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Nature Educator - Loveland Learning Garden

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Green Umbrella

Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Organization: Loveland Learning Garden

About the position:

Loveland Learning Garden 501(c)(3) of Loveland, Ohio is seeking individuals effective at actively engaging primary and elementary age students in hands-on, outdoor lessons using our onsite food/floral garden and nature trail as learning environments. A teaching background or experience successfully leading groups of children to lead experiential learning activities is a plus. Background knowledge in nature related topics, academic subjects, gardening, nutrition or environmental areas is helpful. Lesson plans and materials are provided.

Duties

TEACHING

∙ Effectively deliver nature-based lessons to 1st-4th graders in an outdoor environment; adapt as needed to meet needs of group and weather conditions

∙ Guide students through interactive learning activities using explanation and facilitation techniques relevant to age group (e.g. reflective questioning, refocusing attention, etc.)

∙ Prepare for lesson plan delivery and organize materials for successful outcomes

∙ Manage lesson setup and cleanup on teaching days; return supplies used to storage

∙ Appropriately manage student behavior and group dynamics while ensuring the experience is safe, fun & positive!

LEARNING INNOVATION

∙ Share lesson plan improvement ideas and successful approaches

∙ Suggest new lessons or activities or tools that would assist teaching effectiveness

∙ Seek and use feedback to continually improve personal effectiveness teaching youth

COMMUNICATIONS

∙ Use relevant technology to support communication with teachers or nonprofit team as needed ∙ Contribute pictures to support program outreach; confirm student photo permissions with classroom teacher

An ideal candidate will possess:

∙ Self-motivation; responsible, punctual, professional

∙ High energy level; outgoing and friendly personality

∙ Enthusiasm for working with children to build love of nature and fresh food

∙ Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills

∙ Attention to detail and problem-solving ownership

∙ Resourceful and creative; ability to adapt lessons as needed to deliver objectives

∙ Must be able to pass a background check

Schedule

Flexible based on availability. Outdoor classes are scheduled weekdays between 9-3:30pm during Fall (late August thru October) and Spring (April thru May). Opportunities may exist for summer camp and afterschool program support.

Job Type

This is an independent contract position. Fee paid according to terms of agreed proposal. Send resume, references and hourly rate required to info@lovelandlearninggarden.org

More information can be found here.