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Title Part-Time Instructors
Categories Community, Culture, Education
Salary Part-Time
Location Flushing NY
Job Information

Part-Time Instructors 

botanical-logoQueens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship. The Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is a private non-profit cultural institution located on 39 acres of New York City public land in Flushing, New York. The Garden serves nearly 200,000 visitors each year; a visitor survey reveals that 75% of all visitors speak a language other than English at home. This astounding fact underscores the importance of the Garden’s mission and the challenges and opportunities it faces daily in creating programs, exhibits and landscapes that serve the needs of one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation. The Garden has committed itself to addressing the complex and ever changing needs of its diverse community and to being the place where people, plants and cultures meet.

 

The Education Department of Queens Botanical Garden offers public events, school workshops and teacher training programs throughout the year expressing QBG’s mission of cultural connection to plants and ecological sustainability.

Part Time Instructors are sought for opportunities to teach classes, provide programs and offer tours. Instructors are being engaged to fulfill educational opportunities both at the Queens Botanical Garden and at other locations.

He/She is responsible for all aspects of the program—from preparing materials to teaching the class to breaking down after the class. This position is subject to seasonal changes in volume of workshops.

 

Examples of opportunities are as follows:

  • On-site environmental workshops & tours for various groups
  • Off-site programs in schools or at other community facilities
  • On-site green building and landscape tours
  • Off-site programs for children, families, clubs, etc. at neighborhood festivals, street fairs, holiday events, etc.
  • On-site weekend programs and workshops
  • Special events such as Arbor Fest and Harvest Fest
  • Teacher training classes
  • ‘How to Garden’ classes

 

Requirements: 

– Bachelor’s degree in education, science or a related field. Master’s a plus

– Two years related experience

– Must have knowledge of botany, environmental studies, ethnobotany or life sciences

– Experience and sensitivity working with varied populations

– Must be able to work with large groups of children and adults in an outdoor setting

– Outgoing personality and enthusiastic attitude

– Excellent communication and organizational abilities

– Flexible hours, including weekend and evening availability

 

We seek candidates with strengths in one or more of various specialties including the following: 

– Green infrastructure and sustainable landscaping knowledge

– Science practices, including general science content and controlled experiments

– Gardening knowledge

– Awareness of local environmental issues

Driver’s license, a plus. Department of Education fingerprinting, a plus.

 

To apply, please put “Part Time Instructor” in the subject line and email resume and cover letter to ggurman@queensbotanical.org . No calls please.

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Title Education Administrator
Categories Administration, Communications, Community, Culture, Education
Location Flushing NY
Job Information

Education Administrator Position

Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA), located at the historic Flushing Town Hall in Queens, NY seeks a part-time (3 days) Education Administrator to assist with the general operations of the department. Reporting directly to the Director of Education & Public Programs, s/he will maintain payment records with schools, track budgets, and help coordinate school & family programming.

 Process and maintain records of payments for school programs and payment of teaching artists

 Track and manage budgets for all school programs, including: school shows & residencies

 Assist with logistics for school residencies, school shows and family programs

 Assist with the monthly e-newsletter, professional development workshops and other tasks as needed

 Attend PTA meetings, conferences, workshops, and fairs as needed on behalf of FCCA Education

 Stay informed with new policies in the arts and education

 Bachelor’s Degree in arts education, or related field, Master’s a plus

 Minimum 1 year of relevant experience in the field of arts education and administration

 Familiar with the payment system through the DOE

 Knowledge of education learning standards (NYC Blueprint, Common Core, National Standards)

 Comfortable interacting with teachers, school administrators, and teaching artists

 Strong organizational skills

 Ability to juggle multiple projects at the same time

 Proficiency of Microsoft Office (Excel–a must)

 Multilingual skills a plus (Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, etc.)

 Passionate about Arts Education

 Cover letter that outlines how your background and expertise will fit in with our programs

 Contact information and relationship for 3 references

For consideration, please submit materials to Gabrielle Hamilton, Director of Education & Public Programs, via email at ghamilton@flushingtownhall.org with “Education Administrator” in the subject line. No phone call or mail submissions. FCCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA):

FCCA was founded in 1979 to present diverse arts from all over the world, to contribute to the revitalization of Flushing, Queens, and to foster an intercultural exchange through the arts.  In the 1990s FCCA acquired and renovated historic Flushing Town Hall (1862 Historic Landmark) on behalf of NYC, and operates the building as a thriving multi-disciplinary arts center, presenting music, dance, theater, visual arts and film.  FCCA is a member of NYC’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), and a Smithsonian Affiliate.  For more information, please visit:  www.flushingtownhall.org/

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