Project Green Reach Senior Instructor

DEPARTMENT: Children’s Education


REPORTS TO: Coordinator of Project Green Reach


PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Teach and assist administration of Project Green Reach (PGR), a challenging, hands-on science program for K-8th grade students and teachers in Title I schools in Brooklyn. During the summer months, garden maintenance, program planning and instruction of Junior Botanists and Plant Investigators, an intensive summer science experience for 4th ; 7th grade PGR alumni at BBG.



  • Teach basic botany, science, and horticulture in grade K-8 Title I schools in Brooklyn and guide tours for students at BBG.
  • Communicate effectively with teachers, summer student parents, BBG Staff and Garden Guide volunteers.
  • Develop, organize, and conduct teacher workshops,
  • Develop and evaluate appropriate curricula and format lesson plans.
  • Update website as needed.
  • Participate in training volunteer Garden Guides and seasonal staff to lead PGR tours at BBG; coordinate tour schedule and support Guides and seasonal staff during tours.
  • Participate in development and delivery of 3-week training program for all BBG summer instructors.
  • Plan and teach full day activities, including hands-on gardening lessons, supervise students and summer seasonal instructors during the Junior Botanist and Plant Investigator summer program.
  • Assist with vegetable garden planning and maintenance spring through fall.
  • Keep accurate records for program enrollment and documentation.
  • Take inventories and manage supplies.
  • Share staff responsibilities for plant maintenance in BBG’s education greenhouse.
  • Collaborate with other education staff on curriculum development and special projects.
  • Assist PGR Coordinator in supervision of seasonal instructors.
  • Performs other related task and special projects as directed.



  • BA or BS degree in education, environmental education, botany, horticulture, or a related field.
  • One year formal or non-formal teaching experience.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills; proficiency in a second language a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for working with students, parents, teachers, BBG staff, and volunteers.
  • Competence with computer word processing, spreadsheets, internet, etc.
  • Valid drivers license (driving to sites is required).
  • Must be able to obtain security clearance by the NYC DOE for working with children.

How to apply

Human Resources

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

1000 Washington Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11225

Fax: 718-622-7826


Brooklyn Botanc Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Human Resources
Fax: 718-622-7826
1000 Washington Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11225