The main role of the Environmental Educator is to lead educational programming at the West Virginia Botanic Garden. Programming includes but is not limited to school groups, summer camps, private group tours, and public programs. The Environmental educator is also responsible for program development and coordination as needed. Additional programming/special projects may be developed and implemented if funding (including salary) is secured to do so. Position is year-round, part-time with the majority of the work taking place during the summer. If you have questions, please contact Education Director Erin Smaldone at

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds, most notably children.
  • Developing high quality programs that are both educational and engaging and meet the needs and interests of the target audience.
  • Independently leading a variety of programs including group tours, school groups, presentations, public programs, and workshops.
  • Working closely with the Education Director to coordinate, develop, and implement programming.
  • Working within given budgets and submitting material requests and costs to the Education Director ahead of planned programs as needed.
  • As camp leader, working with and supervising seasonal camp instructors.
  • Working as a member of the WVBG team, which may mean helping staff or volunteers with additional tasks as needed.
  • Administrative tasks as needed.

Are you interested in applying for this position?

Please submit your cover letter and resume before February 29 to or call 304-322-2093 with any questions.

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