Utah – Youth Gardens Project hiring Education Coordinator

Utah – Youth Garden Project – Education Coordinator VISTA
 
Position Overview: 
Under the direction of the Youth Programs Director, the Education Coordinator will collaborate with all YGP staff, community partners, and schools to help build the capacity of our youth programs. We are looking for an individual who is flexible, collaborative, able to work independently, exhibits strong leadership, and is enthusiastic about using the profound process of growing food as a classroom to teach academic and life lessons to youth of all ages and backgrounds.
Term of Service Dates: August 19th, 2018-August 30th 2019
 
Benefits:
  • VISTA members are expected to work 40 hours per week across two sites: Grand County High School and Youth Garden Project
  • End of service award ($5,920 education award voucher or approximately $1,800 cash stipend)
  • Living allowance ($472.22/every other week)
  • Healthcare allowance/ Child care (if applicable)
  • Relocation/settling in allowance
  • Non-competitive eligibility status for federal jobs (ie for 1 year after service VISTAs can be non-competitively selected for federal jobs, like those with the Park Service, BLM, or other agencies.  Applicants do not have to compete, and the hiring process can be much easier!)
  • VISTA members will be certified in CPR and First Aid; certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified
  • For more info visit: https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service
 
Required Skills and Experience:
  • Candidate must have experience working directly with youth in school/school-garden settings, designing curriculum, and/or  working in non-traditional education spaces
  • Graduate of an accredited university or college
  • Strengths in time management, prioritizing/prioritization, delegating tasks, and multi-tasking
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills with external and internal audiences across all populations
  • Highly organized through prep and execution of programs including data collection,  participation tracking, and evaluation
  • Record of sound job performance and project management based on results
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks, and G-Suite
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Education Coordinator is responsible for the assessment, planning, development, organizing, and leading of youth program activities in the following areas:
Garden Ambassador Job Training Program
  • Continue development of the overall structure of the pilot program
  • Help recruit applicants and conduct interviews
  • Co-train, manage, and mentor participants
Grand County High School Programs 
  • Design and implement internship program through the Career Technical Education (CTE) program
  • Develop curriculum for Food Sciences and/or Agriculture classes
  • Work with SPED teacher(s) to create and facilitate lesson plans
8th Grade Environmental Science Elective Class 
  • Collaborate with teacher(s) about objectives and content of the class
  • Write lesson plans and teach the fall and spring courses
 
Afterschool Programs
  • Create and lead workshops with Grand County Middle School BEACON Afterschool Program
  • Co-facilitate and plan for the winter Garden Thyme after school program
  • Build capacity around and enhance Tea Time
Garden Classroom Field Trips
  • Organize and update materials
  • Update or develop new Garden Classroom Curriculum based on teacher, intern, or Youth Programs Director feedback and/or change in State Standards.
General Organizational Capacity Building 
  • Develop new teen programs (beyond those listed above) by assessing community/school needs, identifying potential areas of growth, and conducting research
  • Build relationships with the schools and their teachers, and families of program attendees
  • Inventory and acquire supplies for the infrastructure of the youth programs
  • Track numbers for grant writing purposes
  • Assist with grant-writing and fundraising beyond normal work hours
  • VISTA members will be certified in CPR and First Aid; certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified
  • VISTA members are expected to work 40 hours per week
TO APPLY: 
Please e-mail a brief cover letter and an attached resume with three professional references to Youth Programs Director, Julie Zender, julie@youthgardenproject.org. Applicants are also required to apply through Americorps VISTA website: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=81077&fromSearch=true.
Open until filled.
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Utah – Youth Garden Project hiring Community Programs Coordinator

