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STUDENT Intern-Education Assistant in the Kentucky Children's Garden

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title STUDENT Intern-Education Assistant in the Kentucky Children's Garden
Requisition Number DU07596
Department Name 81115:Arboretum
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $8.50-$10.00
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education

High School graduate, currently attending UK with college-level coursework on early childhood education, horticulture and/or an environmental field.

Required Related Experience

Personal or professional experience working with young children, gardening and/or customer service.

An interest in the environment, plants, sustainability, and/or outdoor activities.

Required License/Registration/Certification

n/a

Physical Requirements

Must be able lift up to 20 lbs regularly and 50 lbs occasionally, work out of doors in varying weather conditions including rain and low and high temperatures, be able to stand for extended periods of time and be a fluent English speaker.

May be required to wear a mask while working in the Kentucky Children’s Garden and adhere to Covid 19 protocol.

Shift

Interns’ work schedules will include weekdays, occasional weeknights and Saturdays during the open season (July through the end of October 2021). Our goal is to be as flexible as possible with students’ classes, but you MUST be able to work 12 hours during the semester and 20-32 hours during the summer.

Job Summary

Main Responsibilities:

Assisting with educational programming and garden interpretation for ages 3+.

Planting and maintaining gardens.

Providing a welcoming atmosphere and excellent customer service to all visitors.

Enforcing the rules and policies of the garden in a polite manner.

Operate model trains in the garden.

Cleaning tools and toys daily.

Caring for worm farm and insect displays.

Create social media post on rainy days.

Other duties as assigned.
• Enforcing the rules and policies of the garden in a polite manner.
• Operate model trains in the garden.
• Other duties as assigned.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Requirements:
• A successful applicant will be courteous, prompt, responsible, self-starting, outgoing and comfortable working either independently, or in a team with children in the outdoors
*Must have reliable transportation

May receive class credit
*
Must also submit three academic or professional references

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

College level coursework on early childhood education, horticulture and/or an environmental field.

Deadline to Apply 05/10/2021
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Categories

Posted: 2021-04-30 Expires: 2021-05-30

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