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Director of Education and Interpretation

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Boothbay ,  Maine

The Director of Education and Interpretation oversees all of CMBG's educational and interpretive activities. This includes development and management of comprehensive education and interpretive programs that are consistent with the Gardens' mission, plant collections and unique natural features. Representative responsibilities include the following:

  • Directs the Adult Education Program, including development and implementation of a wide range of botanical and horticultural programs.
  • Directs the Youth and Family Education Program, including a variety of initiatives and learning programs, horticulture and curation of "learning gardens" and the Alfond Children's Garden
  • Directs the Interpretation and Exhibits Program
  • Directs the Therapeutic Horticulture Program
  • Directs and manages the Education Department's employees, budget and long-term planning
  • Coordinates with peers at CMBG and other institutions to promote our programs and broaden our impact throughout the State.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in education, horticulture, botany, or related field. Graduate degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated success directing a Children's Garden and/or Education Center.
  • Prior experience working as part of a non-profit leadership team
  • Three years of experience overseeing development of informal science education programs for youth and families
  • Three years experience overseeing interpretive programming
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of both child and adult learning.
  • Three years supervisory experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

This is a full-time, salaried professional, benefit eligible position.



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