To apply for an open position, please e-mail resume and letter of interest to Human Resources at:, fax to: 480 481.8173, or mail to:

Human Resources
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

posted 1/20/2017

Current Openings

DBG Camp Instructor

Part-time, Seasonal (Spring Break 2017)

This position provides fun and engaging environmental education experiences for camp program participants.

Primary responsibilities include:

Camp Planning

  • Participate in a team training session prior to the start of camp
  • Prepare and organize daily camp supplies and instructional materials for your class
  • Communicate with Operations Assistant regarding supply needs, before and after camp


  • Serve as lead teacher and primary supervisor for all aspects of at least one onsite camp session: March 6-10 and/or March 13-17, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or extended camp March 6-10 and/or March 13-17, 3:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Prepare classroom and initiate all activities while camp is in session
  • Maintain a safe, tidy and well organized learning environment
  • Work as a team member with volunteers and staff to communicate daily with parents and produce excellent experiences for camp participants

Volunteer Coordination

  • Coordinate team teaching and support responsibilities with Volunteer Teaching Assistants and Volunteer Camp Counselors
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Informal Science Education Coordinator

Position requirements include:

  • B.A. or B.S. in Education, Environmental Education, Life Sciences or related field, or degree in progress
  • Demonstrated classroom and outdoor teaching experience; previous camp instruction preferred
  • Knowledge of Sonoran Desert ecology, botany, horticulture, or similar preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to pass extended background check
  • Ability to traverse Garden trails in all weather conditions
  • Light bending and lifting (up to 25 lbs.) associated with routine job duties


The benefits of regular employment at the Desert Botanical Garden include a competitive benefits package*, complimentary family membership, employee admissions exchange, wellness initiatives and discounts. 

Reasonable accommodation may be made, where necessary, to allow a qualified individual to perform essential job functions. Honored as one of the 2012 Best Places to Work by the Phoenix Business Journal, the Desert Botanical Garden is an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity.   

*subject to eligibility requirements

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