Classes @Fairchild Program Coordinator
The Classes at Fairchild Program Coordinator is responsible for the creation and implementation of adult, children, and family revenue-generating courses.
- BS or BA in related field required
- Strong interest in plants
- Experience teaching adult classes
- Computer savvy and comfortable with new software and technology
- Excellent organizational, supervisory, decision-making, delegation, and budgetary skills to effectively accomplish the purpose, goals, and objectives of the program
- Good communication and writing skills
- Work effectively, courteously, and agreeably with colleagues and volunteers
- Team player with a positive, can-do attitude who is flexible, proactive and can anticipate and troubleshoot program details
- Creative, organized, efficient, and detail-oriented, with a strong work ethic
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) required
- Developing a series of adult, family, and children classes in horticulture/gardening, plant science, landscape design, design thinking, culinary arts, visual arts, and health & wellness
- Instructing basic garden courses for adults
- Develop a horticulture certificate program
- Recruiting, supervising, and training instructors
- Developing marketing materials to support the program including producing two-course schedules each year for print and online
- Continually researching and identify new and innovative program ideas
- Maintaining communication with instructors, students, partners, and instructors including daily requests for clarifications, additional information, and procedures.
- Managing the online course registration system
- Maintaining program budget including all financial accounting from the online registration system
- Coordinating and management of the garden-wide master calendar including adding room requests from every department and communicating room set-ups with the facilities team
- Developing and implement a marketing plan to increase participation in the program
- Conducting program evaluation
This full-time position reports to the Director of Education. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Amy Padolf, Director of Education Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with ADA/Drug-free Workplace.
Seasonal Visitor Services Associate (P/T)
- Sales of memberships, tickets, store merchandise, and coffee/snacks. The candidate will be required to meet minimum sales goals as a condition of employment.
- Providing outstanding customer service to Garden guests, including but not limited to greeting, encouraging membership, assisting with purchases, and providing Garden information.
- Merchandising and stocking.
- Performing inventory counts and Shop tasks as assigned.
- Performing departmental clerical tasks as assigned and answering the phone.
- Substituting in other areas of the department as scheduled, including Garden vehicles and opening/closing kiosks with water stations.
- Position will require sitting, standing, bending, lifting, and driving. The ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds, with occasional lifting up to 50 pounds, is required.
- Other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
- The ability to work a flexible schedule, including day shifts, night shifts, weekends, and holidays.
- A commitment to superior customer service.
- Strong computer skills.
- Excellent communication skills and inter-personal skills.
- Cash handling, sales, and customer service experience preferred.
- The ability to work both inside and outside in a variety of weather conditions.
- Valid Driver’s license
The salary is $12 per hour. To apply for this position, please email a resume to email@example.com or fax it to 305.663.4944. No phone calls or walk-ins please.
This position will assist in delivering environmental science-based educational programming to elementary and/or secondary students at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Programs run weekly during the school year from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm; must be able to commit to at least one day per week (during program hours) for fall and/or spring semester. Preference will be given to those who are available September – May.
Note: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis
Candidates must submit a resume, brief cover letter, and application to Amy Padolf, Director of Education, firstname.lastname@example.org