Arboretum Educator

Wilbur D. May Arboretum

About the organization

The Arboretum Educator, an AmeriCorps Member, will be an essential member of the Wilbur D. May Arboretum team. This person will be responsible for managing, implementing, and assisting the horticulturist with the May Arboretum Environmental Backpack program. This includes connecting and maintaining relationships with Washoe County School District teachers and other groups for this field trip program. This AmeriCorps member will also develop teacher training workshops to enhance the program in the classroom. The Educator will also create brochures, flyers, and environmental tour guides for the Arboretum and will train volunteers and docents.


Service Location: Reno, NV
Timeline for Service: September 2020 - August 2021

Primary Responsibilities

Maintain and improve existing public programs with an emphasis on early childhood education;

Work closely with the Arboretum horticulturist to assist in teaching and leading public programs and tours;

Coordinate and train volunteers for educational programs;

Reach out to the Washoe County School District, community, garden clubs, and other organizations and create relationships for field trips and volunteer service opportunities.

Secondary Responsibilities

Provide annual program impact and status report to Horticulture Manager;

Create needs assessment and survey tools;

Develop brochures, flyers, and environmental tour guides for the Arboretum;

Assist in social media and website design;

Perform minimum arboretum preservation.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;

Exceptional writing skills;

Strong communication skills;

Strong organizational skills;

High degree of initiative and spirit of service.

Required Academic and Experience Qualifications

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, or agree to earn a high school diploma or equivalent before using an educational award. It would be useful if members have a Bachelor's degree in education, science, or a related field.


$14,279/year, health benefits during their service, and a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,195.00

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Send an email to Bill Carlos at [email protected]

Email/call Bill at 775.785.4153 for more information.

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