Introduction to Plant Science Instructor
Start Date: fall
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.
- 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.
We are particularly looking for someone to teach evenings or weekends in our Midtown Education Center, located near Grand Central Terminal.
New York Botanical Garden
Contact Name: Lisa Whitmer