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Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati

Career Opportunity


Education Specialist

The Civic Garden Center’s award winning Neighborhood Gardens Program seeks motivated individual to develop and implement effective strategies for assisting community groups in creating and maintaining community gardens and greening projects. Responsibilities include training individuals and groups, in both informal hands-on and classroom settings, in all the aspects of community garden development, including group organizational development, landscape design and construction, and organic food and ornamental gardening techniques.

Experience and/or training in community organizing, group motivation, consensus building, conflict resolution, food and landscape garden design, garden construction and maintenance techniques are important. Applicant must be able to work with diverse populations, have proven teaching abilities, and good written and verbal communication skills. They should have experience working with and managing volunteers. Experience in carpentry, plumbing and masonry a plus. Must be physically able to lift, carry and move heavy materials. Must have valid Ohio or Kentucky drivers license and access to own transportation.

Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in botany, horticulture, community organizing or related field required. A successful candidate for this position should be outgoing, creative, self motivated, flexible, honest, reliable, and an effective team builder. Knowledge of computer applications of all kinds, including word processing, desktop publishing and spreadsheets useful. Those who enjoy working with people creating positive neighborhood solutions in an outdoor, hands-on garden setting will fit right in.

Competitive salaries and single health, dental and life benefits. Send resume, references and salary requirements by 1/28/99 to Ben Long, Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45206. EEO. Position will be filled when desired candidate is found. No phone calls please.

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