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This job expired on April 23, 2024

Children’s Programs Instructor Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  • Date Posted February 23, 2024
  • Location Brooklyn, NY
  • Category Agriculture / Education
  • Job type Summer Job
Company description Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. Job description Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Children’s Education programs are world-renowned for teaching hands-on gardening and plant science to children and teens. The Junior Botanist and Plant Investigator (JBPI) program is for rising 5th through 8th grade students selected from Title I schools in Brooklyn that have partnered with BBG during the school year through our Project Green Reach outreach program. The Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) is a youth development program for teens in grades 8–12 who are interested in plants, science, and environmental education. These positions entail a three weeks paid training and lesson plan development program, followed by six weeks of fast-paced programming.

Compensation: $20 per hour
Term: June 11-August 10 or 16, 2024 (depending on program)
Work Schedule: Monday–Friday; 25–35 hours per week (depending on program) 



  • Assist with multiple aspects of summer programs, including program prep, facilitation, and cleanup. 
  • Work with team to prepare and deliver lessons that are multidisciplinary and exploratory, with a focus on botanical/environmental science. 
  • Collaborate and work within an inquiry-based, team-teaching model for gardening and cooking activities. 
  • Help maintain garden plots. 
  • Perform other related duties or special projects as directed. 


  • 2 years’ experience or studies in education, urban agriculture, nutrition, botany, or environmental or biological sciences  
  • Experience teaching children, ages 913 preferred for the Junior Botanist/Plant Investigator position, ages 1318 preferred for the Garden Apprentice Program position. 
  • Gardening experience preferred 
  • Experience and comfort working with students, peers, and supervisors from diverse backgrounds 
  • Willingness to work outside in all weather 
Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions
This job expired on April 23, 2024
DeadlineApril 12, 2024

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