The Dawes Arboretum seeks a Learning & Engagement Program Coordinator.

The Learning & Engagement Program Coordinator oversees the Learning & Engagement daily operations as it relates to the building of educational programming. This position is also responsible for creating and assisting departmental colleagues in preparing materials essential to the presentation of programs which includes but is not limited to the creation and upkeep of educational displays, assisting with interpretive projects, and assisting with the oversight, coordination, and development of public programs, classes, and pop-up activities.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Plan, develop, and implement in-person and virtual programming focused around The Arboretum’s mission and vision as well as aligned with Arboretum events.

  • Coordinate and promote all education activities including creative hands-on onsite and offsite experiences. Identify, recruit, and schedule outside speakers and program instructors when needed.

  • Foster and coordinate new ideas and concepts for programming themes and identify materials and resources to supplement, expand, or replace existing programming.

  • Support department in the conceptualization, design, installation, and maintenance of interactive, educational and mission-relevant displays.

  • Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness. Recommend and implement modifications to improve program effectiveness.

  • Schedule educational calendar, content, and reservations for programs, groups and field trips. Conduct logistical planning & coordination with the appropriate internal and external points-of-contact. Process invoices and payments for programs.


  • Bachelors degree in Natural Sciences, Education, Communications or related field or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • At least two (2) years of demonstrated experience in the field or in a related area.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines with attention to details.

  • Impeccable communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal) for effective interactions with the public.

  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite. Altru software knowledge and experience a plus.

  • Ability to think on your feet and maintain flexibility with changing priorities and multiple tasks.

  • Ability to work a variable schedule that can include evenings and weekends.

Organizational Culture: At The Dawes Arboretum our staff members are dedicated team players, determined problem solvers, and resourceful stewards who are committed to an atmosphere of respectful, honest and open communication. Our work environment is one of high energy, high activity and mutual support. We provide opportunities for learning and professional development, and a gratifying work experience.

Salary range: $35,000-$40,000

Job classification: Full-time, salary

To apply: E-mail a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line: Learning & Engagement Program Coordinator. For full consideration, please include your compensation requirements within the cover letter. This position will close on Friday, December 10, 2021.

Posted: November 23, 2021
Deadline: December 10, 2021

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