Background: The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance (GPCA or the Alliance) was incorporated in 1998 as a private, non-profit organization committed to the restoration and revitalization of the Garfield Park Conservatory. While the Conservatory is owned and operated by the Chicago Park District, the Alliance is responsible for developing and funding quality education programs and events, promoting community engagement and enhancing visitor services. In its 20+ years, the Alliance has facilitated exponential growth at the Conservatory, offering 450 public programs annually and welcoming over 260,000 visitors in 2019 – including 20,000 school children.
Summary: The Director of Youth Education is a full time position. The Director supervises the Early Childhood Education Manager, the School & Groups Education Coordinator and the Teen Program Coordinator. The Director works closely with the Director of Programs & Interpretation to align development and implementation of all Youth Education programs with peers working in public programs, interpretation & exhibits, and community outreach. The Director’s primary responsibility is to develop and implement strategies to deliver upon GPCA’s mission and vision and advance the Strategic Plan goal to be the most inclusive nature education center in the US.
Compensation & Benefits: This is an exempt position. Salary is negotiable based on experience with a range of $70,000 – $75,000. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, and company-paid short-term and long-term disability. We provide employees paid time off and paid holidays.
To apply, submit cover letter and resume with DIRECTOR OF YOUTH EDUCATION –YOUR NAME in the subject line to Jennifer Van Valkenburg at [email protected] by end of day, Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
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