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Job Posting: Oak Lawn Park District-Kid's Garden Instructor

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Under direction of the Cultural Arts Supervisor, the Children's Gardening instructor educates children of varying ages (6 years and older) on the importance of planting and nurturing flowering and vegetable plants as well as teaching successful gardening skills. This is a hands-on course; the instructor will be gardening with the students and instructing them on appropriate techniques of organic gardening. The instructor must also educate the children on related topics in an imaginative way. The instructor is responsible for keeping track of inventory for the program and communicating with the Supervisor when supplies are needed.

Master Gardener Certificate-
strongly recommended
Experience in Organic Gardening
Good verbal skills
Has the ability to transport self
Good organizational skills
Good supervisory skills
Serves as a nurturing and positive role model for children
Is encouraging to children

Pay: $15/hour
The instructor will be compensated for 1 hour of prep time before and along with each 1.5 hour class which will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-10:30am (5 hours/week). The session will last 10-12 weeks. (The number of hours and weeks are subject to change).

Please contact:

Adam Fisher

Recreation Supervisor

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