Date Posted: February 26, 2018
Department: Children’s Education
Reports to: Garden Apprentice Program Coordinator
Term: Mid-June–Mid-August 2018
Compensation: $15 per hour
Application Deadline: March 21, 2018
Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Children’s Education programs are world renowned for teaching hands-on gardening and plant science to children and teens. The Garden Apprentice Program is a youth development program for teens in grades 8–12 interested in plants, science, and environmental education. All summer instructors must participate in an intensive three-week paid orientation and lesson plan development program in June prior to teaching apprentices.
Training: Tuesday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. | June 12–29
Program: Monday 1:30–4:30 p.m.; Tuesday–Friday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | July 3–August 1
- Assist with the implementation of the GAP summer program, including program prep, facilitation, and cleanup.
- Develop and teach a multiday training for a group of 12 to 15 teens on topics such as research skills, public speaking, horticulture, science, and leadership development.
- Supervise and mentor apprentices as they work in placements throughout the Garden and develop and present summerlong projects.
- Assist with horticulture and cooking sessions with teens in the Children’s Garden.
- Develop and teach courses in environmental issues, science research, and interpretation.
- Design and lead team-building exercises and enrichment activities.
- Lead field trips to farms, gardens, and other cultural institutions within New York City.
- Mentor and collaborate with a program assistant (a recent GAP alum returned as staff).
- College-level studies and a demonstrated interest in education, environmental and biological sciences, youth development, or urban agriculture
- Experience teaching teens
- Experience and comfort working with youth and staff from diverse backgrounds
- Strong research and presentation skills
How to Apply:
Email your résumé and cover letter to [email protected]. 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.