Utah – Youth Garden Project – Community Programs Coordinator VISTA

Position Details and Benefits
Under the direction of the Operations and Development Director, the Community Programs Coordinator VISTA will work directly with YGP’s many community-based programs and events. We are looking for an individual who is flexible, collaborative, able to work independently, exhibits strong leadership, and is enthusiastic about using the profound process of growing food as a healthy space for all members of the community to learn and grow. Please e-mail a brief cover letter and an attached resume with three professional references to Operations and Development Director, Kate Niederehe, kate@youthgardenproject.org. Applicants also required to apply through Americorps VISTA website: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=81299&fromSearch=true. Open until filled.
Term of Service Dates: August 19th, 2018-August 30th 2019
Benefits:
  • VISTA members are expected to work 40 hours per week
  • End of service award ($5,920 education award voucher or approximately $1,800 cash stipend)
  • Living allowance ($472.22/every other week)
  • Healthcare allowance/ Child care (if applicable)
  • Relocation/settling in allowance
  • Non-competitive eligibility status for federal jobs (ie for 1 year after service VISTAs can be non-competitively selected for federal jobs, like those with the Park Service, BLM, or other agencies.  Applicants do not have to compete, and the hiring process can be much easier!)
  • VISTA members will be certified in CPR and First Aid; certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified
  • For more info visit https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service
 
Required Skills and Experience
  • Candidate must have experience in volunteer management, non-profit administration, and/or community development
  • Graduate of an accredited university or college
  • Strengths in time management, prioritizing/prioritization, delegating tasks, and multi-tasking
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills with external and internal audiences across all populations
  • Highly organized through prep and execution of programs including data collection,  participation tracking, and evaluation
  • Record of sound job performance and project management based on results
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks and G-Suite
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Community Programs Management 
Manages the following YGP community programs and events including managing supplies, recruiting volunteers/participants, scheduling with staff, marketing and public relations, and evaluating program inputs/outputs:
  • Weed N Feed & Volunteer Program
  • Rentals & Farm Stand Pilot
  • Year-round Workshops
  • Various alumni, coalition, and community events
Public Program Development & General Organizational Capacity Building
  • Design and implement new visible and inclusive educational resources for all ages and populations in the region
  • Assist in developing new partnerships and coalitions in the community to support existing and future programs and events
  • Assist with ongoing outreach to the community and YGP stakeholders (volunteers, partners, sponsors, alumni, etc.)
  • Assist in developing YGP’s CRM database, re-branding, and public image campaign
  • Assist with grant-writing and fundraising events – occasionally beyond normal work hours 

Salt Lake City, Utah

NOVEMBER 1, 2017

Greenhouse/Farm Assistant

Job Posting:    Greenhouse/Farm Assistant for Frog Bench Farms

Hours:             Monday – Friday @ 4 hrs. per day, year round work, two year commitment.

OR

Friday – Tuesday @ 4 hrs. per day, year round work, two year commitment.

Wages:            Commensurate with experience

Frog Bench Farms (FBF) is an organic Urban Farm located at the bottom of the Wasatch foothills in Salt Lake City growing 1.5 acres of high quality organic veggies, herbs, fruits, nuts and edible flowers since 2012.  The greenhouse is 2875 square feet of raised planters and racks.  If possible all plants are started from seed.  The greenhouse and farm are on automated irrigation systems.  Cold frames, low/high hoop houses are used to extend seasons.  Sales are primarily to local restaurants, caterers and food trucks.  There are chickens in need of egg collection, petting, coop clean out, food and water.  We do most work by hand but do have an electric tractor and motorized ATV we use when needed.

Typical week would be:

Monday through Friday with a minimum of 3 hours per day in the morning.

Monday:                                  discussing greenhouse/farm projects for the week, starting harvest for Tuesday delivery

Tuesday:                                 harvesting, washing, packaging, clean-up done in the morning

Wednesday – Friday:              weeding, pruning, projects, plant, soil maintenance, seeding and cleaning.

