Agriculture and Natural Resources Supervisor


ABAC's Georgia Museum of Agriculture

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Kelly Scott

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Tifton, GA
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The Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Supervisor position at ABAC's Georgia Museum of Agriculture (GMA) is responsible for the direction, development, implementation and promotion of agriculture and natural resources curriculum based educational programming. The primary purpose of GMA’s educational programs is to cultivate a sense of connection to agriculture and natural resources through experiential learning for all students and visitors.


The ANR Supervisor will work closely with and report to the GMA’s Assistant Director. Apply online at ABAC's College Careers website. Click View All Jobs to find individual job postings. 

Destination Ag is the primary ANR education program managed by the ANR Supervisor. Delivering free programming since 2016 due to donor funds, Destination Ag’s mission is to provide interactive, educational experiences focused on modern agriculture and natural resources for children and all guests. Through a variety of programs, guests connect to where their food, fiber, and shelter come from – agriculture! 

Primary Duties: Primary duties for this position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Direct and drive all aspects of a state standards, curriculum based ANR educational program for schools and youth groups, Pre-K – 12. Including but not limited to creating weekly school schedules, annual reporting, overseeing the development of new standards-based curriculum, and teaching as needed. 
  • All aspects of supervision/management of the ANR Program Specialist and the ANR Educators 
  • Assist the ANR Program Specialist with the supervision of ANR Student Workers and Interns.  
  • Assessing ANR program numbers and market to target school districts. 
  • Drive ANR program development, assessment, and improvement, including working with ABAC’s Internal Review Board and maintaining compliance. 
  • Develop community, state and national partnerships; promote and foster engagement in GMA ANR programming. 
  • Assist in ANR animal husbandry and assist the GMA Assistant Director in maintaining state and federal permits. 
  • Works with GMA Assistant Director to develop, plan, and implement annual budget for Destination Ag. 
  • Work closely with the GMA’s Assistant Director and the Historic Supervisor in educational program scheduling and implementation. 
  • Maintain an active Destination Ag Advisory Committee. 
  • ABAC Liaison – work closely with ABAC Faculty and staff in the development and implementation of ABAC student learning opportunities.  
  • Assist in implementation of Historic Programming when needed. 
  • Ensure a safe environment for all guests and co-workers. 
  • Assist the GMA administrative team in organizing and implementing GMA special events. 
  • Assist in conducting other programming on site as needed. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 3-5 years in formal or informal agriculture/environmental education. 
  • 3-5 years management experience and strong interpersonal and supervisory skills. 
  • 3-5 years of animal husbandry, training, and program use experience. 
  • All the above generally gained through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a four-year degree from an accredited college or university and 5 years of professional experience in related fields. 

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, agricultural education, natural resources, or similar fields (or equivalent experience).   
  • One to two years’ experience in managing employees (training, creating work schedules, etc.). 
  • Excellent group dynamic and behavior management skills, ability to engage children and direct them in an active teaching environment. 
  • Friendly, open and professional demeanor with demonstrated ability to initiate conversations with teachers and anticipate their needs. 
  • Background knowledge and understanding of agriculture and/or ecological concepts.  
  • Willingness to handle and work with live animals, including reptiles, amphibians, and insects. 
  • Strong customer service focus and the ability/desire to ensure an excellent experience for all visitors and constituents. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with people of diverse ages (3 years to 100 years) and various educational and personal backgrounds. 
  • Ability to present and maintain a warm and enthusiastic demeanor with guests and co-workers. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Ability to work well with the public in one-on-one and large group situations, and to respond to questions from various constituencies. 
  • Ability to adapt to a changing work environment, including work outdoors in varying weather conditions, and contact with pollen, dust and mold.  
  • Ability to work Saturdays when needed. 

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those required for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: 

  • Carry and lift at least 25 lbs. 
  • Read and assimilate information, and write to communicate information clearly; 
  • Ability to work in outdoor conditions throughout the year. 

Compensation Information

starting at $48,000 annually, benefited