Seasonal BASE Field Studies Instructor

Department: Education
Reports to: BASE Field Studies Coordinator

Duration: September–December 2015

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) seeks a seasonal instructor 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 the Garden. 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:

  • Assist the BASE Field Studies coordinator with preparation and teaching of the Field Studies classes, four afternoons each week at BBG and at Prospect Park.
  • Teach students using the Field Studies curriculum and assist when another educator is leading an activity.
  • Help prepare lesson materials and assist with cleanup after each lesson.

Work Schedule:

Five hours per day, four days per week for ten weeks, September–December. Some planning days may be scheduled in September before the start of the Field Studies series.


  • College-level studies in natural science, environmental studies, education, or a related field
  • Experience teaching adolescents
  • Experience teaching in an outdoor setting
  • Ability to obtain security clearance by the NYC DOE for working with children

Compensation: $18/hour

How to Apply:

Please send a résumé and cover letter indicating the title of the position desired and days of availability, along with the names of two references with contact information.

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