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Children’s Garden Instructor: Queens Botanical Garden

Children’s Garden Instructor (Part-Time)

 

Mission

Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship.

The Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is a private non-profit cultural institution located on 39 acres of New York City public land in Flushing, New York. The Garden serves nearly 210,000 visitors each year; a visitor survey reveals that 75% of all visitors speak a language other than English at home. This astounding fact underscores the importance of the Garden’s mission and the challenges and opportunities it faces daily in creating programs, exhibits and landscapes that serve the needs of one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation. The Garden has committed itself to addressing the complex and ever changing needs of its diverse community and to being the place where people, plants and cultures meet.

 

Queens Botanical Garden’s Children’s Garden sponsored by HSBC enables children ages 2-14 the opportunity to plant, maintain, and harvest vegetables, herbs, and flowers in an outdoor learning environment. The children not only explore various methods of gardening, but also discover their surrounding environment through hands-on activities about birds, insects, trees, solar energy, water conservation, and composting. These positions offer a unique opportunity for individuals with interests in horticulture, education, environmental sustainability and/or non-profit organizations.

 

Responsibilities include:

 Planting, preparation, and maintenance of the Children’s Garden  Working with children and facilitating lessons during programming  Assisting with creation and implementation of environmental education curriculum as needed  Supervising, mentoring, and teaching high school level and above interns.

Ideal candidates will:

 Be a minimum of sophomore in college, pursuing studies in education, botany, environmental studies or related field or has studied one of these fields  Be knowledgeable of basic small-scale vegetable gardening  Have experience working with and teaching children  Have experience supervising, teaching, and motivating interns and volunteers  Be able to work some evenings, and weekends, as mentioned below  Be an enthusiastic and energetic leader in a fast-paced environment  Be self-motivated with the ability to work both alone and in groups  Excellent communication and organizational abilities.

 

Dates and Times (ideally, candidates will be available for all of the following, but we are flexible)  Spring program: Saturdays from April through June, possible Thursdays mornings  Summer training (required for Summer Program): last week in June  Summer program: 32 hours per week for 7 weeks (July-August)  Fall: Five (5) weekend dates in September and October, possible Thursday mornings.

To apply you must put “Children’s Garden Instructor” in the subject line and send cover letter and résumé to education@queensbotanical.org. No calls please education@queensbotanical.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

 

LTE – FORESTRY TECHNICIAN-ADV

Title: LTE – FORESTRY TECHNICIAN-ADV (2 Positions)

Job Description: Forestry Technician Advanced: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Forest Management, Sciences Section, is hiring two seasonal forest technicians. The positions will work 40 hours a week assisting with field study establishment and forestry data collection. Duties will include forest cruising, plant identification, installing field data recorders, tree coring, soil sampling, girdling of trees using chainsaws and entering data into Excel.

Contact: Dustin R Bronson (dustin.bronson@wisconsin.gov)

Location: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Rhinelander Service Center, 107 Sutliff Avenue, Rhinelander, WI 54501 Telephone Number: (715) 360-6808 Hourly Rate: $16.000 per hour. Flexible start date between May 2, and June 13, 2016

Duration: Job starts approximately May 2, 2016

Duties:

80% Collect forestry related data: Cruise forest stands, collecting basal area by species. Conduct habitat type and forest understory regeneration assessments.

Establish long-term forest study plots.

15% Data management: Prepare and manage datasets using Microsoft Office products. Enter and review data generated from forest silviculture studies.

5% Literature review: Assist forest ecology team in literature reviews using online web databases, journal access and electronic library resources.

Knowledge Required: Ideal candidates will have some experience in forestry or forest sciences. Candidates should have a strong work ethic and able to work outside daily throughout a range of weather conditions. Candidates should be able to work both in a team environment and independently. Additional qualifications include tree/shrub identification and knowledge of plant communities. Finally, candidates should be proficient with map and compass along with GPS technology.

Application Deadline: March 11, 2016

To Apply: Submit Form 9100-162 LTE Application (http://dnr.wi.gov/employment/lte/9100162_fillExt.pdf, hard copy also available at most WDNR offices), resume, cover letter and references to:

Dustin R Bronson

Dustin.Bronson@wisconsin.gov

107 Sutliff Avenue

Rhinelander, WI 54501

RE: Job Code 10094

 

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Additional Information: Please email application materials to Dustin Bronson @ dustin.bronson@wisconsin.gov.