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.
After School Manager (posted 8.12.2022)
The Afterschool Manager will work 40 hours per week to coordinate and teach garden and environmental education programs for after school programs at Wylde Center locations and partner sites. The Manager will handle registration for afterschool programs and school break day camps. 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 extremely important that the 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.
Learn more here: After School Manager Job Description
Lead Educator (posted 8.12.2022)
The Educator will work 40 hours per week to coordinate and teach garden and environmental education programs for public school groups and partner organizations. The educator will teach hands-on lessons at the Wylde Center gardens and on-site at schools and partner residences. In addition, they will make and maintain community connections and work as part of the Wylde Center’s education team to develop, track, and deliver the education programs.
Learn more here: Lead Educator Job Description
Farm to School Educator (Part-time)
This is a part-time, seasonal position. The Educator will work up to 20 hours per week for 7 months of the year (Sept-Nov and March-June) supporting the Farm to School Manager to deliver farm to school programming in City Schools of Decatur, with the option to occasionally work 40 hours a week assisting fall camp in October and summer camp in June. The Educator will teach as needed, and will have few responsibilities outside of planning, prepping, teaching lessons, and collecting data.
Learn more here: Farm to School Educator Job Description
Internships & Apprenticeships
Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) Intern
APPLICATIONS CLOSED 1/21/22
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:
Wylde Center Nursery Apprenticeship
PLEASE NOTE: Our apprenticeship programs are OPEN for the 2022 fall block, but you may submit an application here. We are now accepting applications for fall 2022 - spring 2023. Interviews will take place the week of 7/5, with a start date of 7/11.
Please review the following before applying:
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.