Date Posted: February 26, 2018
Department: Children’s Education
Reports to: Summer Afternoon Programs Coordinator
Term: Mid-June–Mid-August 2018
Compensation: $15 per hour
Application Due: March 21, 2018
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is renowned for teaching plant science to urban children. The seasonal Nature Studio instructor teaches a nature-based art program that uses the resources of the plant collections at BBG as inspiration for creating masterpieces through painting, drawing, weaving, dying, print making, photography, and garden design. Summer instructors must participate in an intensive paid training and lesson plan development program prior to teaching.
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 nature-based art to a group of 16 to 20 children (ages 6–8 or 9–10)
- Mentor and collaborate with a program assistant with a focus on building lesson planning and co-teaching skills
- Develop and facilitate a variety of nature-based art projects.
- College-level studies in education, art, botany, and/or environmental or biological sciences
- Experience teaching children, experience with art programs a plus
- 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.