Sprout Farms is Hiring a Part-Time Urban Agriculture Educator

Sprout Part-Time Urban Agriculture Educator

About Sprout

Sprout builds and cultivates gardens with students across Brooklyn and Manhattan, empowering young folks to become agents of change in the local food and zero waste movements. We strive to help students develop nourishing eating habits while establishing a sense of care for the urban landscape by building multi-layered green infrastructure. Sprout is dedicated to fostering partnerships with public schools and community organizations in order to restore the urban foodshed and provide opportunities for students to engage in impactful multi-disciplinary learning environments. Learn more at sproutfarms.org

Position Details

This position involves working outdoors with Sprout’s Program Manager to design and implement programming in school gardens in Bushwick & Fort Greene, Brooklyn and East Harlem, Manhattan. This is a part-time, seasonal position late September and late November 2016, with the possibility of future seasonal employment.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in creating STEAM-based curriculum that encourages inquiry based learning and transverses disciplines of ecology, biology, arts & history

  • Author blog posts based on research topics and program initiatives

  • Lead school garden programming on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am – 1:00pm in East Harlem

  • Maintain partner gardens and develop programs with students in Bushwick & Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Qualifications & Experience

  • Strong leadership and organizational skills, with the ability to conduct programs in a vibrant, active setting

  • Passion for food and cultivating wellness

  • Experience or training in sustainable agriculture or food gardening

  • Prior work as an early childhood educator or facilitator

  • Commitment to social justice and desire to cultivate a safe space for students of all race, class and gender identities

  • Practice of or willingness to learn about inquiry-based learning and alternative education

  • Inclination towards collaboration, with the ability to work efficiently and independently

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs

Compensation

15 hours per week, $20/hr

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to: marisa@sproutfarms.org
Sprout PartTime UrbanAgricultureEducator.pdf

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