Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas!  All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and will be required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the U.S.

Current Openings (See full descriptions below):

  • Full-Time Green Revolution Youth Manager
  • Seasonal, Part-Time Field Study Trip Facilitator

Green Revolution Youth Manager, Full-Time

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a driven, innovative individual to lead the Green Revolution Program. The program serves middle and high school students through an environmental STEM lens.  This position applies vision-driven leadership across all functional areas for Green Revolution from strategic planning and execution, day-to-day operations, financial management, and building community partnerships. This position serves as a visionary to design, implement, and grow dynamic environmental STEM programming for BRIT/FWBG Education.

The Green Revolution Youth Manager will be responsible for:

  • Support the design, implementation and facilitation of E-STEM Education. This includes working collaboratively with support staff in the curriculum development and training of staff and volunteers for all education programs.
  • Provide leadership for developing and executing the Green Revolution program as a key program in the Youth Education initiatives for BRIT/FWBG education.
  • Direct the instruction of Green Revolution students.
  • Work with the VP of Education to develop, analyze, and facilitate Green Revolution facilitator professional development
  • Develop, monitor, and maintain program processes and procedures that adhere to BRIT policies and procedures
  • Work with Education and Advancement leadership to grow the program’s revenue stream
  • Oversee the assigned program budget for cost efficiency and work with the VP of Education to manage program budget.
  • Lead program assessment and tracking process for participants.
  • Work with Education Operations Manager to complete timely program reports and maintain an active volunteer community.
  • Work with the VP of Education to build and maintain relationships with existing and prospective stakeholders.
  • Work with the VP of Education in the establishment of short and long terms goals and objectives; including individual professional growth.
  • Conduct needs assessments and develop plans for the growth of program.

Other duties as needed to support the BRIT SEED School staff and programs.

Required Education and Experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of best and emerging practices in K-12 and informal science education including inquiry-based, outdoor and STEM
  • Bachelor’s degree in science education related subject; Environmental Science or Biology
  • A minimum of 5 years as a public-school K-12 science teacher or 5 years of equivalent work, preferably in the DFW area
  • Experience implementing experiential education and /or project-based learning strategies
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, promoting, implementing, and assessing programming for K-12 students that support the TEKS
  • Experience with instructional technology
  • Experience in authoring and maintaining digital presence
  • Demonstrated skills in operating within budget parameters

BRIT strives to maintain a positive working environment focused on growth and success of individuals, working together in a collaborative, professional manner, with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as a single document to: brithr@brit.org. Resumes will be considered until the position is filled. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Seasonal, Part-Time Field Study Trip Facilitator

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas seeks energetic, enthusiastic individuals to join the education team as facilitators of Field Study Trips for students from pre-k through 12th grade. This position delivers high quality educational experiences to learners through the use of nature-based, experiential activities. They have the opportunity to connect students to nature through hands-on learning with BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden as educational resources. Facilitators do not write or develop curriculum, they lead field trip groups and guide students through their activity rotations.

The Facilitator will be responsible for:

  • Assisting in the delivery of seasonal field study trips at BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanical Garden. These field trips take place both indoors and outdoors. 
  • Assisting in the set-up and tear down of field study trips and preparing materials for the program.
  • Communicate with teachers and chaperones to ensure the best field trip experience possible for the students. 
  • Studying field study trip content before the program in order to provide a high quality experience for participants.
  • Other duties as needed to support the BRIT SEED School staff and programs. 

Position Type, Expected Hours of Work:

  • Part-Time
  • Seasonal
  • Works for scheduled field study trip experiences (average 5-10 hours a week)
  • Hours for this position are from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years working with students in either an informal or formal setting

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • A degree in the following fields: Education or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math)
  • Basic technology skills

BRIT strives to maintain a positive working environment focused on growth and success of individuals, working together in a collaborative, professional manner, with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as a single document to: rlincoln@brit.org. Resumes will be considered until the position is filled. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.