Fields: sustainability, agriculture, health, youth, education
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
About the Organization: GrowNYC is the sustainability resource for New Yorkers: providing free tools and services anyone can use in order to improve our City and environment.Our mission is to improve New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.
The Governors Island Teaching Garden is a 21,000-square foot urban farm that aims to engage, excite, and educate New York City public school students and the public in all aspects of urban farming, environmental sustainability, green infrastructure, and healthy eating. Through developmentally appropriate, experiential and educational programming, students and the public participate in activities such as planting, watering, weeding, mulching, harvesting, and cooking.
About the Position: GrowNYC is seeking an enthusiastic individual with an interest in garden-based environmental education to help facilitate programming and logistics at the Teaching Garden for the public on weekends during the remainder of the 2018 public season (May-October).
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Weekend Program Associate will be responsible for assisting with the delivery of the Teaching Garden’s weekend public programs, and the curricula and materials that support these.
Saturdays and Sundays from September 1st – October 28th. Hours are approximately 10:00am-5:00pm.
Special Requirements/Qualifications: Applicants should have an interest in urban agriculture and sustainability, environmental education, and be comfortable working outdoors in all conditions and with people of all ages and abilities. The successful candidate will be a capable self-starter, willing and excited to grow existing initiatives, develop new ideas, and expand the Teaching Garden’s public weekend offerings. Additional:
- Ability to commit for the duration for the 2018 season (September and October) required
- Knowledge of sustainable agriculture and urban sustainability
- Experience with and desire to work with diverse groups of New Yorkers
- Willingness to be in outdoor settings in hot/cold/rainy weather
- Ability to stand and walk for extended periods, and carry bulky and heavy items
- Some teaching and farming/gardening experience>
Estimated Salary: $16/hr and includes only statutory benefits
Deadline: September 15, 2018