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.
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 with the Wylde Center’s education staff to develop, track, and deliver the education programs.
It is extremely important that the educator 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.
Compensation: Hourly rate is $16/hour.
Benefits: Select employees are eligible to participate in benefits which include (but are not limited to) a medical stipend, accrued vacation and a retirement savings plan.
Schedule: 40 hours/week per week including occasional weekend and evening work.
More information regarding the primary responsibilities, qualifications, and application information may be found here: Wylde Center Lead Educator Job Description
In-School Educator (Part-Time, Temporary)
This is a part-time, temporary position. The educator will work up to 20 hours per week for 5 months of the year (Jan-May) supporting the Farm to School Manager to deliver farm to school programming at (2) Atlanta Public Schools, with the potential to extend into the summer. The educator will teach at two Atlanta Public Schools and will have few responsibilities outside of planning, prepping, teaching lessons, and collecting data.
Compensation: Hourly rate is $16/hour.
Schedule: This is a part-time, temporary position. The educator will work up to 20 hours per week for 5 months of the year (Jan-May) with a possibility to extend into the summer.
More information regarding the primary responsibilities, qualifications, and application information may be found here: Wylde Center In-School Educator Job Description
Internships & Apprenticeships
Wylde Center Greenspace Apprenticeship
Our Greenspace Apprenticeship is currently full. If you would like to be on a waitlist in case a position opens, please fill out the application below and we will contact you if one becomes available.
Sound like a good fit? Follow this link to be placed on a waitlist: Application: Greenspace Apprenticeship
Wylde Center Nursery Apprenticeship
We are currently seeking Nursery Apprentices for the 2021 Fall growing season. If you are interested, please see the apprenticeship description below and fill out the linked application. Note that we will also be building a new greenhouse this summer, which will be a unique learning experience.
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.