Position Title: Plant Identification Instructor – Part-time, Contract
Department: Pacific Horticulture College
Reports To: College Director
Start Date: January 2020
Hours: Varies; classes are 3 hours in length, typically one to two classes per week from January to November 2020, to be shared with another instructor
Rate of Pay: $48 per hour of instructional time
Established in 1987, the Pacific Horticulture College (PHC) offers full-time and part-time training opportunities in all four levels of the Landscape Horticulturist Apprenticeship. The PHC is designated by the Private Institutions Training Branch (PTIB) and is an Industry Training Authority (ITA) designated training provider. The mission of the PHC is to provide excellence in horticulture training, enabling students to maximize employment opportunities while encouraging environmental stewardship of green space.
The PHC is seeking an instructor to coordinate and teach Plant Identification classes for approximately 20 Landscape Horticulture Certificate Program students. This course is shared with another instructor. This position involves, but is not limited to, the following:
The successful candidate will be responsible for creating a valuable education experience while ensuring adequate development of knowledge in this area.
Instructors are hired on a per-course basis depending on their subject area of expertise. Once hired, instructors are responsible for teaching based on the provided PHC learning objectives and will assess students according to these objectives. Instructors are also responsible for course preparation and design of learning and assessment activities, communicating with students by email through the duration of the course, working with the PHC staff to ensure students adhere to college policies, and grading student work and/or performance.
An introduction to a wide range of plants used in all areas of horticulture, including trees, shrubs, vines, groundcovers, perennials, biennials, and annuals. Plant descriptions include distinctive stem, leaf, and flower characteristics, form and growing characteristics, maintenance practices, and landscape function. Growing requirements and critical pests and diseases will also be covered as they apply to the plants studied. Weeds and common invasive plants will also be identified.
Course Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Please submit a current resume that includes evidence of any teaching or training experience and industry experience to email@example.com by Friday August 9, 2019 at 4:30pm.