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Seeking After-school Garden Instructors
(Part time; 5-20 hrs/week)

The Children’s Aid Society’s Go! Chefs program is seeking dynamic instructors
to lead after-school garden instructors for Staten Island and Washington Hgts.

Go!Healthy’s garden program enables children to experience plant-based foods
from seed to table. Every gardening lesson is hands-on, providing children
the opportunity to plant, tend and harvest food which is then used in cooking
classes to make delicious and healthful snacks and meals. The garden program
also integrates movement, inquiry-based science learning, arts and crafts,
reflection and journaling. This program is a complement to our Go!Chefs
program, our nutrition education and cooking curriculum for elementary, middle
and high school youth. Since 2005, Go!Chefs has introduced youth to the
pleasures of growing, preparing and enjoying “real food” that is both
nutritious and delicious – an essential step toward health and well-being. Our
core goals are for children to embrace fresh fruit and vegetables, increase
their food literacy, and build skills and self-sufficiency in the kitchen and
garden.

Garden teachers will work 2-4 days per week and must be available for training
at the end of February through the rest of the school year, with the potential
to continue on for our summer camp program.

Responsibilities include:
• Effectively implementing our curriculum, which includes gardening,
plant science, journaling, and tastings
• Collaborating creatively with Go!Chefs cooking teachers
• Communicating with site directors about program progress and needs
• Managing all aspects of garden maintenance, and
• Reporting to the Garden Coordinator

Candidate must be:

• A dynamic teacher with significant teaching experience with elementary
aged students and a solid knowledge of gardening and plant science
• Highly organized and able to work independently
• Energetic and self-motivated
• Extremely reliable
• Good communicator

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Garden Program Manager,
Kaitlin Dougherty at kdougherty@childrensaidsociety.org

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