BASE Field Studies Instructor (Seasonal)

Education Brooklyn, New York


Description

Position Title:            BASE Field Studies Instructor (Seasonal)

Department:              Education

Date Posted:               August 16, 2019

Reports to:                   BASE Partnership Manager

FLSA Status:                Part-time, Nonexempt

Term:                               September–December 2019

Compensation:          $18 per hour

Schedule:                   5 hours per day, 4 days per week for 12 weeks, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; September–December 2019

Position Description:      

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) seeks a seasonal instructor for the BASE Field Studies program. This outdoor class 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 by making use of the environmental and scientific resources of the Garden and nearby Prospect Park.

Responsibilities:

Assist the BASE Field Studies coordinator with preparation and teaching of classes four afternoons each week at BBG and the park, late September through mid-December.

  • Take an active role in direct-teaching students and assist working groups when another educator is leading an activity.
  • Help prepare lesson materials and assist with cleanup after each lesson.

Qualifications:

College-level studies 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 hr@bbg.org.

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