|HORTICULTURE EDUCATION SPEC|
|SEIU Professional Non-Exempt|
|This is professional work assisting the Horticulture Education Supervisor develop, implement, present and coordinate educational programming for children and adults. This position provides support by instructing classes and volunteers, researching course materials, locating and securing specialty instructors, maintaining class schedules, etc. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Horticulture Education Supervisor and reviewed through meetings, reports submitted, observation and evaluation of results obtained. This position will be conducting training and must be able to communicate in front of large groups of adults and/or children.|
|Assists the Horticulture Education Supervisor with developing and implementing new programs and ongoing projects
Instructs class field trips from elementary and middle-schools primarily in OCPS pre-approved curriculum; instructs volunteers on how to be Garden Guides.
Designs course outlines, determines pricing for members and non-members, develops brochures for the quarterly class schedules and to publicize the programs.
Tabulates results of interest surveys and class evaluations and makes recommendations regarding revised curriculum and repeat instructors.
Develops and maintains master schedule of classes, contacts and recruits instructors for classes and requisitions supplies and equipment, coordinates meeting areas and times.
Assists with training the education volunteers, interns and garden guides.
Prepares public service announcements.
Coordinates class trips with Orange County Public Schools or individual teachers, registers classes and field trips.
Researches materials and develops course curriculum.
May assist with grant proposals.
Reviews current Horticulture literature to remain updated in the field.
Performs other related work as required.
|Knowledge of Horticulture, Botany, Environmental issues and the Natural Sciences.
Skilled in conducting research
Ability to handle multiple assignments and changing priorities.
Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with representatives of community, public and private groups, and relate community interests to Garden programming.
Ability to operate personal computer.
Ability to communicate with and provide information to adults and children, orally and in writing.
Ability to physically lead tours in a garden environment.
Ability to design class brochures.
Ability to coordinate logistics
|Bachelors Degree in Horticulture, Botany, Natural Sciences or related field and six (6) months to one (1) year of experience in public horticulture, education, public relations or related field; or an equivalent combination of related training and experience.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Valid Florida Driver's License.
Note Added 05/22/96