Position description

The Garden Ambassadors is a pilot LxL team dedicated to outreach, engagement, and informal education.  This semester in particular, Garden Ambassadors will have numerous opportunities to gain problem-solving and leadership skills as they deliver programming while working with the challenges posed by Covid-19.

Eligibility and Qualifications

  • Must be a full time, undergraduate Cornell University student. Preference for first- and second-year students 
  • Both local and remote students are eligible 
  • All majors and fields of study are encouraged to apply 
  • Experience with or interest in engaging with diverse audiences of youth, student, and adult learners 
  • Experience with or interest in environmental communication and/or environmental teaching and engagement in an informal setting 

Position details

  • The Garden Ambassadors team is composed of a Staff Mentor (Kevin Moss), two Student Team Leads (Jeannie Yamazaki and Nola Rettenmaier) and Team Members 
  • For this application cycle, we are looking for 3-4 Team Members 
  • This position is unpaid. Hours may count towards volunteer hours for Cornell Tradition, APO, etc. 
  • After completing two semesters as a Team Member, you may be eligible to apply for Team Lead, a paid position.  
  • The position is 3-5 hours/week. Hours will consist of weekly team meetings, reflection and time spent outside of meetings working on projects. 
  • The commitment for this role is two semesters. 
  • Specific projects and tasks will be determined by the Garden Ambassadors Team, though possible projects include:
    • Developing content for the Garden Stories project 
    • Maintaining and developing new installations for the Gratitude Project
    • Developing materials for engagement and informal education (e.g. themed tours, virtual tours, scavenger hunts, digital content)
    • Planning and executing virtual events
    • Greeting and assisting visitors in the Botanic Gardens
    • Long-term planning for future tours and events 

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