Applicant must have the ability to:

  • Follow directions and comply with all BMP (Best Management Practices)
  • A proactive self-starter
  • Use a shovel, rake or cultivator or other typical farming tools
  • Water crops, test and repair irrigation lines
  • Must have current, valid driver’s license

Typical Physical Demands:

  • This position requires typical physical demands for farm labor, such as walking, standing, reaching, stooping, squatting, lifting up to 50 lbs and working indoors and outdoors in cold, hot or wet conditions on uneven surfaces.

Typical Working Conditions:

  • Assistant will work on a farm and greenhouse in an urban setting, helping to complete all tasks, and reporting to the Greenhouse/Farm Assistant Manager and the Manager. Will enthusiastically develop competency in and complete all tasks established by the Greenhouse/Farm Manager and Assistant Manager to effectively and efficiently grow quality organic produce for sale.  Will assist Greenhouse/Farm Manager in inventory and ordering process as needed.  Assist Greenhouse/Farm Manager with administrative tasks such as crop records, recording, and production.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be receptive to learning new methods of farming/gardening and sharing existing knowledge of farming/gardening
  • Mop floors, clean windows, wipe down tables, sinks and dust high surfaces
  • Care, cleaning, feeding and providing water to chickens
  • Maintain all farming related equipment, tools, and supplies, including tractor and ATV
  • Assist others with various additional projects and work related errands as needed
  • Prepare each farm area for planting
  • Planting a variety of heirloom vegetables, herbs, and fruits following recognized organic growing practices
  • Assist with planting, maintaining, harvesting, washing and storing produce
  • Support the harvesting of all farm and greenhouse areas following sustainable harvesting practices
  • Taking stewardship of the land, plants and environment by making a commitment to the sustainability and well-being of the project and the people involved
  • Notify Manager of irrigation system issues for farm and greenhouse
  • Support production planning and scheduling for all areas of farm and greenhouse
  • Assess farm and greenhouse growing conditions
  • Develop and discuss alternative and innovative strategies for farm planting and maintenance which applies to intensive small-acreage farming

Health and Safety:

  • Ensure quality standards and health safety of all farm and greenhouse cultivation and harvesting practices, storage of chemicals, maintenance of farm
  • Accepting responsibility and personal ownership for actions, results and risks.
  • Keep accurate records of all matters relating to the operation of the greenhouse and farm including but not limited to:
    • IPM methods and implementation, seeding and harvesting schedule, planting history, management history, pest and disease history of each farm area, and harvesting history
  • Organize, train and supervise farm and greenhouse volunteers and interns to ensure that each farm area is effectively utilized and maintained throughout the year

Training:

  • Must have 2 years or more experience working in at least one of the following:
    • Greenhouse environment
    • growing organic herbs and vegetables
    • micro or petite greens
    • high yield organic gardening/farming
  • Knowledgeable of basic organic vegetable production including soil science, general nutrient need of different plant families, weed/pest management, planting procedures, row planting, harvest and post-harvest management.
  • Show proficiency in propagation, transplanting and pest/disease management.
  • Proficiency with a variety of farm equipment, machinery and hand tools required

Wages:

  • Hourly depending on experience and education

 

Please send a cover letter outlining direct experience with all aspects of the maintenance and harvest of vegetables and herbs along with resume.  Only those with one year or two full seasons experience need apply.

Send requested information to:  info@frogbenchfarms.com

Utah – Frog Bench Farms hiring Greenhouse/Farm Assistant

Salt Lake City, Utah

NOVEMBER 1, 2017

Greenhouse/Farm Part Time Assistant

Job Posting:  Greenhouse/Farm Assistant for Frog Bench Farms

Hours:            Monday, Tuesday and Thursday @ 4 hrs. per day, year round work, one year commitment.

Wages:           Commensurate with experience

Frog Bench Farms (FBF) is an organic Urban Farm located at the bottom of the Wasatch foothills in Salt Lake City growing 1.5 acres of high quality organic veggies, herbs, fruits, nuts and edible flowers since 2012.  The greenhouse is 2875 square feet of raised planters and racks.  If possible all plants are started from seed.  The greenhouse and farm are on automated irrigation systems.  Cold frames, low/high hoop houses are used to extend seasons.  Sales are primarily to local restaurants, caterers and food trucks.  There are chickens in need of egg collection, petting, coop clean out, food and water.  We do most work by hand but do have an electric tractor and motorized ATV we use when needed.

