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Temporary Project Green Reach Co-Coordinator

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Co-coordination of Project Green Reach (PGR), an exciting, challenging, fast-paced, hands-on science program for Title I schools in Brooklyn. Established in 1989, PGR has served tens of thousands of children from kindergarten through middle school. During the summer, PGR’s gardening and science-based Junior Botanist and Plant Investigator program serves rising 5th through 8th graders.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach lessons virtually and in person at BBG and in public and nonpublic schools.
  • Assist with school year program administration and curriculum development.
  • Assist with inventory maintenance, supply ordering, and management of online resources.
  • Prepare for and cofacilitate teacher workshops and summer/fall family events (virtually or in person).
  • Communicate with principals, teachers, summer student families, supply vendors, bus company, and BBG staff and volunteers.
  • Supervise, train, and mentor seasonal instructors, Garden Guide volunteers, and other assigned personnel in leading inquiry-based tours at BBG.
  • Coordinate summer 2022 Junior Botanist and Plant Investigator application process and develop and teach curriculum for Junior Botanist summer program.
  • Collaborate in the development and delivery of summer staff training program.
  • Plant and maintain vegetable garden spring through fall in the Children’s Garden.
  • Share Education staff responsibilities for plant maintenance in BBG’s Education Greenhouses.
  • Perform other related duties or special projects as directed. 

Qualifications:

  • Two years’ formal or nonformal teaching experience
  • One year of horticulture experience, including vegetable gardening
  • Experience teaching virtually and/or using virtual platforms like Zoom
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Competence with computer word processing, spreadsheets, internet, etc.
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Willingness and ability to work outside in all weather, and to perform horticultural tasks for garden maintenance (lifting, bending, carrying, digging)
  • Proficiency in a second language a plus

Co-coordination of Project Green Reach (PGR), an exciting, challenging, fast-paced, hands-on science program for Title I schools in Brooklyn. Established in 1989, PGR has served tens of thousands of children from kindergarten through middle…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    September 27, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 30, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$22/hour; 35 hours/week

Benefits

Program-specific training provided, as well as the opportunity to observe classes before teaching.

Program-specific training provided, as well as the opportunity to observe classes before teaching.

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficiency and comfortability in written and spoken English.

Proficiency and comfortability in written and spoken English.

Location

On-site
1000 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225, United States

How to Apply

You can view all BBG jobs on www.bbg.org/about/careers; you will be directed to another website (ADP) to submit your application. Resume and cover letter required, but please reach out to schoolprograms@bbg.org if you have any accommodation requests for the application or interview process.

You can view all BBG jobs on www.bbg.org/about/careers; you will be directed to another website (ADP) to submit your application. Resume and cover letter required, but please reach out to…

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