The Outdoor Educator will work 40 hours per week to coordinate and teach garden and environmental education programs for public school groups and partner organizations, delivering our initiatives to diverse communities. He or she will teach informal hands-on and lecture-style lessons at the Wylde Center, in school classrooms and gardens, at the Decatur Housing Authority, and other gardens and sites around Atlanta. In addition, he or she will make and maintain community connections and work with the Wylde Center’s education staff to develop, track, and deliver the education programs.
Application Information: If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume, references, and cover letter to Allison Ericson, Education Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes will be accepted for review through January 16, 2017.
Start Date: Begins February 1, 2017
The Wylde Center Farm Fellow will work for 10 months to grow food and herbs on two small urban plots, to run a small CSA and to feed programs related to underserved communities where we work. You will work with the Greenspace Director to plan, grow, harvest and distribute organically and naturally grown food. You will learn to run a small farm operation independently with guidance from experienced growers including greenhouse, CSA, and administration. The Farm Fellow will work to foster relationships with local communities including CSA members, volunteers and program communities. The Farm Fellow will also participate in regularly scheduled workdays and other Wylde Center related events. This position is designed for someone who is currently enrolled in or has completed a farmer training program.
Application Information: If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume, two letters of recommendation, and cover letter expressing your interest and abilities to JC Hines at email@example.com. Please put FARM FELLOWSHIP in title line. Resumes will be accepted for review through February 1, 2016 or until the position is filled.
Start Date: Begins February 11, 2017. This is a 10 month fellowship position.
The Garden Coach will work 10 hours per week to coordinate the Garden Coach programs. Garden Coaching is a joint effort between the Wylde Center Education and Greenspace Departments to provide hands-on garden installation and maintenance to school, churches, pre-schools and other non-profits. The Garden Coach will work with the Greenspace and Education Director to oversee implementations of gardens, volunteer organizing, and community partnerships. The Garden Coach will foster relationships with current Wylde Center schools and new schools. The Garden Coach will also be responsible for targeting new schools to join the program including contacting and presenting marketing material. This position will also participate in other Wylde Center events as assigned.
Application Information: If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume, references, and cover letter to JC Hines at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put GARDEN COACH in title line. Resumes will be accepted for review through January 15, 2017 or until a candidate is found.
Start Date: Begins February 1, 2017
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.
For more information about the Wylde Center, please visit www.wyldecenter.org.