Youth Education Instructor

Job Type

Part Time


Details: DOE



Start Date:


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11 French Drive
United States


Under the direction of the Manager of Youth Education, and working as part of the Education and Audience Engagement team, the Youth Education Instructor will develop and teach a variety of mission-related, audience-focused programs for families and children in grades PreK-12 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. These programs include school field trips, community group visits, regular drop-in activities, free and for-fee classes, and other informal educational opportunities during Tower Hill exhibitions and events such as Hello Spring, April Vacation Week, Daffodil Day, Pollinator Palooza, and October Oddities.

Typical duties include:

·     Developing and teaching seasonal, inquiry-based lesson plans and activities focused on plants, botany, gardening, ecology, etc. for PreK-12 school and community groups.

·     Developing and teaching scout programs that meet badge requirements.

·     Developing and leading youth activities at Tower Hill special events.

·     Leading guided nature hikes for youth and their families focused on gardening, botany, and local plant ecology.

·     Assisting with the development of dynamic activities, interactives, interpretation, and other educational tools.

·     Assisting with the implementation and evaluation of existing field trip curriculum.

·     Setting up and breaking down programs.

·     Assisting with program and activity research.

·     Engaging with the public and encouraging interaction between visitors and collections.

·     Performing additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The Youth Education Instructor is an hourly term position and non-exempt from overtime. The standard work schedule for this position is 32.5 hours per week for 30 weeks, Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30am-4pm. The position will begin in mid-April or early-May.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Please submit your cover letter and resume. Include your first and last name in the file name of each document.