Naturalist/Gardener/Community Organizer

Project Lab St. Louis

About the organization

Project Lab St. Louis is a nonprofit dedicated to enriching and invigorating public school curriculum through hands-on, cross-curricular activities and experiences that are relevant to students’ everyday lives.


In collaboration with teachers, administrators, and Project Lab leadership:
• Coordinate, build, and maintain permaculture/regenerative garden(s) on the campuses of two St. Louis-area public schools
• Develop processes for observing and documenting local pollinator populations
• Develop community-based capacity to maintain the garden(s) and document pollinator presence and activity
• Coordinate incoming data under the auspices of principle investigators at The Smithsonian Institution and alongside community partners in St. Louis and Washington, D.C.
• Develop activities and exercises for students that connect the project to social-emotional learning objectives and academic objectives.


Gardening expertise
Experience with hardscaping and carpentry (garden beds, paths, basic pruning, etc.)
Experience working with youth
Experience in community organizing
Basic understanding of field biology (data collection, organization, analysis, and interpretation)
Basic comfort with respect to documenting and sharing process -- journals, audio, video, photography, social media, Google docs, etc.


$60,000, annual

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please send a cover letter, CV, and two letters of recommendation to [email protected]

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