BASE Field Studies Instructor (Seasonal)

Education Brooklyn, New York


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.


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.


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:

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