Date Posted: February 26, 2018
Department: Children’s Education
Reports to: Summer Afternoon Programs Coordinator
Compensation: $15 per hour
Application Deadline: March 21, 2018
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is world renowned for teaching plant science to urban children. In the Field Investigators program, kids expand their knowledge of plant and earth science by exploring exciting habitats at the Garden. The Field Investigators instructor leads students in 6th through 8th grades in conducting experiments, collecting data, researching current ecological topics, and working on team projects.
Training: Tuesday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. | June 12–June 29
Program: Tuesday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | July 5–August 17
- Teach plant and earth science to a group of 12 to 16 children ages 11 to 13.
- Mentor and collaborate with a college-age program assistant with a focus on building lesson planning and co-teaching skills.
- Develop lesson plans that include hands-on science investigations outdoors as well as planting activities in 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
How to Apply:
Email your résumé and cover letter along with two references with contact information to [email protected]. 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. No telephone calls for position inquiries, please.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.