BASE Seasonal Field Studies Coordinator

Department: Education
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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Work Schedule:

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

Compensation: $22/hour

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:

Human Resources
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Fax: 718-622-7826
personnel@bbg.org

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