Brooklyn Botanic Garden Summer Instructors (Children’s Education)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Organization Description: 
Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Children’s Education programs are world-renowned for teaching hands-on gardening and plant science to children and teens.

Position Description:
The Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) is a youth development program for teens in grades 8–12 who are interested in plants, science, and environmental education. The Junior Botanist and Plant Investigator program is for rising 5th through 8th grade students selected from Title I schools in Brooklyn that have partnered with BBG during the school year through our Project Green Reach outreach program. All summer instructors must participate in an intensive three-week paid training and lesson plan development program in June.

Reports to:
Program Coordinators

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
– Assist with multiple aspects of summer programs, including program prep, facilitation, and cleanup.  
– Collaborate to prepare and deliver lessons that are multidisciplinary and exploratory, with a focus on botanical/environmental science. 
– Collaborate and work within an inquiry-based, team-teaching model for gardening and cooking activities. 
– Help maintain garden plots. 
– Perform other related duties or special projects as directed.

Candidate Qualifications:
– 2 years’ experience or studies in education, urban agriculture, nutrition, botany, or environmental or biological sciences  
– Experience teaching children, ages 9–13 preferred for the Junior Botanist/Plant Investigator position, ages 13–18 preferred for the Garden Apprentice Program position. 
– Gardening experience preferred 
– Experience and comfort working with students, peers, and supervisors from diverse backgrounds 
– Willingness to work outside in all weather

Position Type:
Part-time seasonal

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Application Info:
Please submit a resume and cover letter or alternative such as a short video, audio, or slideshow. Please reach out with any questions about accommodations.