Part-time (15-20 hours per week)
Centner Academy is a progressive, independent ‘happiness’ school that combines a deep commitment to emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and happiness with a challenging curriculum including foreign language acquisition, entrepreneurial thinking, problem-solving, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration. Centner Academy’s mission is to promote:
● Happy, thriving students
● Rigorous curriculum that engages students
● Mindfulness and emotional intelligence
● Effective foreign language acquisition
● Project- and problem-based learning
● Entrepreneurial thinking
● Personalized learning journeys
● Habits to optimize neurodevelopment
Centner Academy’s curriculum philosophy was developed by a team of seasoned educators to meet the needs and expectations of globally minded families. Our intention is to shape future adults who are not only confident and poised to succeed, but who also have the character and skills needed to make the world a better, kinder, and more loving place for all.
Centner Academy is looking for a School Garden Educator to join our school community. Must be comfortable being in person on campus.
Roles and Responsibilities
The School Garden Educator plans and leads hands-on and classroom garden lessons and works with teachers and parent/community volunteers to ensure that Centner Academy maximizes the educational potential of its garden. They also act as a liaison with the school’s farm project, leading activities during field trips.
● Lead students through propagation, planting, cultivation, harvesting and maintenance activities in the school’s garden
● Support educational programs and facilitate/ teach garden lessons and curriculum in the classroom
● Act as liaison with the agricultural program at the school’s farm Regener8 Farm
● Lead garden education activities during field trip dates to the farm
● Work with school chef to utilize harvested vegetables from the garden
● Plan, manage and maintain garden and equipment — School tool shed, rakes, shovels, hand tools, and all materials that belong to the garden program.
● Manage and maintain the appearance of the school garden with students and during preparation and cleanup time.
● Compile materials list and communicate with the farm regarding new seedlings needed for the garden.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
● Minimum 1-2 years facilitation or teaching experience with children ages 5-12
● Ability to manage 15-20 elementary-age students in the garden and classroom setting.
● Knowledge of or interest in topics including organic gardening, urban gardening, botany, environmental science, food systems
● Understanding of the importance of the connection with nature; possess a genuine love of nature and education. ● Possess excellent organizational, communication, and people skills.
● Exemplify and model a general attitude of helpfulness, support, and growth.
● Personal experience in gardening and a personal connection to the natural world.
To apply, please submit a copy of your resume to email@example.com. Please also provide professional references (name and full contact information) with application. Compensation is competitive and based on experience. This is a year-round position. Staff training often occurs in summer months.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is the policy of the school that employment decisions for all applicants and employees will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other characteristics protected under local, state, or federal law. No employee will be retaliated against for raising concerns under this policy. We seek each employee’s contribution and assistance in helping us maintain equal employment opportunity.