Children’s Garden Trees and Saplings Summer Seasonal Instructors
Department: Children's Education
Reports to: Children’s Garden Coordinator
Term: Wednesdays, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. | July 2–August 20, with additional lesson planning and gardening time in June
The Children’s Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is a world-renowned program offering hands-on gardening instruction to urban children. Begun in 1914, the Children’s Garden is the oldest program of its kind within a botanic garden and serves over a thousand children between the ages of 2 and 18 each year. The Trees and Saplings program provides very young children with an up-close introduction to gardening and nature. Two- and three-year-olds enroll alongside their caregivers to learn how to grow plants and explore nature through hands-on, authentic activities, songs, and stories.
- Work in a team to design, prepare, and teach hands-on gardening lessons to a group of ten young children and their adult partners.
- Develop and lead supplementary enrichment activities such as seasonal cooking activities and nature crafts.
- Ensure that each assigned garden plot is planted out according to plans each week.
- College-level studies or career experience in education, urban agriculture, nutrition, botany, or environmental or biological sciences
- At least one year of experience teaching children two to three years old
- Gardening experience preferred
- Experience and comfort working with youth and staff from diverse backgrounds
Application Requirements: In addition to résumé and cover letter with details pertinent to the position, please provide two references with contact information.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2014