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Garden Educator at Grow Public Schools - 13174

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Garden Educator
Grow Public Schools
471 W Los Angeles Ave
93263 Shafter , CA ,
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Job Description: 

The Garden Educator is involved in teaching all garden classes and is responsible for the maintenance, care and upkeep of the garden classroom.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Maintenance of garden as stated in the garden handbook
Follows garden maintenance schedules
Involved in teaching all garden classes
Remains familiar with both the students’ curriculum and the current lessons in the kitchen to ensure connections are being made in the garden class
Remains informed about daily class schedule and lessons
Collaborates with the Lead Garden Educator and garden staff on the design of grade appropriate garden activities
Assists with planning for and executing all family gardening classes
Attends garden walk-throughs and takes notes to resolve outstanding items
Helps maintain garden equipment
Collaborates with the Lead Garden educator on the execution of grade appropriate garden skills, activities and lessons
Maintain communication with Kitchen Staff about garden production and available produce.
Assists in planning and executing events at fall, winter, and summer camps and seasonal events throughout the school year

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work with elementary and middle school children in an educational environment
Ability to maintain order and safe working practices in a kitchen setting with young students
Knowledge of effective and efficient kitchen techniques
Ability to take direction and work on a variety of tasks simultaneously
Ability to work collaboratively

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Ability to work safely in summer weather in direct sun
Ability to work with frequent interruption
Ability to stand, stoop, reach and bend
Ability to grasp and manipulate small and large objects
Ability to read small print
Ability to taste, smell and feel to determine quality of food
Ability to stand for long periods of time
Ability to work with and near electrical and other equipment

Education & Experience: 

Bachelor's degree preferred
Experience in agriculture, horticulture, and/or gardening
Experience working with young students preferred
Educational experience in related fields preferred

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