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Art From Scrap Creative Reuse Store

Art From Scrap Warehouse and Store Associate

Art From Scrap is a non-profit organization that has been an essential part of Santa Barbara’s arts community for over 30 years and has diverted thousands of pounds of waste from the Santa Barbara County Landfill. We are looking for a person to join our team who is energetic, focused, has a love of art, and is committed to protecting natural resources. For more information about our programs please visit our website: www.exploreecology.org.

Reports to Creative Reuse Director

  • Must be able to regularly lift and push 50 lb boxes, containers, bins, carts, etc.
  • Must have a clean driving record and be able to drive a passenger van
  • Must be able to climb a ladder, bend, reach, lift, and stand for extended periods of time on cement floor
  • Be committed to “Reuse, Refuse, Reduce, Recycle” philosophy and earth-friendly practices

Warehouse Responsibilities:

  • Keep shop/warehouse/outdoor parking area and storage safe, clean, organized
  • Maintain the space: Clean and organize store (sweeping, consolidating items, breaking down boxes, emptying trash, general upkeep and cleaning of store and bathroom)
  • Create space in warehouse/store for new donations, rearrange store as necessary to accommodate new inventory
  • Sort donations- clean and mend items as necessary
  • Maintain shop records
  • Drive van to recycling stations to deposit e-waste, recycling, and UCSB hazardous materials drop-off. Take items that AFS does not accept to thrift store
  • Set-up and breakdown of Saturday and other Outdoor Sale tables, merchandise, carts, etc.
  • Practice good listening and communication skills
  • Follow directions

Retail Responsibilities:

  • Handle cash, check, and credit payments to store
  • Use in-store Shopkeep Register app
  • Become familiar with Shopkeep e-Commerce
  • Learn pricing of store items
  • Become familiar with store inventory and materials
  • Assist customers in project design and creativity, utilizing creative reuse
  • Become knowledgeable in Explore Ecology programs
  • Create a positive, friendly, open-minded space for all who visit Art From Scrap
  • Educate customers on what AFS does/does not accept as donations and give alternative sources, when possible

It is very helpful and valuable to have familiarity with art and craft supplies, tools, basic DIY, and creative reuse projects and ideas.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $14.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees and customers must wear a mask when in the store. Number of customers limited due to capacity.

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

Please submit resume and cover letter to Tara. Your subject line should be titled: AFS Associate Position.

Environmental Educator

Explore Ecology Environmental Education Program (North & South County)

Position Overview:

Educators conduct field trips and 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 various 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. Staffing occasional evening and weekend special events is required.

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

· Strong 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 30-40 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.

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

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: From $15.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Experience working with students: 1 year (Preferred)

Language:

  • Spanish (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Teaching Certification (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Work Remotely:

  • No

Please submit resume and cover letter to Lindsay. Your subject line should be titled: Environmental Educator Position. Thank you!

Garden Educator

Explore Ecology School Garden Program

Full and/or part time positions available

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 hands on garden and environmental education lessons, while modeling responsibility, organization and teamwork. GEs facilitate the growth of the garden community and lead school garden based instruction and garden maintenance.

Compensation: Base of $15.00 per hour, increases DOE, up to 40 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 contact email. For each reference please provide their name, phone number, email, where you worked with them, and the number of years you have known them.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: From $15.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff and students are required to wear masks while on school campuses.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)

Language:

  • Spanish (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Teaching Certification (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Work Remotely:

  • No
Please submit resume and cover letter to Lindsay. Your subject line should be titled: Garden Educator Position. Thank you!
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