Apple Seeds hiring Program Director

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Apple Seeds Program Director

Part Time Position

The Apple Seeds Program Director oversees all aspects of educational programs. This person will oversee existing programs and the staff that manages these programs. This person will develop and implement innovative educational programming, including workshops, field trips, and camps. Primary responsibilities include developing material for school garden workshops, field trips, and camps, coordinating outreach and providing instruction, as needed. The Program Director will oversee program staff and assist in the hiring process.

Program Development—Garden Workshops, Field Trips & Camps

• Develop program content and supporting materials

• Recruit experts to assist in components

• Oversee application process and acceptance criteria

• Contact schools and develop relationships

• Collaborate with teacher/board member to develop and continuously improve lesson plans

• Follow up with attendees for feedback

• Lead the program

• Coordinate with farm manager for growing crops in conjunction with needs for field trips and school markets


School Garden Program

• Supervise and train new school garden coordinator and other staff for school gardens

• Oversee updates and improvements to school garden manuals/materials

• Oversee documentation of students’ projects through photographs and transcriptions

• Send invoices to school PTO


School Garden Markets

• Supervise and train farm program coordinator and other staff for school garden markets

• Oversee management of garden markets, including garden leader training, market set-up, harvest and delivery of produce, and documentation

• Assist in first market

• Follow up with garden leaders for feedback

Communication and Outreach

• Promote and coordinate workshops, field trips, and camps

• Correspond with educators about workshops

• Oversee Facebook communications, working closely with staff to promote programs, events and fundraising

• Oversee photography at different event settings (school garden, farm, workshops, markets, etc)

• Participate in promotional events, as needed



• Oversee utilization of an outdoor kitchen/classroom, working closely with Vista service members in its maintenance

• Weekly Apple Seeds meeting with full team

• Compose short articles for newsletter

• Report directly to Executive Director



• Knowledge and skills in organic gardening

• Knowledge and experience in school gardens and education

• Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations including youth and adults

• Strong project management skills

• High degree of organization and able to manage multiple responsibilities

• Ability to work independently and be flexible

• Proficient in word, excel, and power point

• Excellent rapport with children and interpersonal skills

• Highly creative with a flexible approach to teaching

Interested program directors should email a letter of interest, resume, and references to Please no calls.


About Apple Seeds

Apple Seeds is a non-profit that has been serving Northwest Arkansas for nearly ten years. Apple Seeds provides a variety of programs, including gardening clubs, healthy cooking classes, field trips to farms and farmers markets, and school garden farmers markets. Apple Seeds’ mission is to inspire healthy living through garden-based education. Thanks in large part to its Farm to School partnership with the Fayetteville Public Schools Apple Seeds will have reached nearly 6,000 students by the end of 2014. For more information visit