Field Investigators Seasonal Instructor

Department: Education
Reports to: School Programs Coordinator

Term: Training: Tuesday–Friday, June 9–26 | 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Program: Tuesday–Friday, June 30 –August 14 | 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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 Field Investigators instructor leads students in 6th through 8th grade in conducting experiments, collecting data, researching current ecological topics, and working on team projects. In this field-studies program, kids expand their knowledge of plant and earth science by exploring exciting habitats at BBG.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach a group of 12 to 15 children ages 11 to 13.
  • Mentor and collaborate with a program assistant with a focus on building college and career skills.
  • Develop lesson plans that include hands-on field-science investigations as well as planting activities in our education greenhouses.


  • College-level studies in education, botany, or environmental or biological sciences
  • Experience teaching middle school students
  • Experience and comfort working with youth and staff from diverse backgrounds

Compensation: $12.50 per hour

How to Apply: 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 application via email.

Application Deadline: March 4, 2015

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