Date Posted: February 26, 2018
Department: Children’s Education
Reports to: School Programs Coordinator
Term: June–Mid-August 2018
Compensation: $15 per hour
Training: June—dates to be scheduled
Program: 6 weeks, July 5–August 11 | Wednesdays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; Thursdays 9 a.m.–noon
Application Deadline: March 21, 2018
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is renowned for teaching plant science to urban children. The Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP) is an innovative traveling summer camp serving 7- to 12-year-olds and teens, sponsored by the Heart of Brooklyn’s six cultural institutions, including BBG. BCAPteen Creative Leadership Project for teens blends digital media and communications; personal and professional skills; and youth leadership through photography. Training will be scheduled in June to familiarize instructors with BCAP and BBG and to review curriculum, activities and materials.
- Lead plant-based activities 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.
- 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
How to Apply:
Email your résumé and cover letter to [email protected]. In addition to résumé and cover letter with details pertinent to the position, please provide 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. Make sure the position title is clearly stated in your cover letter as well as in the email’s subject line. No telephone calls for position inquiries, please.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.