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Creative ReUse Store Warehouse Specialist

The Art From Scrap Creative ReUse Store is a warehouse environment that receives donations from local businesses and individual and resells the items to the public to help support Explore Ecology, a non-profit organization

Main Duties include:

  • Scheduling and coordinating with business donors for material pickups
  • Business Donor Outreach
  • Stocking and warehouse organization
  • Sorting materials
  • Assisting customers in store
  • Work Cash Register
  • General Cleaning and Upkeep
  • Working weekends and evening hours

Necessary Skills:

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean DMV record
  • Must be able to drive a Cargo Van
  • Ability to lift and move heavy materials- average of 50-75 lbs.
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to follow instructions and the organization’s procedures
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently

Contact Tara (at) ExploreEcology.org for more information.

Explore Ecology School Garden Program Garden Educator (GE)

Seasonal Position for the school year, up to 35 hours per week

Position Overview: The Garden Educator (GE) is an integral part of the garden experience for students, teachers and the school community. The GE connects students to their food, their environment and their community through garden lessons and maintenance, while modeling responsibility, organization and teamwork. GEs facilitate the growth of the garden community with responsibilities, including (but not limited to):

Garden-Based Curriculum:

  • Lead instruction on standards based garden curriculum centered on five major themes: Planting, Cultivating, Harvesting, Composting, & Nutrition.
  • Teach and supervise students in garden while mentoring students, modeling respect, curiosity for learning, and encouraging student’s talents and interests.

Garden Maintenance:

  • Perform maintenance and care for garden
  • Coordinate and train the school community on garden maintenance and use

Community Building:

  • Inspire the school community to grow the garden program and take ownership over their garden. Recruit and manage garden volunteers.

Program Administration:

  • Complete and submit time sheets and report weekly to Explore Ecology Education Director on garden usage, updates, and troubleshooting. Required monthly in person meetings with Garden Program Administrative Staff.

Qualifications:

  • Self-starter, motivated to lead an innovative garden program and inspire the school community to use and care for the garden. Excellent written & oral communication skills (Spanish language skills desirable). Highly organized and able to manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Excellent rapport with children; experience with primary school setting, including a familiarity with curricular standards, and classroom activities. Ability to supervise and engage small and large groups of elementary students.
  • Strong organic gardening, organic horticulture, permaculture experience, or equivalent. Ability to care for a diverse array of plantings including annuals and perennials, food crops and native plants.
  • Comfortable working from multiple locations & traveling between job sites and Explore Ecology offices.
  • Able to provide prompt transportation within Santa Barbara County and provide proof of insurance.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Docs, e-mail and internet (daily access to e-mail).
  • Ability to attend regular staff meetings.
  • Ability to commit to up to 35 hours per week, including occasional weekends.
  • Must be in good physical health- able to lift up to 40 pounds, and comfortable using tools such as shovel and wheelbarrow and other common gardening equipment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and in groups; able to work with people of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Compensation: $15.00 per hour, up to 35 hours per week.

Other: Must pass LiveScan (fingerprint background check) and TB test. Employed by Explore Ecology.

To Apply: Email a cover letter detailing your interest in this position, a current resume, and two professional job reference contacts to Alex (at) Explore Ecology.org. For each reference please provide their name, phone number, email, where you worked with them, and the number of years you have known them.

Explore Ecology Environmental Education Program (North & South County)

Seasonal Position for the school year, up to 35 hours per week

Position Overview:

Educators conduct in-class environmental presentations focusing on water quality, natural resources, waste reduction, recycling, and composting for K-6th grade students in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Orcutt, Santa Ynez, and Lompoc.  Each lesson is from 45 minutes to two hours in length.  Educators drive to schools and present up to six 45 minute lessons in a day. All lessons are ecology based, focusing on the relationships of different environmental systems.  Duties include student education presentations, administrative tasks related to evaluating, and tracking student performance, and teacher satisfaction.

This position requires a variety of Administrative duties for reporting purposes as well as maintaining all teaching kits in a well stocked and clean condition and staffing occasional evening and weekend special events.

