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Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

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Garden Educator

Posted: 1/27/15. Part-time, Seasonal, app. 9-15 hours per week.

Garden Educators promote the Garden’s initiative in environmental education by leading, teaching and interacting with children and adults participating in the following programs: Sonoran Desert Adventure (grades K-4), private tours, and festivals.  Additional duties and responsibilities requiring a specific skill set may be available throughout the season. Garden Educators ensure program excellence is met at all levels while promoting and implementing the mission, vision and values of the Desert Botanical Garden.

Responsibilities include: Leading, teaching and interacting with students, teachers, and chaperones on scheduled investigations using interactive, hands-on and inquiry-based teaching methods; conducting and interpreting assigned investigations in a safe and engaging manner; assisting in the maintenance of materials for guided programs by making and stocking investigation supplies and completing pre- and post-investigation duties; supporting education programs, as needed, by attending program meetings/trainings; and successfully completing Garden Educator kindergarten-through-fourth grade level training, and other professional development opportunities.

Requirements include teaching and/or work experience in a science-related field or in education (Bachelor level degree preferred); demonstrated informal teaching and group management capabilities; flexibility to work well in a team environment; enthusiasm and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work on weekends and evenings, if needed; ability to traverse Garden trails in all weather elements during year-round outdoor work and perform light bending and lifting (up to 25 lbs.) associated with routine job duties.

Please apply by 2/3/15.


The benefits of regular employment at the Desert Botanical Garden include a competitive benefits package*, complimentary family membership, employee admissions exchange, wellness initiatives and discounts. 

Reasonable accommodation may be made, where necessary, to allow a qualified individual to perform essential job functions. Honored as one of the 2012 Best Places to Work by the Phoenix Business Journal, the Desert Botanical Garden is an equal-opportunity employer.   

*subject to eligibility requirements

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The Desert Botanical Garden presents new works by world-renowned artists Philip and Matt Moulthrop. The exhibition features a collection of turned wood that reveals the inherent beauty of trees and shrubs native to Arizona. Woodturning has been a Moulthrop family legacy for three generations and their pieces are immediately recognizable by their distinct contemporary forms. The exhibit, Arizona Indigenous: New Turned Wood by Philip & Matt Moulthrop, opens February 6 and is included with paid Garden admission or membership.

Image Credit:
Philip Moulthrop, Desert Ironwood Dish, 2014,
2.5 x 6.75 x 6.75, turned wood
Image courtesy of CLUTCH Photo and Bentley Gallery, AZ

Exhibition courtesy of Bentley Gallery.

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