Birthday Party Attendant/Educator
We are seeking a friendly people person with science savvy and a passion for entertaining and educating children to assist with ecology-themed birthday parties (ages 3 to 7) and other events as needed at the Wildflower Center.
Greets and engages families to provide meaningful and positive experiences.
Leads 2-hour birthday party programs for children ages 3 to 7. Includes demonstration and explanation of activity, outdoor exploration, active movement, games and crafting.
Assists in maintaining (general upkeep of) education spaces including the Little House, Little House Garden and nature play equipment.
Helps answer questions relating to the Wildflower Center.
Coordinates and communicates with members of all departments.
Exhibits reliable and punctual attendance.
Complies with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Reports any and all unsafe activity to supervisors and safety coordinator.
Is proactive in team efforts to achieve departmental goals.
Works independently and unsupervised on scheduled weekends. Performs all duties as assigned. This is an intermittent weekend position that requires a three-and-a-half-hour commitment per birthday party.
At least two years’ experience working with children in an informal or formal setting.
A minimum of one year customer service experience in informal learning institutions (botanic garden, nature center, museum, recreation center or similar).
Must work well with diverse groups of people, be detail oriented and able to set priorities; must take direction well and have excellent communication skills.
Ability to think creatively and respond calmly and quickly in stressful situations.
Must be in possession of a current, valid Texas driver’s license.
Must complete CW 514 (UTS Child Protection Training) module within first 30 days of employment.
Has or is willing to obtain first aid and CPR certification within first 30 days of employment. Attention to safety is essential.
Knowledge of Central Texas native plants
Experience in facilitating science and nature programs for youth
Spanish language skills
Physical and Environmental Demands
Must be able to work outside in all types of weather.
Moderate physical activity will be required (bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, endurance activities).
This position is temporary/seasonal, part time and benefits exempt.
A criminal history background check is required for all candidates under consideration for Wildflower Center positions. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.
Email us the following:
- Cover letter
- Three references
Please, no phone calls or drop-ins.