Typical week would be:

Monday through Friday with a minimum of 3 hours per day in the morning.

Monday-Tuesday:                 harvesting, washing, packaging, clean-up done in the morning

Thursday:                              kitchen/greenhouse clean-up, weeding, pruning and projects.

Applicant must have the ability to:

  • Follow directions and comply with all BMP (Best Management Practices)
  • A proactive self-starter
  • Use a shovel, rake or cultivator or other typical farming tools
  • Water crops and test irrigation
  • Must have current, valid driver’s license

Typical Physical Demands:

  • This position requires typical physical demands for farm labor, such as walking, standing, reaching, stooping, squatting, lifting up to 50 lbs and working indoors and outdoors in cold, hot or wet conditions on uneven surfaces.

Typical Working Conditions:

  • Assistant will work on a farm and greenhouse in an urban setting, helping to complete all tasks, and reporting to the Greenhouse/Farm Assistant Manager and the Manager. Will enthusiastically develop competency in and complete all tasks established by the Greenhouse/Farm Manager and Assistant Manager to effectively and efficiently grow quality organic produce for sale.  Will assist Greenhouse/Farm Manager in inventory and ordering process as needed.  Assist Greenhouse/Farm Manager with administrative tasks such as crop records, recording, and production.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be receptive to learning new methods of farming/gardening and sharing existing knowledge of farming/gardening
  • Mop floors, clean windows, wipe down tables, sinks and dust high surfaces
  • Care, cleaning, feeding and providing water to chickens
  • Maintain all farming related equipment, tools, and supplies, including tractor and ATV
  • Assist others with various additional projects and work related errands as needed
  • Prepare each farm area for planting
  • Planting a variety of heirloom vegetables, herbs, and fruits following recognized organic growing practices
  • Assist with planting, maintaining, harvesting, washing and storing produce
  • Support the harvesting of all farm and greenhouse areas following sustainable harvesting practices
  • Taking stewardship of the land, plants and environment by making a commitment to the sustainability and well-being of the project and the people involved
  • Notify Manager of irrigation system issues for farm and greenhouse
  • Support production planning and scheduling for all areas of farm and greenhouse
  • Assess farm and greenhouse growing conditions
  • Develop and discuss alternative and innovative strategies for farm planting and maintenance which applies to intensive small-acreage farming

Health and Safety:

  • Ensure quality standards and health safety of all farm and greenhouse cultivation and harvesting practices, storage of chemicals, maintenance of farm
  • Accepting responsibility and personal ownership for actions, results and risks.
  • Keep accurate records of all matters relating to the operation of the greenhouse and farm including but not limited to:
    • IPM methods and implementation, seeding and harvesting schedule, planting history, management history, pest and disease history of each farm area, and harvesting history

Training:

  • Must have 1 year or more experience working in at least one of the following:
    • Greenhouse environment
    • growing organic herbs and vegetables
    • micro or petite greens
    • high yield organic gardening/farming
  • Knowledgeable of basic organic vegetable production including soil science, general nutrient need of different plant families, weed/pest management, planting procedures, row planting, harvest and post-harvest management.
  • Show proficiency in propagation, transplanting and pest/disease management.
  • Proficiency with a variety of farm equipment, machinery and hand tools required

Wages:

  • Hourly depending on experience and education

 

Please send a cover letter outlining direct experience with all aspects of the maintenance and harvest of vegetables and herbs along with resume.  Only those with one year or two full seasons experience need apply.

