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Garden Educator - Part Time

Part-time Garden Educator Job Announcement

Global Gardens is currently seeking an experienced, self-motivated teaching professional to fill the role of part-timeGarden Educator. The Garden Educator will provide after-school and summer programming for approximately 10-15 hours per week. The ideal candidate will be goal-oriented, organized, collaborative, and interested in professional growth.

Essential Responsibilities: Reporting to and in partnership with the Program Director (PD), the Garden Educator develops and facilitates a year-long program of inquiry-based, garden-focused science and peace education that fosters learning engagement, confidence, problem solving and social skills, self-regulation, healthy eating, and student empowerment.

  • Works with the PD to plan and implement year-round garden-focused instruction for extended learning programs.
  • Designs appropriate lessons that incorporate student-led and inquiry-based teaching strategies.
  • Encourages student enthusiasm for and ownership of the learning process.
  • Supports and manages student events and community projects.
  • Facilitates seed-to-plate experiences for participants.
  • Manages garden spaces at assigned sites.
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with families, school representatives and community partners.
  • Oversees the activities of site-based volunteers, interns and assistant educators.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Teaching experience, particularly experience with elementary science education
  • Gardening experience, particularly organic gardening
  • Knowledge of communities associated with GG partner schools
  • Spanish language skills a plus


  • Commitment to children’s well-being and belief in their ability to impact the world
  • Commitment to student-led and inquiry-based education
  • Commitment to peaceful and positive conflict resolution
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively in a team-based environment
  • Excellent time management skills and flexibility in meeting scheduling needs

Global Gardens provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Program Director Kalie Miller at

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