Job Openings at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Announced

Posted on September 30, 2013 by Erin Grajek

Job Openings at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Announced

Education Program Assistant

Posted September 17, 2013
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is seeking qualified applicants for a part- time position of Education Program Assistant.

Working under the direct supervision of the Director of Education, the individual will work with the Education Department staff and docents in facilitating plant related, hands-on classes and tours for adult, school age and special needs groups. The individual must have an interest in teaching botany related subjects and have experience working with children and adults of all ages. A high level of written, verbal skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite are required.

Applicants must have a minimum of two years undergraduate coursework in Education and/or the Natural Sciences or a current NYS Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education or Science Education and at least one year of experience working in an educational setting with children and adults. The individual is expected to work weekday mornings and most Saturdays not to exceed 25 hours per week.
If you would like to be a member of our dedicated staff, please submit a letter of interest and resume via e-mail to David J. Swarts, President/CEO at dswarts@buffalogardens.com.

Gardener

Posted September 17, 2013
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is seeking a creative, highly motivated and experienced individual for the full time position of Gardener.

Working under the direct supervision of the Director of Horticulture, the Gardener will be expected to maintain specialized planting areas and/or the collection in the indoor and outdoor gardens and preform general maintenance when necessary. Experience working with tropical plants in a greenhouse, designing creative displays for flower shows and events and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is preferred.

This position requires a degree in horticulture from an accredited college or university with at least three years of horticulture related experience. The candidate should possess a NYS Pesticide Applicators License and a valid NYS driver’s license. This position requires a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends.

If you would like to be a member of our dedicated staff, please submit a letter of interest and resume via e-mail to David J. Swarts, President/CEO, at dswarts@buffalogardens.com.


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