Reports to: BASE Partnership Manager
Duration: September 2017–June 2018
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, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; flexible schedule
- Plan and prepare the eight-week fall course in collaboration with the school’s Living Environment teachers and Field Studies instructor.
- Teach four weekly Field Studies sessions at BBG and the park, in late September through early December, assisted by the Field Studies instructor and Living Environment teachers.
- Communicate with other staff at BBG to arrange student use of field resources and equipment and manage materials needed for each class session.
- Support BASE Field Studies teachers in planning for the spring semester, including labs, outdoor investigations, field trips, and the science fair.
- Assist with Field Studies classes, 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.
- 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:
Please email a résumé and cover letter, indicating the position title in the subject line, to the director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer