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New York Botanical Garden Continuing Education Instructor in Bronx, New York

The New York Botanical Garden’s Continuing Education Department seeks knowledgeable, enthusiastic instructors to teach in the largest, most diverse education program of any botanical garden in the world. We offer more than 700 classes, workshops, and lectures each year in our facilities, as well as online, in the following areas: Botany, Floral Design, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Seasonal, Therapeutic Horticulture, and Urban Naturalist.

Additionally, this position supports, through actions and conduct, NYBG’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility initiatives and helps to build and maintain an inclusive organization culture throughout the institution.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and/or modify existing curriculum in coordination with NYBG’s Program Coordinators, Program Manager, and Director of Continuing Education

  • Teach 1-2 courses (in-person and online) per session or more, as available

  • Identify any necessary materials and work with NYBG administration to procure them, staying within budget and submitting receipts as needed

  • Design appropriate assessments and give feedback to evaluate student learning when appropriate

  • Maintain clear communication with NYBG administration & students

  • Use NYBG-approved software (online portal, Zoom, Canvas) to take attendance and enter grades


  • 3-5 years of professional experience in the area of expertise is required

  • A strong understanding of the content area is required

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required

  • Teaching experience is preferred

  • Comfort with basic classroom technology is preferred

    Salary within the following range: $49-$57 hourly.

If you require an accommodation for any part of the application process, please notify the Human Resources department at

If you are interested in applying for a position at the New York Botanical Garden, please go to to submit your application.

EOE/BIPOC/F/Persons with disabilities/Veterans