Assistant Garden Educator

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Assistant Garden Educator. The position is a part-time, temporary, non-exempt position reporting to the Wellness Programs Coordinator of the Community Wellness Initiative (CWI).  The CWI administers programs that improve access to and knowledge of healthy food in the Meadville community.

The Assistant Garden Educator will work on education programs of the CWI. More specifically, they will work to develop and implement garden and agriculture-based curriculum in the Meadville area. This includes preparing lesson plans, organizing materials needed for lessons, maintaining lesson materials, and supporting teachers who work with the CWI. The Assistant Garden Educator will also work in the community garden where our programs are administered. This includes regular garden maintenance and other projects to further develop the educational components of the garden (i.e. building benches for classroom seating in the garden). Finally, the Assistant Garden Educator will help develop educational programs for our community gardeners.

Qualifications include:

  • At least six months of experience working in an educational setting with students
  • Experience in writing and delivering class lesson plans that meet state requirements
  • Basic knowledge of growing fruits and vegetables
  • Basic knowledge of healthy nutrition and exercise
  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate with multiple groups of people
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Allegheny College is a Carnegie I national liberal arts college that ranks among the top 7% of liberal arts colleges in the production of future Ph.D.’s, business leaders and other professionals.  The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  The College is located in Northwest Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh, near Lake Erie. The 32nd oldest college in the country, Allegheny celebrated its bicentennial in 2015.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 41 U.S. states and 47 countries.  Its picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a letter of application, resume, and three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

posted 9/8/17