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.
Operations and Human Resources Director (posted 2.8.2023)
The Wylde Center Operations and HR Director will ensure the smooth, safe, and efficient administrative operations for the organization. The position is responsible for daily operations management and risk management, including human resources, and oversight of the facility rentals program.
The Operations and HR Director is responsible for overseeing the creation, implementation, and improvement of processes that enhance collaboration and efficiency between and across teams.
The Operations and HR Director will work closely with the Executive Director, the Finance Director, and the leadership team to advance the mission of the organization.
For more information, Operations and Human Resources Director Job Description
Resumes will be accepted through March 1, 2023, or until a candidate is selected for the position.
Greenspace Team: Edgewood and Coan Site Coordinator (posted 2.13.2023)
As a member of the Wylde Center Greenspace Team, the Edgewood Site Coordinator (SC) is responsible for the comprehensive management of the Edgewood Community Learning Garden (ECLG) and the Coan Community Garden (CCG). The SC will oversee general upkeep and beautification of the spaces, while occasionally working with other members of the Greenspace Team to accomplish shared tasks and projects. Ideal candidates will effectively coordinate volunteers, be self-motivated and resourceful, and have experience and knowledge about gardening, landscape maintenance, and effective communication strategies. They will also be able to engage with a diverse community, address safety issues and challenging activities within the garden, and be involved with the community at large to address garden and open space issues. The candidate will also oversee community garden programs, collaborating with local plot holders and other community partners on garden development.
For more information Edgewood Garden and Coan Garden Site Coordinator
Application Information: If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume, 3 reference contacts, and a cover letter to Matty Garrett, email@example.com. Please put EDGEWOOD SITE COORDINATOR POSITION in the subject line. Resumes will be accepted for review through March 13, 2023, or until a candidate is found.
Greenspace Team: Mulberry Fields/Sugar Creek Site Coordinator
As a member of the Wylde Center Greenspace Team, the Mulberry Fields and Sugar Creek (MF/SC) Site Coordinator (SC) will work ten (10) hours each week to manage the Wylde Center’s Mulberry Fields’ community garden located in Atlanta (Candler Park) and the Sugar Creek Garden in Decatur (Oakhurst). The SC will oversee general upkeep and beautification of the spaces, while occasionally working with other members of the Greenspace Team to accomplish shared tasks and projects. Ideal candidates will effectively coordinate volunteers, be self-motivated and resourceful, and have experience and knowledge about gardening, landscape maintenance, and effective communication strategies. They will also be able to engage with a diverse community, address safety issues and other concerns within the garden, and be involved with engaging the community within the gardens.
For more information, Mulberry Fields & Sugar Creek Site Coordinator
Application Information: If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume, 3 reference contacts, and a cover letter to Matty Garrett, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put MULBERRY FIELDS/SUGAR CREEK SITE COORDINATOR POSITION in the subject line. Resumes will be accepted for review through March 13, 2023, or until a candidate is found.
Internships & Apprenticeships
Wylde Center Nursery Apprenticeship
Wylde Center Nursery Internship- 110hr
We are seeking Nursery Interns for the 2023 spring growing season. The season runs from mid-January through the end of June. Nursery Interns will be involved with all the tasks of our nursery and plant sale operations.
We are now accepting applications for Spring 2023. Application deadline is January 9th, and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview that week.
Nursery Internship (110hr) Application
Please review the following before applying:
Nursery Internship (110hr) Description
Nursery Internship (110hr) 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.