BASE Seasonal Field Studies Coordinator
Reports to: School Programs Manager
Duration: September – December, 2013
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) seeks a seasonal coordinator for the BASE Field Studies program. This outdoor class series was developed exclusively for ninth-grade students at Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment (BASE), a small public high school supported by a partnership with BBG. Field Studies supplements the Living Environment curriculum by making use of the environmental and scientific resources of the Garden and nearby Prospect Park.
- Plan and prepare the eight-week fall course series, in collaboration with the school’s Living Environment teachers.
- Teach four weekly Field Studies sessions at BBG and Prospect Park, assisted by the Field Studies instructor and Living Environment teachers.
- Communicate with other staff at BBG to arrange student use of field resources and equipment and manage materials needed for each class session.
Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week for 14 weeks, September–December. Schedule includes one month of planning and preparation time in September before the course starts and two weeks’ wrap-up after the series ends in December.
- BS or BA in natural science, environmental studies, education, or a related field
- Experience teaching adolescents
- Experience teaching in an outdoor setting
- Ability to obtain security clearance from the NYC Department of Education for working with students
- Ability to obtain security clearance by the NYC DOE for working with children
How to Apply:
Please send a résumé and cover letter indicating the title of the position desired, along with the names of two references with contact information, to:
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225