Introduction to Plant Science Instructor
NYBG’s Adult Education Department seeks a knowledgeable, enthusiastic instructor to teach Introduction to Plant Science, the basic botany course that is a certificate requirement in many of our programs, including Horticulture, Gardening, and Horticultural Therapy.
This course is a user-friendly introduction to plant science and includes a survey of the major groups of plants – flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes – focusing on form and structure. Students become botanically literate, able to explain basic concepts including the form and function of roots, shoots, stems, and leaves, how a plant cell is structured, & the various ways plants reproduce, grow and develop.
**Please note that our Introduction to Plant Science classes will all be online in fall 2020. Instructors are expected to engage students in at-home labs to facilitate learning.
- Develop and modify curriculum for the 16-hour Introduction to Plant Science course based on the current curriculum in coordination with NYBG’s Horticulture Program Coordinator.
- Teach the 16-hour course 1-2 times per semester.
- Maintain strong communication with NYBG administration & students.
- Master the use of Zoom in order to teach online.
- Use an online portal to take attendance and enter grades.
- 2-3 years of experience in a plant-related job or education program is required
- A strong understanding of botany is required.
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are required.
- Strong customer service experience are required.
- Teaching experience is preferred.
- Comfort with basic classroom technology is preferred.
Qualified candidates should email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com
New York Botanical Garden’s Adult Education