Project Green Reach Seasonal Instructor

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, September 19, 2016, 4:00pm



Brooklyn, NY
United States

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Job Description:

Work Schedule:

Four days a week; six hours per day. Weekly schedule is flexible, depending upon program cycle.

Primary Responsibilities:

Teach basic botany, science, and horticulture in grade K–8 Title I schools in Brooklyn and guide tours for students at BBG.

Communicate effectively with teachers, BBG staff, and Garden Guide volunteers.

Assist with preparation and leading of teacher workshops.

Assist with vegetable garden maintenance in the fall and spring.

Take inventories and manage and prepare materials and supplies.

Provide other essential tasks as needed.


BA or BS in education, environmental education, botany, horticulture, or a related field

One year formal or informal teaching experience

Excellent writing and speaking skills; proficiency in a second language a plus

Excellent interpersonal skills for working with students, teachers, BBG staff, and volunteers

Competence with computer word processing, spreadsheets, internet, etc.

Valid NYS driver’s license preferred

Willingness and ability to work outside in all weather and to perform horticultural tasks for garden maintenance (lifting, bending, carrying, digging)

Compensation: $18 per hour


How to Apply:

Please send a résumé and cover letter indicating the title of the position and details pertinent to the position, including availability, and the names of three references with contact information to:

Human Resources
Brooklyn Botanic Garden  
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Fax: 718-622-7826


*Make sure Project Green Reach Seasonal Instructor is clearly stated in the email’s subject line.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Compensation Information:

Compensation: $18 per hour