Brooklyn Botanic Garden has been a leader in providing local children and teens with hands-on gardening and science instruction for more than 100 years. BBG has teaching positions available this summer in a number of its hands-on gardening and science enrichment programs. Summer Instructors gain valuable experience working with professional educators in a botanically rich and diverse 52-acre garden within the country’s largest metropolis.
Visit bbg.org/about/careers for specific job postings.
Fellows spend the growing season (spring–fall) in BBG’s Children’s Garden, teaching children to grow, harvest, and cook their own food, care for the environment, and explore the natural world. Fellows teach age-appropriate gardening lessons to a group of up to 12 children with the assistance of two to three teen apprentices. Fellows participate in a comprehensive paid training program, covering seasonal content, pedagogy, and horticulture skills.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Children's Education department has been a leader in providing urban children and teens with hands-on gardening and science enrichment experience for over 100 years.
BBG has teaching positions available this summer in a number of our science enrichment and gardening programs for children and teens. Go to www.bbg.org/about/employment for complete program descriptions.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is seeking a part-time seasonal instructor to teach and assist in the administration of Project Green Reach (PGR), an inquiry-based, hands-on science outreach program for students in K–8th grade and teachers in Title I schools in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) seeks an assistant coordinator/senior instructor for implementation of year-round gardening programs for children ages 2–13 in BBG’s Children’s Garden. The assistant coordinator aids the Children’s Garden coordinator in program development, scheduling program series, hiring and training seasonal staff and teen apprentices, and overseeing classes and horticulture within the Children’s Garden.
Assist the School Program, Project Green Reach and Urban Advantage Coordinators with preparation of materials and coordination of Garden Guide volunteers. Actively participate in direct teaching of the students, leading one group of students per class program on a garden tour. Support education volunteers, responding to questions and coordinating tour logistics among the team members. Help set up lesson materials and assist with clean up after each lesson.
The Discovery staff at Brooklyn Botanic Garden provides hands-on nature education for children of all ages and their caregivers, connecting our diverse community with the natural world. Free, drop-in Discovery programs serve up to 28,000 visitors of all ages per year, fostering visitors' curiosity and connection to the natural world as they explore Brooklyn Botanic Garden's (BBG's) living collections.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) seeks a Teacher Education coordinator responsible for the development and implementation of programs and materials for pre-service and in-service teachers of all grades (pre-K–12).
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.
In the Garden, in its community, and well beyond, BBG inspires people of all ages through the conservation, display, and enjoyment of plants; with educational programs that emphasize learning by doing; and with research focused on understanding and conserving regional plants.