BASE Field Studies Coordinator (Seasonal)

Education Brooklyn, New York


Position Title:           BASE Field Studies Coordinator (Seasonal)

Department:              Education

Date Posted:               August 16, 2019

Reports to:                  BASE Partnership Manager

FLSA Status:               Part-time, Nonexempt

Term:                              September 2019–June 2020

Compensation:         $22 per hour

Position Description:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) seeks a seasonal coordinator for the BASE Field Studies program. This outdoor class series was developed exclusively for ninth-grade students at Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment (BASE), a small public high school supported by a partnership with the Garden. Field Studies supplements the Living Environment curriculum while making use of the environmental and scientific resources of the Garden and nearby Prospect Park.


Fall Term:

35 hours per week, Monday–Friday, September to January

Spring Term:

Approximately 20 hours per week for 19 weeks, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; flexible schedule, January to end of May/early June

Schedule includes two weeks of planning time in September before the course starts and two weeks of wrap-up and planning between the fall and spring terms; no class on school holidays.


Fall Term:

  • Plan and prepare the eight-week fall course in collaboration with BASE science teachers and Field Studies instructor.
  • Teach four weekly Field Studies sessions at BBG and Prospect Park, in late September through mid-December, assisted by the Field Studies instructor and BASE science teachers.
  • Communicate with other staff at BBG to arrange student use of field resources and equipment and manage materials needed for each class session.

Spring Term:

  • Support BASE science teachers in planning for the spring semester of ninth-grade Field Studies, including labs, outdoor investigations, field trips, and the science fair. Coordinator will assist, working with student groups while the teacher is leading lessons and activities.
  • Communicate with other staff at BBG to arrange student use of field resources and equipment and manage materials needed for the course.
  • Support all BASE science department teachers in planning and assisting with field trips and science investigations at BBG and in the field.
  • Assist the BASE partnership manager with school-wide events and partnership activities including the development of a unique green initiative.
  • Perform other related duties or special projects as directed.


  • BS or BA in natural science, environmental studies, education, or a related field
  • Experience directly teaching adolescents
  • Experience teaching in an outdoor setting
  • Ability to obtain security clearance by the NYC DOE for working with children

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.