The Education Department of Queens Botanical Garden offers public events, school workshops and teacher training programs throughout the year expressing QBG’s mission of cultural connection to plants and ecological sustainability.
Part Time Instructors are sought for opportunities to teach classes, provide programs and offer tours both on the Garden grounds and off-site. The Instructor will be responsible for all aspects of the program—from preparing materials to teaching the class to breaking down after the class.
Examples of opportunities are as follows:
On-site environmental workshops & tours for various groups Off-site programs in schools or at other community facilities On-site green building and landscape tours Off-site programs for children, families, clubs, etc. at neighborhood festivals, street fairs, holiday events, etc.
On-site weekend programs and workshops
Special events such as Arbor Fest and Harvest Fest Teacher training classes Gardening classes
Two years related experience
Must have knowledge of botany, environmental studies, ethnobotany or life sciences Experience and sensitivity working with varied populations Must be able to work with large groups of children and adults in an outdoor setting Outgoing personality and enthusiastic attitude Excellent communication and organizational abilities Flexible hours, including weekend availability We seek candidates with strengths in various specialties including the
Green infrastructure and landscape knowledge Gardening knowledge Awareness of local environmental issues Driver’s license, a plus. Department of Education fingerprinting, a plus
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Human Resources, 43-50 Main Street Flushing, NY 11355.