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Conservation and Adult Programs Specialist

San Antonio Botanical Garden
Alamo Heights, Texas, US
Closing date
Feb 7, 2023

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Aquarium / Zoo / Botanical garden
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Conservation and Adult Programs Specialist is responsible for managing the daily operations of the adult programs related to conservation, gardening, arts & culture at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. The Conservation and Adult Programs Specialist uses best practices and audience feedback to design and provide relevant, engaging, and high-quality programming to deepen guests connections with plants and nature. The primary duties of this position focus on administering plant-focused water conservation programming, which is supported by the Garden's performance-based contract with the San Antonio Water System. The secondary focus of the Conservation and Adult Programs Specialist is to manage plant-focused programming related to gardening, ethnobotany, arts & culture. The standard work schedule is Monday-Friday with the need to flex to support/lead evening and weekend programming.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Manage the daily operations of the conservation and adult programs in a timely manner, including creation of classes/tours/presentations/events, providing copy for marketing use, securing resources (space, supplies, etc.), implementing, evaluating, and assessing.
Manage the SAWS Water Conservation Programming Contract, including developing, seeking SAWS approval, implementing, and reporting on the required number of workshops, events, presentations, innovative programming or special projects, and outreach presentations to ensure the Garden fulfills and maximizes the SAWS Water Conservation contract.
Co-manage the Guided Walk/Tour Program with Volunteer Specialist.
Manage the ephemeral sign program and maintain its organization and inventory.
Supervise part-time conservation educators.
Work collaboratively with Programs Department team members and other departments to align and support programming across all audience areas.
Recruit volunteers with support from the Volunteer Program Specialist; train and maintain an effective working relationship with docents and other volunteers interested in leading/supporting guided tours, walks, and programs.
Manage current and new partnerships with content providers to offer a well-rounded schedule of programs based upon participation and audience feedback.
Work closely with the Director of Programs to meet 2022-2026 Strategic Plan objectives.
Manage the Conservation and Adult Program budget.
Maintain and report participation records, conduct evaluation, and report results.
Must be available for a Monday-Friday work schedule with the need to flex to support/lead evening and weekend programming
QUALIFICATIONS2-3 years experience related to providing related educational programming.Bachelors degree or higher is preferred in one of the following areas: Water Management, Environmental Science, Ethnobotany, Botany, Education, Horticulture, Agriculture, Forestry, Biology, Recreation & Parks, or closely related field.Prior management/supervisory experience. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESAbility to communicate effectively, professionally, and collaboratively with guests, staff, donors, and volunteers.
A strong work ethic and creative problem-solving skills.
Ability to remain positive and engaging in an outdoor environment with various weather conditions.
Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to follow-up and manage a complex schedule of programs.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
A commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.
Lifting objects weighing up to 25 pounds
Knowledge of current trends in public garden, education, museum, or cultural attraction programming.
Ability to lead trainings, create handbooks, training manuals, standard procedures, and other program materials.
COMPENSATION: Compensation will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the individual.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: When applying, upload both a Cover Letter (Additional Document Section) and Resume (Resume Section).Job descriptions are guidelines that attempt to characterize major duties and responsibilities of employees and are subject to change as needs and programs change. At the San Antonio Botanical Garden, they are considered neither inclusive nor exclusive.
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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