Position Title: Farm-Based Education: Green Power Summer Intern
Supervisor/Reports to: Education Director
Founded in 1980, Land’s Sake is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to responsible stewardship of suburban farmland and forests. By combining ecologically
sound land management with experiential farm-based education, we provide a powerful model of how public open space can be effectively used and enjoyed by
the community. We operate three interdependent branches: (1) sustainable land management and open space preservation, (2) farm-based education, and (3)
a community farm. The education department serves our community through group/school programs, after school programs, adult education workshops and summer programs. Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all positions. To learn more about this unique nonprofit please visit: http://www.landssake.org.
The Green Power programs serves youth ages 13 – 17 and offers 7 independent weeks of full day sessions through the summer. This program is focused on learning about sustainable agriculture, food justice, and community through meaningful work. This work includes: planting, weeding and harvesting on our organic farm, leading farm tours, maintaining our education garden, providing community service, and cooking a community meal. In addition to being a great learning opportunity, Green Power teaches the value of meaningful work by paying participants a share of the profit generated at the farm stand and by gaining community service hours.
The Green Power Summer Intern’s primary goal is to assist in the delivery of high quality summer programs. With support from the Education Director and staff the Green Power Summer Intern will help implement the unique Green Power program. He or she will work collaboratively with other staff to effectively manage the inherent risks of working on a farm, empower participants to learn and work together, while teaching and adhering to current best management practices for sustainable food production. Collaboration and effective communication between the other branches of the organization are vital for this job; along with all staff, the Green Power Summer Intern will work diligently to carry out mission oriented goals and objectives.
● Assist the Green Power Leader in implementing mission-based curriculum
● Lead and work with participants ages 13-17 through in a variety of settings in work based educational activities including: farming, gardening, community service, cooking and caring for livestock
● Manage a group of up to 15 people safely around the farm
● Gather weekly feedback from participants
● Communicate with parents as needed
● Assist with the production of field and garden crops
● Teaching experience in a school, camp or other or non-traditional setting
● Farming and / or gardening experience
● Experience supervising youth
● Group leadership experience
● The ability to multi-task and work independently
● Must be physically able to work outdoors and willing to do so in bad weather if necessary
● Access to a car and valid driver’s license
● Must be able to pass CORI check
● Training: 8:00am – 4:30pm, July 1st – 3rd, 2013
● Programming: 8:00am-4:30pm, July 8th – August 23rd, 2013
● Cleanup & Debrief: 8:00am – 4:30pm, August 26th – 27th, 2013
● Organic produce and flowers grown on the farm (when available)
● The opportunity to work, learn, inspire and be inspired along side dedicated staff on a beautiful organic farm for a uniquely diverse local nonprofit!
● Ability to fulfill internship requirements if applicable
Please email a resume and cover letter, detailing how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity to Doug@landssake.org, Deadline: April 15th, 2013