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Education Program Coordinator

Reports to

Education Director





Working with the Education Director, the Education Program Coordinator works to coordinate and implement educational activities for in school learning opportunities such as field trips, summer camps, no school day programming, and Garden on the Road. An ideal canididate is a life-long learner that wants to share knowledge with others and is passionate about creating unique, one-of-a-kind experiences for learners of all ages, abilities, and circumstances connecting them to the natural world through environmental education and stewardship. The ideal candidate should have a desire to interact with visitors of all ages and Garden partners to support the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) focus of the Education Program at IBG.


Education Programs (on and off site) (~80%)


  • Develop, teach (at least two per month), schedule, coordinate, and (as needed) host seasonal STEAM programs that are generally youth focused. 

  • Schedule on-site and off-site programs, send confirmations and evaluations, contact external facilitators, assemble materials as needed, and provide other logistical support for education programs. 

  • Conduct data entry for set up of field trips and Garden on the Road programs in management database.

  • Under guidance of Education Director, work with Garden Educators to deliver STEAM programs that meet Idaho Content Standards.

  • Coordinate on-site field trips and evaluation tracking for programs. 

  • Distribute evaluations for educational programs and create “postmortems” to provide summary and feedback to Education Director for program documentation and reports.

  • Create educationally focused content as needed and agreed upon by Education Director for external audiences following protocols (e.g., blog, articles, grants, registration materials etc.).

  • With the Education Director develop and lead in school learning opportunities on and off site following the Garden’s curricula and procedures that are generally youth focused.

  • Continue collaborations with other like-minded institutions to maximize inclusiveness and accessibility to learners in the Treasure Valley community.

IBG Programming Support (~20%)


  • Engage with visitors through programs, tours, and casual interpretation.

  • Assist with special events and other customer service tasks as needed.

  • Working with the Education Director, develop and lead trainings and continuing education opportunities that are Garden-focused for Garden Educators.


Skills, Specifications, & Experience​

  • Basic ability with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

  • Experience with Blackbaud, Altru, or other management database preferred.

  • Knowledge and/or experience preferred in the following areas: Idaho native plants and animals, common landscape plants and outdoor education techniques.

  • Training in interpretation, such as leading tours, developing programs. 

  • Experience developing and teaching curricula with a focus on youth and working with groups of children in an educational setting.

  • Familiarity with Idaho Content Standards, or similar, preferred.

  • Flexibility and the ability to make quick decisions.

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with others as a team.

  • Excellent and engaging communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Flexibility in schedule, ability to work some evenings and weekends preferred (~90% 9a-5p, ~10% weekends or after 5p).

  • CPR, First Aid certification, and Child Abuse Prevention training, or willingness to become certified prior to start of programming.


  • B.A., B.S., or Associates degree in biology or education (or related field) preferred, or completed equivalent coursework/training

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with education, or an equivalent combination of education and experience 

  • Indoor/outdoor work in all weather conditions with occasional work at special events

  • Must have clearances prior to hire date (ID State Police Background Check)

  • A valid driver’s license and good driving record. Occasional work offsite for outreach and out of school programs at schools, libraries, and other venues

  • Some weekend and occasional evening work are required

To Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter, for review to

It is understood that this job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by the Education Program Coordinator within this job, but this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

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