Overview

Red Butte Garden, Utah’s botanical garden and arboretum and the largest botanical garden in the intermountain west, is excited to accept applications for an environmental educator in our School Programs department. Join our team and become a School Programs Educator and provide direct services to our community through our botany and science-based programs for K-12 students throughout the state. Share your passion for plants, the outdoors, and the
environment to school aged (K-12) kids during classroom visits, field trips, remote learning, and more. Gain valuable experience developing, teaching, and evaluating curricula for School Programs based on NGSS and Utah’s SEEd standards. Develop resume building skills through
professional development opportunities. Work in a beautiful botanical garden and travel to schools throughout the state. Must enjoy being outdoors, informal education, and working with school aged children.

This full-time, 12-month term (1700 hours) AmeriCorps position is offered through Utah Conservation Corps and is a great opportunity to grow your skills in environmental education, botany, horticulture, NGSS & SEEd science standards, and more. There are two positions available.

Tagged as: Conservation, Support Staff, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

• Background in science, education, environmental studies, botany, or horticulture
preferred
• Proven written and verbal communication skills
• Must enjoy working outside, in classrooms, and with children
• Proven basic Word, Excel, and Outlook skills
• Previous experience working with children and some knowledge of basic lesson planning
• Proactive, flexible, strong organizational skills; ability to work both independently and as
part of a team

Required Skills:

Be a United States citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident alien of the
United States
• Be at least 18 years of age
• Be eligible to serve an AmeriCorps term of service
• Have a high school diploma or GED or work towards obtaining one while in the program.
It is a requirement to obtain a high school diploma or GED before one is eligible to use
the Education Award.
• Must be clear of any record on the National Sex Offender Public Registry. Must have a
criminal record clear of any conviction(s)

Preferred Skills:

• Physical ability to lift 50 lbs., carry ladders, stand, and walk on uneven, hilly terrain
• A valid driver's license and reliable vehicle if unable to utilize public transportation
• A positive and professional manner with diverse populations

About Utah Conservation Corps

Utah Conservation Corps is an AmeriCorps program made up of members, staff, and partners dedicated to service to our community and environment. We engage in projects throughout the state of Utah that address goals relating to environmental conservation, leadership, education, and sustainability.

UCC AmeriCorps members have committed to a term of service for their country that may range from 3 months to a year. Our members are individuals seeking opportunities to give back, to improve the environment and explore the beauty of Utah's public lands. Many of our members are current students or recent graduates looking to gain experience in the fields of natural resource conservation, education, or social services.

Utah Conservation Corps is a program of Utah State University's Center for Community Engagement.

Application Instructions

For the full position description and application instructions, please visit: https://www.usu.edu/ucc/files/2023_RedButteGarden_SchoolProgramsEnvironmentalEducator_PD.pdf