in-kind program supplies
   
  X                  Recruit, train and supervise Garden Educator volunteers and interns.
  
Qualifications 
  The Education Coordinator must have a BA/BS in Education or a related field.  (S)he must be comfortable working with diverse populations, especially, elementary school children (age 8 to 12).  In addition, the Education Coordinator must possess good communication skills and work closely with Program Director, Garden Coordinator, FONA staff, teachers, principles, parents, interns and volunteers. (S)he must be capable of physical work in various weather conditions and able to lift 50 lbs. Classroom teaching and agricultural/horticultural/ experience is ideal.  Arts/creative experiences, First Aid/CPR certification and bilingual skills are highly recommended. 
    
Compensation 
24 hours per week at $12/hr.  Workmens compensation.  Free parking.

  
How to Apply 
Deadline: December 22, 2005
  Mail, email or fax a cover letter, resume and two letters of reference to the address below: 


  Washington Youth Garden 
  at the U.S. National Arboretum
3501 New York Avenue, N.E. 
Washington, D.C. 20002 
fax: 202.245.4575 
email: rushk@usna.ars.usda.gov 

For more information contact the WYG office at (202) 426-0176 or send an email to rushk@usna.ars.usda.gov. Visit us at http://www.fona.org/youthgarden.html
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