Thursday, March 20, 2008

Arboretum seeking nature summer camp educators


Three positions available.

The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is currently seeking qualified, enthusiastic, creative educators for its summer day camp. Must enjoy teaching and being outdoors. Hands-on teaching activities are a must. The Nature Camp program is an extraordinary two-week program that offers classes relating to ethnobotany - how people of various cultures and regions make use of indigenous plants. Ethnobotanists explore how plants are used for such things as food, shelter, medicine, clothing, hunting, and religious ceremonies. The four classes focus on wilderness adventures, youth gardening, arboretum art, and cooking from the garden.

Educators need to enjoy working with children 5-12, have formal/informal teaching experience and good classroom management skills. There are 2 sessions of camp; dates are Monday – Friday, June 16th – July 11th. There will also be a teacher training prior to the beginning of camp; Date TBD. Salary is: $700 for teaching 20 (1.25 hour) classes per session; all supplies are provided. Prior to employment, all candidates will go through a background check including fingerprinting by LA County.

Send resume to: Colleen Biles, Youth Education Coordinator at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91007, or e-mail: No calls or faxes please.

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