Education Instructor

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Start Date: 12/15/2022  Compensation: $20/hour

The Education Department at Queens Botanical Garden offers public events, school workshops and teacher training programs throughout the year following QBG’s mission of cultural connection to plants and ecological sustainability. The Garden seeks Instructors to fulfill our teaching and programmatic needs.


  • 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, including virtual
  • Travel from QBG to other locations to implement program, and transport materials as needed
  • Support additional needs of the Education Department


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in education, science or a related field
  • Two years related experience
  • Class/group management experience.
  • Experience teaching in subject areas of botany, environmental studies, ethnobotany or life sciences a plus
  • Experience and sensitivity working with diverse populations
  • Must be able to work with varied size groups of children and adults
  • Outgoing personality and enthusiastic 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
  • Department of Education fingerprinting, a plus.

Additional Information

This is a part-time year-round position. Opportunities available to Instructors may include classes, workshops, tours, public programs and special events on Garden grounds or at local schools, community facilities, neighborhood festivals, etc. These programs cater to groups of all ages and occur on weekends, weekdays and evenings.

For consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter, and any relevant documents via our recruitment portal. If you encounter difficulties with uploading documents to the portal, please send via email to Human Resources (HR).

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, phone 718-886-3800 x 203.

Contact Information

Queens Botanical Garden
Contact Name: Eryn Hatzithomas
Phone: 7188863800 x203
Website: Apply Online