Become part of Hawaii’s conservation story


Job Type: Full-time (FTE) 40 hrs/wk, at-will, exempt.

Compensation: Annual salary starting at $52,000 depending on experience, plus benefits.

Primary Workplace Location: Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, Captain Cook, HI

Employer: Friends of Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden

Application Deadline: Immediate acceptance of applications. Applications accepted until the position is filled. Interviews may begin December 2023.

Application Instructions: Email cover letter, résumé, and contact information for 3 professional references to:



1. Embody the Friends mission, vision, and strategic plan during interaction of educators, students and visitors, and in curriculum development.

2. Create and adapt curriculum to support knowledge and interpretation of Hawaiian history and cultural practices; indigenous, endemic and canoe plants; as well as biodiversity conservation and sustainability; relevant to K-12 and adults.

3. Reach out to schools and potential education partners to develop and coordinate education opportunities both in the Garden and offsite (eg. visiting school classrooms, and community lectures).

4. Coordinate and lead educational and tour groups, for schools and the public, along with volunteers, staff and docents who may assist in fulfilling educational activities.

5. Work closely with the Executive Director in calendaring events and compiling use data. Develop and participate in community outreach events to increase the visibility of programs in service areas.

6. Assist in organizing and working with the Education Committee and appropriate working groups, along with other Garden staff, to develop online and other community learning resources.

7. Identify and create relationships with cultural practitioners/knowledgeable people and outreach to organizations in the community - to partner with them on projects and in hosting guest speaker/lecture/workshop/talk story events or series.

8. Take responsibility as assigned for fulfilling project outputs and goals; report to the supervisor (through meetings and/or written reports, as agreed) on a regular basis.

9. Maintain records, summarize, and report educational and community enrollment and attendance monthly.

10. Assist in grant writing and intern management, as appropriate.

11. Other assigned tasks as identified by the incumbent and the supervisor.



1. Bachelor's Degree in Education, Ethnobotany, Hawaiian Studies, or a field of study related to the Garden mission. Relevant experience will be considered.

2. 2 years experience developing and implementing education programs and materials.

3. Drivers License, and daily access to car with current auto insurance coverage and availability throughout the week during normal business hours; mileage reimbursed.

4. Demonstrated ability to work well, both independently and in a team.

5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, social network platforms, and archival/filing systems for documents.

6. Familiar with state and federal civil rights and related policies in relation to education. Ability to function as a “Mandated Reporter” in areas of suspected child abuse; guideline training to be provided.

7. Excellent verbal, written, organizational and communication skills.

8. Successful planning and time management skills needed to assist or develop programs.

9. Skills to relate with people from different communities.



1. Demonstrated knowledge and sensitivity to the interests and needs of Hawaiian families with children, including sensitivity to pre-kindergarten children

2. Some flexibility in work hours to accommodate some out-of-office and weekend work as agreed to by supervisor.

3. Knowledge of Hawaiian plants and cultural practices related to plants.

4. Knowledge of or ability to gain proper use of relevant Hawaiian language and culture in educational products.

5. Community First Aid and CPR certified, or willing to become certified. Working Conditions: Office and outdoor settings; some walking on uneven terrain, standing for extended periods, at times. Some weekend activities. Limited travel. 


For more information about Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden and this opportunity please visit our website at, contact us at Contact Phone or via email at

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