The READS Assistant will provide support to the READS Coordinator through natural history and agricultural programming, logistical, and mentoring support to our after school nature reading program. In addition, this position may be asked to accompany students on a bus from school to Aullwood, if needed by the school. This is a temporary, part-time on-call position, working 3 weekday afternoon shifts at two sites (Nature Center and Farm) for up to five (5) 10-week sessions per year, average 7 hours per week when in session, spread over the spring and fall.
- Prepare locations for students, set up tables and chairs
- Prepare program materials, binders, t-shirts, books, etc.
- Prepare one or more 30-minute natural history or agricultural program to present to the students, with an indoor and outdoor component
- Accompany students on an outdoor experience
- Assist/Tutor students with reading on a nature or farm related book
- Provide guidance and mentoring and 1:1 assistance to students
- Clean and return location to order after students depart, including breaking down tables and putting away chairs
- Meet students at school and be the bus guardian, if needed
- Assist READS Coordinator with small program-related projects, as needed
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- High school diploma or equivalent required and at least one year experience in an education or mentor role
- Sensitivity and openness to people of different educational, economic, cultural, racial, gender and sexual identities
- Able to follow directions and work independently
- Excellent communication skills and welcoming demeanor
- Strong listening skills
- Previous experience as a mentor a plus
- Passion for conservation and/or interest in nature, birds and sustainable agriculture preferred