This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG), Public Programs Division. The incumbent assists the science and public programs team with teaching educational programs and maintaining the educational supply rooms.Learn more about this agency
***TOUR OF DUTY IS A FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE – WORK ON WEEKENDS, EVENINGS AND HOLIDAYS IS REQUIRED.***
The U.S. Botanic Garden is comprised of approximately 70 positions organized into Administrative Services, Public Programs Division, Horticulture Division and an Operations Division serving physical facilities consisting of the Administration Building, Conservatory, National Garden, Bartholdi Park and the Production Facility at D.C. Village and providing memorable, educational experiences to over 1 million visitors a year. Learn more here: US Botanic Garden
Major duties include the following:
Offers educational programs that communicate the importance of plants. Assists with the implementation of educational programs and projects. Offers formal and informal educational programs and hands-on activities for classroom, Conservatory and outdoor venues. Teaches using inquiry- and object-based learning techniques. Assists with volunteer training, creating content for interpretive signs, materials preparation and classroom set-up.
Assists with project review and program analysis, including assembling documentation such as written materials, digital files, photographs and participant evaluations. Assists with development of curriculum for review by the Public Programs team.
Researches and recommends lessons and materials for educational programming in garden/museum, natural, and school classroom setting. Assists in development of goals, objectives and planning for educational programs, as well as hands-on activities for festivals and other large programs. Keeps abreast of best practices in museum and botanical garden education and applies them at USBG.
Maintains USBG educational supplies, storage areas and the classroom. Maintains well-organized storage and cataloging of educational supplies and inventories supplies. Helps identify furniture, signs, and storage or classroom spaces that need repair or replacement.
Works with fellow employees to enhance public understanding and awareness of the educational activities of the USBG. Provides updates and pertinent information to USBG management regarding communications with stakeholders. Assists with content creation for websites, cell phone tours, signs, handouts, brochures and other educational visitor service documents. Communicates educational offerings to external customers and to customers within the USBG and AOC.
The incumbent must follow relevant safety rules, regulations and standard operating procedures. Must utilize knowledge of and comply with all established safety and security rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner. Ensures adherence to all safety practices and proper use of all equipment.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for training and collaboration.
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