Department: Digital and Print Media
Reports to: Director of Digital and Print Media
Hours and duration: 6-12 hours/week for 4 months
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is one of New York City’s most treasured natural spaces and a vital botanical resource. In addition to its magnificent grounds and plant collections, the Garden is esteemed for its education, research, and community outreach programs. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden photography intern will help document BBG's collections and events, maintain BBG's digital image archives, and support visitor engagement on social channels including Instagram and Flickr.
Because BBG is a botanic garden, clear and accurate labeling of the plants depicted is as important as beautiful, high-quality images. Using institutional resources, the photography intern will correctly identify and label plant images and upload photographs to BBG’s plant database. Garden photographs will be used for the website and social platforms as well as for a variety of print and environmental materials. The photography intern will gain great real-world experience and portfolio material.
- Experience with digital photography; excellent eye for clean composition
- Familiarity with garden plants and botanical nomenclature
- Clean command of English language and ability to work within house style
- Proficiency with Adobe design software
- Understanding of digital file organization and metadata best practices
- Experience with photo archiving systems
To apply for the photography internship, please send resume, cover letter, and representative links.
How to Apply:
We will only accept résumés for those positions currently available. This notice is updated periodically; consequently, some of the positions listed may already be filled. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please send a résumé and cover letter indicating the title of the position desired to:
Director of Human Resources
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225-1099
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.