Guides are responsible for preparing the garden for each party, greeting each party and guiding each party through the selected themed activity, ensuring the safety and enjoyment of all guests. Occasional duties also include opening and closing facility and managing check-out paperwork with guests. Typical time requirement for Guides for each party is estimated at 1-2 hours.
Must have availability on weekends and must enjoy working with young children. Affinity for nature, gardening, and performing are helpful, but not required.
Guides are hired as independent contractors and paid per booked date.
Please send inquiries to the Pubic Programs Coordinator at Sara@wyldecenter.org.
The mission of Wylde Center is to educate, cultivate greenspaces and build community in the areas we serve.
Wylde Center accomplishes this through educational programs, events and greenspaces that actively engage youth, families and individuals in their environment, health and community, and that develop skills in environmental science, sustainable urban living, organic gardening, health, and nutrition.
Wylde Center was founded in 1997 out of a need to provide opportunities to experience nature in an urban environment. As a result of the community’s involvement and commitment, the organization has evolved into a large and active nonprofit organization operating five greenspaces (Oakhurst Garden, Sugar Creek Garden, Hawk Hollow, Edgewood Community Learning Garden, and the Mulberry Fields Garden) in four different Decatur and Atlanta neighborhoods, open year round for the community, for events and for Wylde Center’s educational programs.
Additionally, Wylde Center provides one of the largest youth environmental and science education programs in metro-Atlanta, including the Decatur Farm to School program, Atlanta Farm to School, Healthy Living by Healthy Growing at the Decatur Housing Authority, and science program and field trips linked to Common Core standards.