Send requested information to:  info@frogbenchfarms.com

Utah – Youth Garden Project hiring Interns

Moab, Utah

Internship Opportunities Available at the Youth Garden Project

YOUTH PROGRAMS INSTRUCTOR

SPRING & SUMMER SESSION

Internship Dates: February 28th, 2018 —August 17th, 2018

Number of Positions: 2

Minimum Age Requirement: 21
Application Deadline: open until filled

Internship Description:

The Youth Garden Project (YGP) is a non-profit organization in Moab, UT with the mission of cultivating healthy children, families, and community through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table.

 We are looking for an individual that is interested in working as an educator in a hands-on, outdoor setting within a variety of educational programs. In the spring, we have an After-School Program, Garden Classroom Field Trips, 8th grade Environmental Science Elective class that visits weekly, and a weeklong Spring Break Camp—all of which will be taught primarily by two interns with aid from the Program Manager. During the summer, four interns facilitate our nine week Summer Camp designing and implementing the lesson plans for this program.

 Internship Details:

SPRING

  • Plan and lead activities for the After-School Program
  • Develop and facilitate garden-based activities for Spring Break Camp
  • Teach Garden Classroom Field Trips for grades Pre.K-6 using YGP’s curriculum. During a Garden Classroom, each intern will teach approximately 12 students (half of a class) for 90 minutes.
  • Co-facilitate any other field trips (Middle/High School Classes, etc.) either with another intern or the Program Manager
  • Interns may also have the opportunity to build on pre-existing curriculum or develop new curriculum

 SUMMER

  • Four interns will work as a cohesive team to run the nine week Summer Camp program
  • Interns will receive an in-depth training prior to leading the Summer Camp program; including behavior management techniques, discipline policies, and more
  • All interns will plan, organize, and lead the Summer Camp program with guidance and support from the Program Manager. Daily Summer Camp responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ensure overall smoothness of the Summer Camp day including safety of campers; enforce YGP discipline policies with campers; prepare materials for activities and snacks; manage groups of children while building relationships/rapport with them; teach two-three 45 minute activities per day with co-instructors; encourage campers to learn, have fun, and connect with the garden; communicate with parents/guardians regarding campers’ behavior, etc.
  • Each intern will play a role in the instruction and development of Summer Camp weeks. This includes, but is not limited to: creating experiential, fun, and educational activities related to each Summer Camp theme; submitting detailed lesson plans beforehand—planning time will be provided in the spring; sharing and coaching co-instructors in regards to your activities; providing positive and constructive feedback to co-workers

OTHER

  • Interns should expect to work 35 hours per week on average during the spring (schedule varies) and 45 hours per week on average during the summer (M-F, 8am-5pm)
  • Interns should expect to be outside the majority of the day
  • YGP is involved in a series of local community events and fundraisers that interns may be required to work or attend
  • Interns will be certified in CPR and First Aid; certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified
  • Interns are expected to be a positive and enthusiastic team member throughout the duration of the internship

 Educational Opportunities:

  • Gain experience teaching elementary-aged students • Build your teaching skill set by leading hands-on science lessons • Learn about how a garden can be used as a teaching tool • Make relationships with students, teachers, summer campers, and families • Write and implement creative lessons and activities • Have opportunities to connect children with gardens, food, and community • Community event/workshop involvement • And more!

 Skills Desired: applicants must be 21 or older.

Interns must be responsible and reliable; work well independently and in a team setting; show enthusiasm, and have an interest in experiential education. Intern should be a problem solver who is flexible and able to improvise. Intern must have an open mind and willingness to be involved with the Youth Garden Project beyond its programs and work either in the garden or at special events.

