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Seasonal Part-Time Education Instructor

Queens Botanical Garden


The Education Department at Queens Botanical Garden offers public events, school workshops, kids programs and teacher training programs throughout the year following QBG’s mission of cultural connection to plants and ecological sustainability. The Garden seeks seasonal Instructors who are passionate about environmental education to fulfill our teaching and programmatic needs. Multiple positions available for Spring, Summer and Fall seasons.


  • Bachelor’s degree or two years relevant experience in education, science, or a related field
  • Class/ group management experience, especially with children
  • Experience teaching in subject areas of botany, environmental studies, ethnobotany, or life sciences a plus
  • Experience and interest in working with diverse communities
  • Must be able to work with varied size groups of children and adults
  • Enthusiastic and collaborative attitude
  • Excellent communication and organizational abilities
  • Ability to commit to two or more half days of programming per week, minimum of 8 hours per week


  • Teach QBG environmental, art, sustainability and gardening programming to the standards set by QBG either at the Garden or out in the community
  • Work with Education Manager, and other QBG staff to implement interactive and engaging gardening and environmental and sustainability workshops and activities
  • Create a safe and welcoming space for participants
  • Prepare and maintain all materials for scheduled programs.
  • Set up and break down programming spaces
  • Travel from QBG to other locations to implement program, and transport materials as needed
  • Support horticulture and gardening needs of the department
  • Support additional needs of the Education Department
Instructors may conduct such activities as workshops, group tours, special event activity tables, and lessons on Garden grounds or at local schools, community facilities, neighborhood festivals, etc. These programs cater to groups of all ages, especially children and families, and occur on weekdays and weekends.

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