This exciting opportunity provides teachers, as well as nature and history enthusiasts, with the ability to express their passion for knowledge in the form of tours and classes at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. This position guides groups of 15 or more students, seniors, or tourists through the beautiful 83-acre campus. The tours and classes offered vary based on the interests of the client. Within a two-hour period, the groups may wish to have a Gardens Tour, Garden & Gallery Tour, or Historic Tour; the client may also add a class to further enhance their experience.



  • must be energetic and enthusiastic
  • Teaching Certification highly recommended, but not a requirement
  • College Degree required
  • experience working with groups of children and adults
  • flexibility with schedule
  • ability to walk long distances
  • ability to lift and carry up to 15 lbs.


To Apply:

Please contact Beth Scannapieco, Development Associate & Education Coordinator, at [email protected] or 718-425-3511.






The Organics Recovery Coordinator is a full time position based out of SHCC and reports to the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden Project Manager. The person in this position is primarily responsible for accepting and processing food waste in diverse SI neighborhoods. This person will also help conduct outreach in the target neighborhoods to glean participation in the drop-off program.


  • Establish varied food-scrap drop-off of opportunities for SI neighborhoods not served by existing NYC composting programs (varied meaning different days, time frames and locations. )
  • Utilize NYC Compost Project branded materials (table skirt, feather banner, literature pieces, etc) at all food scrap drop-off sites.
  • Accept food waste from NYC residents; act as an overall ambassador of the project to NYC residents.
  • Grow residential participation in the program through outreach activities and approved literature pieces, etc
  • Provide Project Manager with full information about food scrap drop-off sites (i.e. locations, staff managing, the number of persons who bring food scraps, total pounds of food scraps collected, etc.) for Monthly Reports.
  • Verify that all food scrap drop-off sites and events are listed correctly in all BWPRR promotional forums (BWPRR website, BWPRR Events Calendar, BWPRR Social Media posts, etc.).
  • Consult with BWPRR about any new drop-off sites and make sure information is recorded in monthly report and on BWPRR promotional pieces as needed.
  • Help process organics at Staten Island Community Compost sites.
  • Model best practices in urban composting operations so as to expand the quantity of NYC organics that can be processed locally and to produce high quality finished material.
  • Maintain NYC Compost’s Demonstration Site at SHCC to a level acceptable to that of a botanical garden. Duties include but not limited to weeding, mulching, pruning, mowing,debris removal or other garden-related maintenance responsibilities.
  • Assist with varied duties as able at SHCC’s Heritage Farm December through March.Duties may include propagating, maintaining seedlings and starts in poly house, and some outdoor farm work.
  • Additional duties as determined by the NYC Compost Project hosted by the SHCC CEO and by the BWPRR NYC Compost Project Program Manager.


  • Minimum one year of related work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (ideally, in a related field)
  • Experience with diverse computer applications (Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, Access, MS Outlook)


  • Strong interpersonal skills. Able to work with the public, alone, and in a team
  • Valid NYS driver’s license
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and to perform physically strenuous tasks
  • Ability to network with a wide range of persons in a variety of settings (office environs,botanic gardens, schools, community gardens, etc.)
  • Knowledge and commitment to composting
  • Bi-lingual preferred but not required
  • Weekend and evening hours as needed
  • Local travel required


The qualified candidate for this position will bring a mix of the energy, adaptability, judgment, coaching and communication, sense of humor, and “roll up the sleeves attitude” towards their work.Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] No phone calls please.Competitive salary with benefits. SHCC is an equal opportunity employer.

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