The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is seeking highly motivated, energetic individuals to join our team at the Stellar Farmers Markets (SFM) program.
We are hiring SFM Educators (Nutrition Educators, Culinary Educators, and Bilingual Educators) to engage the public with free, bilingual nutrition workshops and cooking demonstrations at farmers markets in low-income communities throughout NYC from June-November.
Note: application is linked at the end of each job description.
The website link for all job postings is here: http://www.fphnyc.org/get-involved/joinourteam/
Please visit http://www.fphnyc.org/get-involved/joinourteam/ for full job descriptions and application form. Interested candidates should send a completed application and resume to the DOHMH Nutrition Education Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to apply is March 19th, 2018.
Edible Schoolyard NYC Spring Garden Volunteer Program
The Garden Volunteer Program is a weekly commitment that runs from the week of March 19th to the week of June 18th at P.S. 216 in Gravesend, Brooklyn. We ask volunteers to make sure they will attend at least 11 out of those 14 weeks. Working under the supervision of the Garden Managers, volunteers help with garden maintenance; cultivate food grown for programming; and model positive behavior in the teaching garden, a place of wonder and respect for the environment and the community. Volunteers have the opportunity to develop and share skills related to growing organic food in an urban environment, and will work alongside equally enthusiastic advocates of edible education. This is not a teaching position.
● Participating in composting, mulching, irrigation, planting, weeding, and other routine garden tasks;
● Assisting in maintenance of garden facilities and equipment;
● Harvesting in preparation for a weekly farmstand that takes place on Friday afternoons.
The Spring Garden Volunteer Program is a 3.5-month unpaid program, which takes place on Tuesdays from 10am to 2pm and Fridays from 10am to 2pm. Applicants can choose to commit to either or both days, based on availability and interest level. The program begins the week of March 19th and concludes the week of June 18th. There will be a volunteer appreciation event at the end of the program!
Interested applicants should send a resume with “Spring Garden Volunteer Program” in the subject line to email@example.com. Please specify if you’d like to volunteer on Tuesdays and/or Fridays and why you are interested in this opportunity. No experience necessary! Selected applicants must pass a background check and get fingerprinted. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.
The QUEENS COUNTY FARM MUSEUM: Now Hiring: 2018 Seasonal Market Position
The Queens Farm Agriculture Department is looking for a motivated, upbeat individual to join our team of farmers during our busiest season. This part-time position will run from May 3rd – November 11th, 2018. It is a versatile yet market-heavy position which calls for a friendly, positive attitude as well as quick action and attention to detail. The schedule is as follows:
Thursdays, 8am- 4pm: Field work
Friday, 8am – 4pm: Run our on-site farmstand
Saturdays & Sundays, 9:30am-5:30pm: Run our on-site Farmstand
– Exceptional communication skills
– Positive and patient attitude (even when swamped with customers)
– Excellent organizational skills
– Passion for local food and knowledge about produce
– Quick, basic math skills
– Attention to time and efficiency, especially during harvest and market prep
– Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
– Endurance (harvest days and long market days can be exhausting)
– Farmers’ Market, retail, and/or service industry experience
Hours & Compensation:
32 hours/week. Weekends required. $15/hour.
Please send cover letter and resume to our Director of Agriculture, Jen: firstname.lastname@example.org.