Compensation:

  • Each intern will receive a stipend of $400/month. First and last month’s stipend will be pro-rated based on days worked.
  • YGP will provide housing. Rooms will be shared with 1-2 roommates. Interns may move in the weekend before the internship begins, and move out by the Monday following the close of the internship. Any extended stay beyond these times must be approved by the Associate Director.
  • Interns will be provided with a small space at the house to garden for supplemental food supply and learning experience. YGP will provide seeds, plant starts, tools, irrigation, etc.
  • When YGP is in peak harvest season, the intern household will receive a box of produce each week.
  • Access to a variety of pro-deals through YGP

TO APPLY:  Please e-mail a brief cover letter and an attached resume with three professional references to Program Manager, Julie Zender, atjulie@youthgardenproject.org 

FULL SEASON FARM INTERNSHIP

Internship Dates: February 28, 2018 to November 16, 2018

Number of Open Positions: 1

App Deadline: Open until filled

Minimum Age Requirement: 21
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Utah – Green Urban Lunch Box hiring FruitShare Coordinator

Salt Lake City, Utah

Our Mission at the Green Urban Lunch Box (GULB) is to empower people to engage in local food production by using the resources available in their community. We do so by connecting people to a creative network of spaces and opportunities. GULB runs 4 main programs: FruitShare, Back-Farms, the Small Farm Initiative, and the Mobile Market.

The FruitShare program maintains and harvests the unused fruit trees along the Wasatch Front. In 2018, this program’s goal is to harvest harvested 90,000 pounds of fruit that would have otherwise gone to waste. The FruitShare Coordinator, with the support of GULB staff, americorps, interns and volunteers, works to improve efficiency, relationships, and statistics for this program each year. This is a full time, year round, salaried position.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide supervision, inspiration, and support to staff, americorps, interns and volunteers within this program

  • Hiring and training various positions

  • Communicate, educate, resolve conflicts, and deepen relationships with homeowners

  • Ensure all data collection is accurate, up to date and input into the system

  • Advertising, sales, oversight, and execution of tree care services and internally raised revenue

  • Arranging partnerships, payments/details (if necessary), and carrying out drop offs for excess fruit

  • Continual work with support team to increase sustainability, efficiency, and growth

  • Evaluate and troubleshoot on a regular basis

Seasonal Responsibilities:

  • January – March (~40 hrs/wk)

    • Pruning the trees and removing branches

    • Advertising/promoting, collecting/recording payments, tracking notes and records

  • April (~30 hrs/wk)

    • Brewing and spraying compost tea

    • Advertising/promoting, collecting/recording payments, tracking notes and records

    • Thinning apricots

  • May- June (~50 hrs/wk)

    • Thinning apricots, peaches, nectarines, apples and pears

    • Data collection and input

    • Training new staff, americorps, and volunteers

    • Preparation for harvest season

  • June-October (~50 hrs/wk – ~40 hrs/wk)

    • Scout/Harvest

    • Training team on harvest protocol

    • Data collection and input

  • November – December (~20 hrs/wk – ~10 hrs/wk)

    • Reflect, evaluate, and prepare for the upcoming season

    • Assist Executive and Development Director in locating and applying for upcoming grants

Qualifications:

The FruitShare Coordinator will be committed to the Green Urban Lunch Box’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership and relationship management experience.

  • 2 years experience in nonprofits, urban agriculture, or related field

  • Strong marketing, public relations and conflict resolution experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient computer skills

    • (Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Calendar are a must, Salesforce and other web based apps are a huge plus)

  • Motivated self starter who will work collaboratively with a team

  • Willing to work outside in ALL weather conditions (while motivating others to do so as well)

  • Valid Drivers License

  • Ability to lift and carry 50+ pounds, bend over, and climb trees/ladders regularly

Please email Shawn@gulb.org to apply

Utah – Youth Garden Project hiring Garden Educator Interns

Moab, Utah

GARDEN EDUCATOR INTERNSHIP

SUMMER & FALL SESSION

 Internship Dates: May 22nd, 2017-November 17th, 2017 (start date is flexible)

Number of Positions: 1

Minimum Age Requirement: 21
Application Deadline: open until filled

Internship Description:

The Youth Garden Project (YGP) is a non-profit organization in Moab, UT with the mission of cultivating healthy children, families, and community through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table.

