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Seasonal Educator

Reports to

Education Director


Part-time/Non-Exempt, Seasonal 



Working with the Education Director and an Education Program Coordinator, the Seasonal Educators assist the IBG Education Team in delivering Idaho Botanical Garden’s summer programming for youth in our outdoor living museum. The Seasonal Educator implements educational programming for youth participating in our summer programming such as STEAM Camp programs, on-site field trips, tours, and day programs. An ideal candidate wants to share knowledge with youth, foster a young learner’s sense of place and is passionate about supporting 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 youth and Garden partners to support the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) focus of the Education Program at IBG.


  • Provide administrative support for education programming.

  • Lead at least 1 educational lesson a week.

  • Lead 1 team-building activity per day.

  • Prepare on-site programming materials.

  • Facilitated small group learning during STEAM activities.

  • Provide feedback for possible improvements to programming (e.g., learner engagement)

  • Help create STEAM-related activities, facilitating mainly K-5 programming.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills, Specifications, & Experience​

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

  • Experience working with groups of children.

  • Comfort in an outdoor setting.

  • Knowledge of educational content pertaining to STEAM fields and/or regional ecology preferred.

  • Flexibility and the ability to make quick decisions.

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

  • Prior experience to team building or leading small group activities.

  • Self-motivation and creativity.

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


  • Preferred B.A., B.S., or Associates decree in biology or education (or related field), or completed coursework/training

  • Minimum 1 year experience with education, or an equivalent combination of education and experience  

  • Indoor/outdoor work in all weather conditions

  • Availability of 4th week of May – 3rd week of August is preferred

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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