Education Coordinator / Youth Programs (PT, Year-Round)

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Start Date: 11/22/2021  Compensation: $25/hr

Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs, and demonstrations of environmental stewardship.

QBG is seeking a part-time coordinator for non-school programs for children. The Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day running of these seasonal programs. The Coordinator helps create a welcoming environment for families. The Coordinator reports to the Education Manager and works closely with the Director of Education and other education staff to ensure the delivery of safe, organized, and fun youth programming.


  • Create and oversee programmatic elements of current youth programs; including designing curriculum, garden planting and maintenance, purchasing of supplies, etc.
  • Hire, train and oversee teaching staff, volunteers and interns for these programs
  • Develop and maintain a high morale of program staff and participating children
  • Maintain the Children’s Garden– design, plan, care for plants from seedling to maturity
  • Ensure that program activities and responsibilities are carried out including: health and safety, lesson delivery, inventory and organization of materials, garden maintenance and related tasks
  • Research and analyze effectiveness of offerings; conduct comparative research
  • Teach programs as needed
  • Take initiative in supporting the department as needed


  • Have previous related experience—preferably coordinating outdoor programming and/or informal teaching
  • Have a bachelors degree in education, environmental studies, or related field or equivalent experience
  • Be committed to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Be passionate for working with children and families from widely varied backgrounds and life experiences
  • Have experience supervising staff, interns and volunteers
  • Be self-motivated with excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to anticipate programmatic needs
  • Have experience working with plants
  • Be organized with strong computer skills in Google Suite, Microsoft Office and others
  • Be able to multi-task and prioritize; excellent attention to detail
  • Be available on weekends in the spring and fall and possibly other seasons
  • Be able to work outdoors in a fast-paced environment

Additional Information

This is a part-time year-round position. Compensation starting at $25/hour and is commensurate with experience.
For consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter, and any relevant documents via our recruitment portal at
If you encounter difficulties with uploading documents to the portal, please send via email to

Health & Safety: proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for employment.

Queens Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). The Garden does not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, gender expression, mental illness, socioeconomic status or background, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, predisposing genetic characteristic, immigration status, or any other legally protected status. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact Human Resources via email at

Contact Information

Queens Botanical Garden
Contact Name: Eryn Hatzithomas
Website: Apply Online