Children’s Garden Seasonal Instructors (Summer Trees and Saplings )

Department: Children's Education

Reports to: Children’s Garden Coordinator

Term: June–August 2016

Work Schedule: Training: 3 weekdays between June 13 and June 28; exact dates will be coordinated in early May.
Program: June 29–August 17 (no class July 2); Wednesdays, 8 a.m.–3 p.m., and Saturdays 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is seeking part-time seasonal instructors for the summer Trees & Saplings program in the Children’s Garden, world renowned for teaching hands-on gardening to urban children. The Trees & Saplings program provides very young children with an up-close introduction to gardening and nature. Two- and three-year-olds enroll alongside their caregiver to learn how to grow plants and explore nature through hands-on activities, songs, and stories. Instructors must participate in a training period prior to teaching in the Children’s Garden program.

Primary Responsibilities:


Compensation: $15/hour

How to Apply: Please send a résumé and cover letter indicating the title of the position and dates of availability, along with the names of two references with contact information.

How to Apply:

We will only accept résumés for those positions currently available. This notice is updated periodically; consequently, some of the positions listed may already be filled. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please send a résumé and cover letter indicating the title of the position desired to:

Director of Human Resources
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225-1099
Fax: 718-622-7826
[email protected]

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