 We are looking for an individual that is interested in working as an educator with children in a hands-on, outdoor setting within a variety of educational programs. In the summer, four interns facilitate our nine week Summer Camp designing and implementing the lesson plans for this program. During the fall, we have two After-School Programs, Garden Classroom field trips, and some Middle and High School classes that do experiments; all of which will be taught primarily by two interns with aid from the Program Manager.

Internship Details:

SUMMER

  • Four interns will work as a cohesive team to run the nine week Summer Camp program.
  • Interns will receive an in-depth training prior to leading the Summer Camp program; including behavior management techniques, discipline policies, and more.
  • All interns will plan, organize, and lead the Summer Camp program with guidance and support from the Program Manager. Daily Summer Camp responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ensure overall smoothness of the Summer Camp day including safety of campers; enforce YGP discipline policies with campers; prepare materials for activities and snacks; manage groups of children while building relationships/rapport with them; teach two-three 45 minute activities per day with co-instructors; encourage campers to learn and connect with the garden; communicate with parents/guardians regarding campers’ behavior, etc.
  • Each intern will play a role in the instruction and development of Summer Camp weeks. This includes, but is not limited to: creating experiential, fun, and educational activities related to each Summer Camp theme; submitting detailed lesson plans beforehand; sharing and coaching co-instructors in regards to your detailed plans; providing positive and constructive feedback to co-workers.

FALL

  • Interns plan and lead garden-based activities for two After-School Programs.
  • Interns will receive Garden Classroom training and be given time to prepare for teaching, ask questions, and review any details with the Program Manager.
  • Interns will teach grades K-6 in the garden using YGP’s curriculum; each lesson plan correlates with Utah Core Curriculum standards. During a Garden Classroom, each intern will teach approximately 13 students (half of a class) for 90 minutes.
  • Interns will co-facilitate any other field trips (Middle/High School Classes, etc.) either with the Program Manager or another intern.
  • Interns may have the opportunity to build on pre-existing curriculum or develop new curriculum for Garden Classrooms.

OTHER

  • Interns should expect to be outside the majority of the day.
  • Interns should expect to work 45 hours per week on average during the summer (M-F, 8am-5pm) and 35 hours per week on average during the fall. The fall schedule varies on a day to day basis.
  • YGP is involved in a series of local community events and fundraisers that interns may be required to work or attend.
  • Interns will be certified in CPR and First Aid (certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified).
  • Interns are expected to be a positive and enthusiastic team member throughout the duration of the internship.

Educational Opportunities: • Gain experience teaching elementary-aged students • Build experience teaching hands-on science • Learn about how a garden can be used as a teaching tool • Build relationships with students, teachers, summer campers, and families • Write and implement creative lessons and activities that connect kids to the garden• Have opportunities to connect children with gardens, food, and community • Community event involvement • And more!

Compensation:

  • Each intern will receive a stipend of $400/month. First and last month’s stipend will be pro-rated based on days worked.
  • The Youth Garden Project will provide housing. Interns may move in the weekend before the internship. begins, and move out by the Monday following the close of the internship. Any extended stay beyond these times must be approved by the Associate Director.
  • Interns will be provided with a small space to garden for supplemental food supply and learning. experience. YGP will provide seeds, plant starts, tools, irrigation, etc.
  • When YGP is in peak harvest season, the intern household will receive one CSA share of produce each week.
  • Access to a variety of pro-deals through YGP.

Skills Desired: applicants must be 21 or older.

Interns must be responsible and reliable; work well independently and in a team setting; show enthusiasm, and have an interest in experiential education. Intern should be a problem solver who is flexible and able to improvise. Intern must have an open mind and willingness to be involved with the Youth Garden Project beyond its programs and work either in the garden or at special events.

TO APPLY:

Please e-mail a brief cover letter and an attached resume with three professional references to Program Manager, Julie Zender, atjulie@youthgardenproject.org