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|Under the direction of the Conservatory’s Supervisor of Public Programs and Volunteer Development, the incumbent works with peer or independently, as assigned, to plan and produce educational and recreational programs and seasonal displays with the..|
|Posted On:||Friday, 9th April 2021|
|Category:||Regular Full Time|
|Department:||Parks & Recreation - Botanical Conservatory|
|Shift:||8:30 am to 5:30pm, Tues-Sat (may vary)|
Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
|Pay Rate:||$41,208.90 Annually|
Under the direction of the Conservatory’s Supervisor of Public Programs and Volunteer Development, the incumbent works with peer or independently, as assigned, to plan and produce educational and recreational programs and seasonal displays with the goals of engaging the public with the Conservatory’s people, gardens, and exhibits; to attract garden visitors, families, members, volunteers, and program participants; to facilitate enjoyment and learning in a garden setting; and to promote loyalty to the Conservatory. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with City and department policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations. At all times, the incumbent conducts themselves in a professional manner with customers and co-workers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City employees, volunteers, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism. The incumbent collaborates within the Conservatory program unit of staff and volunteers and with Park Department and community peers to accomplish the following; other duties may be assigned.
This position supervises instructors, performers, and seasonal camp counselors.
The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their Supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university in public relations, communications, education, hospitality, parks and recreation, or related field; and two to three years of successful experience leading children/youth with progressive responsibility in an educational or recreational setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Event planning and/or teaching experience preferred as well as experience in horticulture, biology, or natural history.
OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and/or ABILITIES
This position requires strong speaking and writing skills. Experience writing for diverse audiences and in varied formats such as newsletter articles, program descriptions, brochure copy, lesson plans, curriculum, and exhibit signage a plus. The incumbent must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents; ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. The incumbent must have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public and to use appropriate language and etiquette with telephone, handheld radio, and e-mail. Fluent English required; Spanish or Burmese language skills desirable.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. The incumbent has the ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and must be able to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. Most lifting, moving, and vision requirements are associated with setting up and tearing down for programs, working at the computer, and managing groups of people effectively.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.
(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).
Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.