BCAP Seasonal Instructor

Department: Education
Reports to: School Programs Coordinator

Term: June–August 2015

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s (BBG’s) Children’s Education programs are world renowned for teaching plant science to urban children. Thousands of children ages 3 to 17 years old explore the wonders of the indoor, outdoor, and preserved plant collections at BBG each year. The Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP) is an innovative traveling summer camp serving 7- to 12-year-olds, sponsored by the Heart of Brooklyn’s six cultural institutions, including BBG.

Work Schedule:
Training: During the month of June, time will be scheduled to become familiar with BCAP and BBG and to review curriculum.
Program: Wednesdays, 9–3, and Thursdays, 9–Noon, July 1–August 6.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead plant-based lessons for visiting groups of children.
  • Deliver two predesigned lesson plans over the course of the program cycle using the Garden’s indoor and outdoor facilities.
  • Enlist the support of camp counselors during children’s visit.
  • Mentor a first-year college student in lesson facilitation and supply preparation.


  • Experience teaching children and mentoring older teens
  • College-level studies or work experience in education, botany, or environmental or biological sciences
  • Experience and comfort working with youth and staff from diverse backgrounds

Compensation: $12.50/hour

Application Deadline: March 4, 2015

Application Requirements: Please send a résumé and cover letter indicating the title of the position, along with the names of two references with contact information. To apply for multiple BBG seasonal instructor positions, send a single application, making note of all the positions in which you are interested in your cover letter as well as in the email’s subject line if submitting applications via email.

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