Important Skills:

  • Environmental knowledge of waste reduction, water quality, and composting systems with an understanding of ecology and how environmental issues are related
  • Strong teaching skills and experience in conducting in-class presentations to groups of elementary aged students
  • Excellent administrative and data entry skills: Accurate, detail oriented, organized, time efficient, self-directed, able to multi-task
  • Ability to be flexible and work both independently and as a team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Quick to learn multiple environmental lessons

Due to the extensive training required we are looking for someone able to make a long term commitment to our organization and mission.

Qualifications:

  • A degree in Environmental Education, Environmental Studies, Resource Conservation, related field or equivalent experience.
  • Self-starter, motivated to lead an innovative environmental education program and inspire the school community to follow through with techniques learned during the presentations. Excellent written & oral communication skills (Spanish language skills desirable).
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Excellent rapport with children; experience with primary school setting, including a familiarity with curricular standards, and classroom activities. Ability to supervise and engage small and large groups of elementary students.
  • Comfortable working from multiple locations & traveling between job sites and Explore Ecology offices.
  • Able to provide prompt transportation within Santa Barbara County and provide proof of insurance.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Docs, e-mail and internet (daily access to e-mail).
  • Ability to attend regular staff meetings.
  • Ability to commit to up to 35 hours per week, including occasional weekends.
  • Must be in good physical health- able to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and in groups; able to work with people of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Compensation: $15.00 per hour, up to 35 hours per week.

Other: Must pass LiveScan (fingerprint background check) and TB test.

To Apply: Email a cover letter detailing your interest in this position, a current resume, and two professional job reference contacts to Alex (at) ExploreEcology. org. For each reference please provide their name, phone number, email, where you worked with them, and the number of years you have known them.  For questions regarding position please contact Alex at 805 884-0459 x16.

Explore Ecology Environmental Education Program (North County)

Seasonal Position for the school year, up to 35 hours per week

Position Overview:

Educators conduct in-class environmental presentations focusing on water quality, natural resources, waste reduction, recycling, and composting for K-6th grade students in Orcutt, Santa Ynez, Lompoc and South County Schools.  Each lesson is from 45 minutes to two hours in length.  Educators drive to schools and present up to six 45 minute lessons in a day. All lessons are ecology based, focusing on the relationships of different environmental systems.  Duties include student education presentations, administrative tasks related to evaluating, and tracking student performance, and teacher satisfaction.

Administrative Duties Include:

Giving students pre and post quizzes, grading quizzes and entering them into a data base Giving teachers outreach and evaluation forms and entering them into a data base Contacting teachers to confirm fieldtrips and lessons

Other Duties Include:

Maintaining all teaching kits in a well stocked and clean condition

Staffing occasional evening and weekend special events

Important Skills:

  • Environmental knowledge of waste reduction, water quality, and composting systems with an understanding of ecology and how environmental issues are related
  • Strong teaching skills and experience in conducting in-class presentations to groups of elementary aged students
  • Excellent administrative and data entry skills: Accurate, detail oriented, organized, time efficient, self-directed, able to multi-task
  • Ability to be flexible and work both independently and as a team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Quick to learn multiple environmental lessons

Due to the extensive training required we are looking for someone able to make a long term commitment to our organization and mission.

Qualifications:

  • A degree in Environmental Education, Environmental Studies, Resource Conservation, related field or equivalent experience.
  • Self-starter, motivated to lead an innovative environmental education program and inspire the school community to follow through with techniques learned during the presentations. Excellent written & oral communication skills (Spanish language skills desirable).
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Excellent rapport with children; experience with primary school setting, including a familiarity with curricular standards, and classroom activities. Ability to supervise and engage small and large groups of elementary students.
  • Comfortable working from multiple locations & traveling between job sites and Explore Ecology offices.
  • Able to provide prompt transportation within Santa Barbara County and provide proof of insurance.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Docs, e-mail and internet (daily access to e-mail).
  • Ability to attend regular staff meetings.
  • Ability to commit to up to 35 hours per week, including occasional weekends.
  • Must be in good physical health- able to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and in groups; able to work with people of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Compensation: $15.00 per hour, up to 35 hours per week.

Other: Must pass LiveScan (fingerprint background check) and TB test. Employed by Explore Ecology.

To Apply: Email a cover letter detailing your interest in this position, a current resume, and two professional job reference contacts to Alex (at) ExploreEcology.org. For each reference, please provide their name, phone number, email, where you worked with them, and the number of years you have known them.

For questions regarding the position please contact Alex at 805 884-0459 x16.

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