Posted 3 weeks ago

Education Program Guide

Company: The Morton Arboretum
Category: Education

 Lisle

Type: Part Time

Implement nature programs for schools, scouts, and families by using the Arboretum’s natural resources. Help children discover the basic science concepts related to plant and animal life, interrelationships among species, and human influences on the environment, through engaging interpretive techniques and by following education program outlines. Essential Functions:

  • Present tours/programs, outreach, and other activities to Preschool – 12th grade students, scout groups, and other informal youth groups by following program goals or outlines. 
  • Present concepts related to the Arboretum’s natural and horticultural areas, special exhibits and events, and plant collections by using engaging interpretive and inquiry-based teaching techniques, both in person and virtually.
  • Guide groups on a variety of Arboretum trails, being alert to weather conditions, students’ level of understanding, and physical capabilities.
  • Understand and communicate the Arboretum’s mission, vision, strategic plan, programs, and structure in a positive, constructive, and effective manner.
  • May serve as point of contact with teachers for assigned school programs.
  • Participate in required training sessions, mentoring assignments, staff meetings, planning sessions, and guide meetings. 
  • Assist in the daily clean up and set up of programs as needed.