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Wylde Center is hiring!

1. Development Director

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Development Director is a full-time position overseeing the Wylde Center’s fundraising and development efforts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute Wylde Center’s annual fundraising plan, including securing financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
  • Oversee all Wylde Center fundraising events, including the plant sale (April), beer garden (June), and  wreath-making (December) events, among others
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Work with our grant writer to ensure our foundation goals are met

Start Date:  April 1, 2018

Application Information: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to Stephanie Van Parys at Salary commensurate with experience. Resumes will be accepted through March 15, 2018, or until the position has been filled.

View the full job description: Wylde Center Development Director

2. Educator

Reporting to and in partnership with the Education Director, the educator is a 35 hour position teaching garden and environmental education programs for public school groups and partner organizations, delivering our programming to diverse communities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead weekly culinary and garden lessons at the Decatur Housing Authority and teach as needed at the Wylde Center, in City Schools of Decatur, and at other schools around Atlanta.
  • Assist with education department programs as needed, including environmental education, break camps, and public events.
  • Develop curriculum for classes with the education team.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge of gardening and environmental education, and able to practically instruct students on these topics.
  • Able to work outside to facilitate hands-on farm to school programming and environmental science programming when needed.
  • Experience developing and delivering garden and science-based curriculum; previous experience working with at-risk urban communities and leading Farm to School programs preferred; experience with Georgia Performance Standards/Common Core a plus.
  • Must enjoy working with youth and adults.

Additional Information

  • Physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs; may be required to move materials weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Hourly rate commensurate with experience

Start Date:  Immediate

Application Information: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Allison Ericson at Resumes will be accepted until the position has been filled.

View the full job description: Educator Position

3. Birthday Party Guides

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




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.