Employment Opportunities

Certified Children’s Educators (Part Time) for Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens, Inc. (FBBG)

Hales Corners, WI

FBBG is an independent, self-funded, non-profit organization working to preserve and sustain County owned Boerner, since 1984. Outcomes driven student educational initiatives are the centerpiece of our mission.

Job Title:             Children’s Educator

Reports To:         FBBG Education Manager

Hours:                  Part time – up to 10 hours per week

Pay:                      Hourly – paid per class taught

Teaching positions are year-round.


  • Teach diverse student classes of various grade levels about plant and environmental science following FBBG curriculum and lessons.
  • Classes are taught in Boerner’s classrooms and in the gardens utilizing designated planting beds for student learning.
  • FBBG provides all lessons and materials.
  • Set up classroom/prepare class materials. Following class, clean up room.
  • Maintain classroom order for learning and student engagement.
  • Provide an interactive learning environment in classroom and in nature.
  • Ability and expectation to work and provide instruction in all weather conditions, as classes frequently occur outdoors in the gardens.

FBBG maintains cold weather clothing on hand for students in need.

Position Requirements:

  • WI teacher certification required (experience in plant/earth science preferred).
  • Ability to effectively & productively manage students for substantive learning.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule Monday through Friday.
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Office & PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be team oriented.
  • Professional demeanor and appearance.

TO APPLY:  Please send cover letter & resume to jdee@fbbg.org

Thank you for your interest in the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens, Inc.