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School Programs Seasonal Instructor - BBG

School Programs Seasonal Instructor - Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is seeking part-time, per diem seasonal instructors for school programs at the Garden. The Exploration Workshop, Project Green Reach, and Urban Advantage Programs for grades pre-K through 8 provide one- to two-hour guided tours and hands-on activities. Topics focus on botany and plant ecology, making use of BBG’s indoor and outdoor plant collections to support the science curriculum of local public and non-public schools.


  • Actively participate in direct teaching in BBG classrooms and greenhouses, leading one group of students per class program on a Garden tour.

  • Assist the Exploration Workshop, Project Green Reach, and Urban Advantage coordinators with preparing materials and coordinating Garden Guide volunteers.

  • Support the volunteers, responding to questions and coordinating tour logistics among team members.

  • Help set up lesson materials and assist with cleanup after each lesson.

  • Perform other related duties or special projects as directed.


  • College-level studies in natural science, environmental studies, education, or a related field

  • Experience working directly with children

  • Experience engaging with special needs populations and/or students who are English language learners a plus

  • Must be able to obtain security clearance for working with students

How to Apply:

No telephone calls for position inquiries, please. Applicants with disabilities who need assistance with the online system may contact

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.