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Seasonal Children's Garden Program Assistant

Make $17 an hour while working part-time at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden for the summer!
12 Mar 2024

Position Description: Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Children’s Education programs are world-renowned for teaching hands-on gardening and plant science to children and teens. In the summer, the Children’s Garden (CG) hosts programming for children aged 4–13. Children have their own group plots, grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs, do nature activities, and make recipes with garden produce. All Children’s Garden program assistants must participate in an intensive three-week paid orientation and lesson plan development program in June prior to teaching apprentices.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the facilitation of CG summer program, including program prep, co-facilitating classes alongside CG Fellows and apprentices, and clean-up.
  • Organize and maintain the cleanliness of the CG house during programs. 
  • Assist with the maintenance and care of the Children’s Garden plots. 
  • Complete basic horticultural tasks such as weeding, watering, harvesting, mulching, and more. 
  • Model professional behavior to the children and apprentices in the Children’s Garden. 


  • College-level studies and a demonstrated interest in education, environmental and biological sciences, youth development, or urban agriculture
  • Must be a former member in good standing of the Garden Apprentice Program
  • Experience and comfort working with youth and staff from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong research and presentation skills



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