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Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is seeking part-time, per diem seasonal instructors for school programs at the Garden. Programs for grades pre–K through 8 include small-group guided tours on-site at the Garden and virtual online field trips, taught from BBG’s Education Greenhouses. Topics focus on botany, ethnobotany, gardens, conservation, and plant ecology, and make use of BBG’s plant collections to support the science curriculum of public and nonpublic schools.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach remotely from BBG’s Education Greenhouses and in person with small groups on Garden tours. 
  • Assist staff with preparing materials. 
  • Set up lesson materials and clean up after each lesson. 
  • Support Garden Guide volunteers, responding to questions and coordinating in-person tour logistics among team members.

Work Schedule:

  • Flexible per diem schedule, depending on instructor availability and program registrations: three to five hours per day, starting at 9 a.m.; two to four days per week, Tuesday–Friday 

Qualifications:

  • Two years’ formal or nonformal teaching experience
  • Experience teaching virtually and/or using virtual platforms like Zoom and Google Meet
  • Experience teaching with plants (or other related science teaching) indoors and outdoors
  • Experience with engaging with special needs populations and/or students who are English language learners a plus
  • Willingness to work outside in all weather
  • Must be able to obtain security clearance for working with students

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is seeking part-time, per diem seasonal instructors for school programs at the Garden. Programs for grades pre–K through 8 include small-group guided tours on-site at the Garden and virtual online field trips…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    September 27, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 6, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$17/hour

Benefits

BBG staff provide training and the opportunity to observe programs before instructors start teaching.

BBG staff provide training and the opportunity to observe programs before instructors start teaching.

Level of Language Proficiency

ability and comfort with spoken English required

ability and comfort with spoken English required

Location

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

How to Apply

BBG jobs are posted on www.bbg.org/about/careers; applications are submitted through ADP and require a resume and cover letter. Please reach out to schoolprograms@bbg.org if you have any questions or are requesting an accommodation for the application or interview process.

BBG jobs are posted on www.bbg.org/about/careers; applications are submitted through ADP and require a resume and cover letter. Please reach out to schoolprograms@bbg.org if you have…

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