Workshop Presenter (Contract)

Landscape professionals/educators are needed to present additional workshops. This is a contract, not a staff position. Workshops are held evenings and weekends.

Description of work:
  • Present Sustainable Landscape Workshops. Workshop types could include, but are not limited to: Naturescaping, Rain Gardens, Native Plants, Simple Drip Irrigation etc.
  • Additional activities may include: Outreach events, tours, field trips and mini-workshops.
  • Work is not guaranteed – it will be on an “as needed” basis.
  • Mileage for travel is billable at federal GSA rates. Other expenses are not reimbursed. Some program materials may be provided by EMSWCD.
Contract details:

Workshops and Presentations

  • Naturescaping Basics (4 hr workshop) – $400.00
  • Rain Gardens 101 (4 hr workshop) – $400.00
  • Native Plants (2.5 hr workshop) – $300.00
  • Other workshops and presentations – $50/hr (actual presentation + ½ hr for set up and break down)

Other tasks pre-authorized by UL Supervisor

  • Outreach events (information table) – $30/hr (time at actual event plus ½ hr set up and ½ hr break down)
  • Other tasks deemed appropriate – $30/hr
Qualifications required:
  • Firm must have an up-to-date business license.
  • Firms must maintain General Liability and Automobile Liability Insurance at levels consistent with EMSWCD requirements.
  • Presenter(s) must have Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture, landscape design, landscape construction or equivalent education/experience.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of practical techniques for low-impact gardening, water conservation, homeowner surface water management, water pollution reduction and landscaping with local native plant species.
  • Knowledge of watershed dynamics, urban water quality issues, native vegetation and ecosystems, invasive species, erosion prevention and sediment control is desirable.
  • Demonstrated abilities in workshop facilitation, public presentations, written and oral communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with diverse groups and individuals.
  • Skilled in the use of computers and software programs to present workshop materials, produce reports and promotional materials and correspond with team members and the public.
Selection process:
  • In addition to consideration of qualifications and references, an “audition” may be required to verify presentation skills and fit with the organization’s needs.
How to apply:

Electronic submission preferred.

Please submit qualifications (resume or CV), references and availability to Kathy@emswcd.org.

or mail to:

EMSWCD
Attn: Kathy Shearin
5211 N. Williams Ave.
Portland, OR 97217