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Education Program Coordinator

(Out-of-school Focus) 

Reports to

Education Director




$16 - $19/hr 

Working with the Education Director, the Education Program Coordinator works to coordinate and implement educational activities for out-of-school learning opportunities such as after-school, no-school day programming,  adult classes and workshops, and Garden Ambassadors. An ideal candidate is a lifelong 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 the 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. 


Outreach and Out of School (~50%)

  • With the Education Director, develop and lead outreach and out-of-school STEAM learning opportunities on and off-site following the Garden’s curricula and procedures that are generally youth-focused.

  • Assist with community education events, e.g., STEM nights at local schools, libraries, and other venues.

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

Classes and Workshops (~35%)​

  • Develop, teach (at least one per season), schedule, coordinate, and (as needed) host seasonal classes and workshops that are generally adult focused.

  • Book space, contact facilitators, assemble materials as needed, set up AV, and provide other logistical support for classes and workshops.

  • Conduct data entry for set up of classes and workshops in management database.

  • Prepare and assemble evaluations for programs, including “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, podcasts, interviews etc.).


On-site Programming Support (~15%)

  • 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 Ambassador (tour) volunteers.

  • May periodically lead internal project team (e.g., annual Land Art exhibit, Bug Day, interpretive planning).

  • All other duties as assigned by the Education Director that support the mission of IBG.

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 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 adult learning as well as working with groups of children in an educational setting.

  • 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 (~80% 9a-5p, ~20% 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. Necessitates occasional work offsite for outreach and out of school programs

  • 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 Impact Writing 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.

Anti-Racism Statement:

The Idaho Botanical Garden acknowledges the harm and injustice committed against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities including colonization, slavery, segregation, denial of proper resources, mass incarceration, police brutality, and economic and voter suppression--systems that have been perpetuated for hundreds of years.

We wish to honor Indigenous community’s native to this region including the Paiute, Shoshone, and Bannock tribes. We express gratitude and appreciation to the traditional stewards of the land and to those who have been living and working in this valley from time immemorial.

We must continue to strategize and support one another, both within our organization and our greater community, to make space for diverse voices to express themselves fully and to cultivate a culture that embodies the means of a collective. We stand firm in our ability to name and eliminate racist behavior and to provide proper training to our Board and Staff in an effort to uphold this commitment.

We will continue to ask hard questions, share our stories, and think critically to ensure the longevity of a movement toward equity and inclusion. We strive to create an environment where welcome, wellness, safety, and success are possible for all who visit this space and to carry these efforts beyond our garden walls.

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