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Job Openings

Join us at Wylde Center, where we connect people to nature to build more sustainable communities. Every day through education, exploration, food and play, we engage our community with the natural world to advance sustainable urban living, environmental stewardship, and local food.

The organization strives to provide an environment that cultivates a spirit of service, respect for diversity, global citizenship and character. Our commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture is reflected in a community in which differences are embraced, and staff, volunteers, and community partners have a sense of belonging.

At Wylde Center, we hire culturally competent and responsive candidates who believe in the critical importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the success of an organization and can effectively incorporate those principles in their professional roles. Wylde Center actively seeks candidates from historically underrepresented populations. 


School Programs Manager (posted 5.4.2022)

The School Programs Manager will oversee the Wylde Center’s school programs by managing partnerships with school systems and community partners. Their primary focus will be overseeing the organization's in-school programming, including Farm to School programming in City Schools of Decatur and Atlanta Public Schools, FoodCorps, summer high school internships, and taste tests in our partner schools. They will also be expected to teach hands-on lessons at the Wylde Center gardens and on site at schools as needed. In addition, they will make and maintain community connections and work with the Wylde Center’s education staff to develop, track, and deliver the education programs. 

It is important that the School Programs Manager works effectively both on a team and independently, and is willing to both embrace existing programs and show initiative in offering new ideas and developing new programs, particularly as the Wylde Center and our partners continue to adapt to a rapidly changing world. 

Learn more here: School Programs Manager Job Description


Volunteer Coordinator (posted 5.5.2022)

As a member of the Wylde Center Operations Team, the Volunteer Coordinator is a people-facing team member responsible for the comprehensive management of volunteer recruitment and volunteer activities to support Wylde Center’s greenspaces, events and educational programs. (Part-time)

Learn more here: Volunteer Coordinator Job Description


Development Director (posted 5.5.2022)

The Development Director will raise vital revenue streams which allows Wylde Center to continue to achieve its mission and maximize its impact in the communities it serves. Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Development Director will work 20 hours per week to plan and organize fundraising activities, manage the development budget, and work with staff, volunteers, and consultants to reach the department’s annual income goals.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for fundraising, a knack for building genuine relationships, and a connection to Wylde Center’s mission.  In your cover letter, please tell us how nature has influenced your life.

Learn more here: Wylde Center Development Director


Greenspace Director (posted 5.5.2022)


The Greenspace Director is responsible for all aspects of Wylde Center’s greenspace and garden program. Duties include oversight of improvements and maintenance at all five sites, managing a team of site coordinators, managing special projects, and building relationships with community partners in the neighborhoods we serve. In addition, the Greenspace Director will act as the staff contact and serve on the capital campaign site committee to oversee significant  improvements to all five sites over the next two years.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for horticulture, a knack for building genuine relationships with the communities that surround our gardens, leadership skills to work with a strong team of site coordinators, and an understanding of sustainable land management practices. In your cover letter, please tell us how nature and/or gardening has influenced your life.

Learn more here: Greenspace Director Job Description

Internships & Apprenticeships

Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) Intern


Wylde Center, a local non-profit leading in environmental stewardship and education, is seeking an Intern to support the organization’s Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) Initiative. 

The ESG Intern will work to identify, track, and report metrics as indicated by the criteria of  Wylde’s ESG Initiative. These include but are not limited to environmental factors such as energy consumption and waste production, social equity and diversity, and operations and recruitment. In addition to building an initial framework for ongoing work in these areas, the data compiled will be summarized in a final report and presentation to Wylde Center leadership with recommendations for the sustainable advancement of the organization.

Apply here: ESG Internship Application

Wylde Center Greenspace Apprenticeship

PLEASE NOTE: Our apprenticeship programs are FULL for the 2022 spring block, but you may submit an application here to be placed on a waiting list for future openings. We anticipate openings starting in August, 2022 and will reach out before that time.

Please review the following before applying/being placed on the waitlist:

Greenspace Apprenticeship Description
Greenspace Apprenticeship Contract

Wylde Center Nursery Apprenticeship

PLEASE NOTE: Our apprenticeship programs are FULL for the 2022 spring block, but you may submit an application here to be placed on a waiting list for future openings. We anticipate openings starting in August, 2022 and will reach out before that time.

Please review the following before applying/being placed on the waitlist:

Nursery Apprenticeship Description
Nursery Apprenticeship Contract


Who We Are

The mission of Wylde Center is to educate, cultivate greenspaces and build community in the areas we serve.

Wylde Center accomplishes this through educational programs, events and greenspaces that actively engage youth, families and individuals in their environment, health and community, and that develop skills in environmental science, sustainable urban living, organic gardening, health, and nutrition.

Wylde Center was founded in 1997 out of a need to provide opportunities to experience nature in an urban environment. As a result of the community’s involvement and commitment, the organization has evolved into a large and active nonprofit organization operating five greenspaces (Oakhurst Garden, Sugar Creek Garden, Hawk Hollow, Edgewood Community Learning Garden, and the Mulberry Fields Garden) in four different Decatur and Atlanta neighborhoods, open year-round for the community, for events and for Wylde Center’s educational programs.

Additionally, Wylde Center provides one of the largest youth environmental and science education programs in metro-Atlanta, including the Decatur Farm to School program, Atlanta Farm to School, Healthy Living by Healthy Growing at the Decatur Housing Authority, and science program and field trips linked to Common Core standards.