Green City Growers has developed a comprehensive cross-curricular garden education program for school children grades K-12, adaptable for in-school, after school programs, and summer camp environments. Students work with our horticultural education specialists to learn everything they need to know about growing their own food, coupled with food systems, food justice and nutrition education.
Our education programs are growing and we are looking for a garden educator to join our team. This position will specialize in working with education programs, but the farmer should expect to work with a variety of client types and ages. This is a seasonal position starting immediately through early November 2017, with possible opportunities for part time off-season work. Salary is $15.00/hr to start.
- At least one season of previous farm or garden education experience
- Some general teaching experience
- Must be able to pass a CORI check
- Some administrative experience and comfort with technology/computers
- Detail oriented with a demonstrated commitment to high quality work
- Strong time management and organizational abilities, with the ability to work in a very fast-paced environment
- Excellent communication skills, positive attitude, and professional demeanor
- Flexible schedule – some weekend days may be required, occasionally days run long
- Willingness and ability to perform physically challenging work in all weather conditions
- A love of the outdoors, farming, working with students of all ages, and urban renewal!
* Your own reliable vehicle to use for work is strongly preferred! Farmers who use their own vehicles are reimbursed for mileage.
- Experience developing curriculum
- Experience working with seniors
- Experience in cooking and nutrition
- Experience working in diverse urban communities
- Visit a variety of education programs and other clients’ gardens throughout the Greater Boston Area to plant, maintain, and harvest according to GCG’s horticultural practices. We use all organic management techniques, including OMRI approved pesticides and fungicides. Our staff tend to raised bed vegetable gardens, in-ground gardens, indoor grow systems, rooftop farms, orchards, chicken coops, and more!
- Lead one-on-one and group garden education programs for adults and children at residential, school, after school, summer camp, corporate wellness, and eldercare sites
- Implement and modify programs to appropriate age levels (lesson plans, activities, and projects)
- Management of interns, crew members, and volunteer groups may occasionally be required
- Prepare for and document daily work in our online systems, including Google Calendar, Google Forms, and Insightly
- Attend regular weekly meetings with the horticultural staff to discuss problems/solutions, methods and materials.
- Attend regular weekly meetings with the educational staff to discuss problems/solutions, teaching methods and behavioral management, and curriculum. Communicate regularly with the Director of Education to ensure garden quality, program success, and efficient scheduling
- Other tasks may include assisting with GCG’s onsite research and development garden, maintaining and starting seedlings, keeping the office and start area clean and organized, educational curriculum development, and horticultural research and recordkeeping projects.
To apply, please attach a resume and send a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining your experience and desire to be part of our team. Please no calls or emails other than to this address.