JOBS

Grow NYC: Part-time Compost Coordinators

FARMER Full Time Seasonal

Snug Harbor Cultural Center seeks a Full Time Seasonal Farmer to support the daily operations of our Heritage Farm.  Qualified candidates should have experience in small plot intensive urban agriculture or on a rural or peri-urban production farm. Candidates must have familiarity with organic practices of crop production and have the confidence to meet production targets. The Farmer will work closely with farm staff, apprentices and interns, and report directly to the Heritage Farm Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES
·         Assist Farm Manager in all aspects of propagation, direct seeding, and transplanting, cultivating, thinning, weeding, harvesting, processing, and post-harvest handling

·         Assist with apprentices,  interns, and volunteers

·         Assist Farm Manager with harvest assessment and restaurant list delivery

·         Assist with irrigation of the farm in early spring into early summer

·         Maintain quality control of all crops for different markets

·         Assist with weekly farm stand and pop-up farm stands as needed

·         Ability to perform various farm labor in an efficient and effective manner

·         Ability to lift 50 lbs.

·         Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions

·         Approach farming with a positive, “can do” attitude

QUALIFICATIONS
The qualified candidate for this position must have experience in:
•       Organic vegetable production growing for market, CSA, and/or restaurant

•       Greenhouse propagation and season extension

•       Small plot intensive gardening, crop rotation and inter-cropping

•       Soil fertility management and composting

•       Facilitating or instructing farm skills to youth apprentices and volunteers
Salary will be commensurate with experience.   This is a full time seasonal, hourly position.

All applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@snug-harbor.org <mailto:jobs@snug-harbor.org> with the subject line “[Your Name] – Farmer.”

 

 

 

Food Box Intern, Go!Healthy Eat Smart New York Program (Part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:In 2003, CAS launched a number of programs aimed at preventing and slowing the rates of childhood obesity in the communities we serve. The programs come together under the umbrella of Go!Healthy, a comprehensive obesity prevention and health promotion initiative that engages children from birth through adolescence, as well as parents and staff.

The Go!Healthy Eat Smart NY program is the newest addition to the CAS Go!Healthy portfolio of programs. It is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention program, which aims to improve eating habits and physical activity behaviors among the youth and families served by The Children’s Aid Society. The intervention includes behaviorally focused, evidenced-based nutrition education classes and food demonstrations with children and adults, the implementation of policy and environmental strategies to facilitate the adoption of healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors, and the use of social marketing and media.

We are seeking part-time food box interns (10-15 hrs/week) to assist in implementing Children’s Aid Go!Healthy food box programming in the Bronx, Central Harlem, and Staten Island. The interns will report to the Program Manager for the Go!Healthy Eat Smart NY program and will assisting the Manager and team on-site and in the program office with a variety of program components, including: set-up and implementation of produce distribution, providing community members information around program participation, promotional tabling with nutrition information and food samples, outreach and promotion activities within the Children’s Aid community and partner organizations, coordinating with partners around food procurement, implementing tracking mechanisms for food box participation, managing participant and financial data, among other activities as the season progresses.

The ideal candidates will have knowledge about regionally-grown fruit and vegetables, experience with cooking-based nutrition education in diverse community settings, knowledge about/experience working with alternative food systems (farmers’ markets, community supported agriculture, food boxes, etc). Spanish language skills are a serious plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Conduct outreach and promotion activities at food box sites.

• Assist with the purchasing, receiving, set-up and distribution of produce to participants both at the distribution sites and in the office.

• Assist with promotional tables and cooking demonstrations before and during the program season.

• Assist with the tracking and management of food box participants.

• Assist with supplies and materials management for program.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

• Experience working with local produce in a personal or professional capacity – prior CSA or food box membership is a plus.

• Experience and interest in food and cooking, especially with local, seasonal produce.

• Experience working in diverse community settings, especially in Latino communities, is preferred.

• Willingness to travel to sites in outer boroughs.

• Energetic, with great capacity to prioritize and juggle multiple projects efficiently.

• Ability to lift heavy boxes easily.

• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

• Loves working in a team and values cultivating a strong team dynamic.

• Organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated.

Pay rate: $22/hour. Position to be filled June – December 2017.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter via email to: Beth Bainbridge, MPH, RDN, Program Manager, Go!Healthy Eat Smart New York Program, bbainbridge@childrensaidsociety.org

Public Programs Manager

Queens Botanical Garden (QBG)  seeks an energetic, enthusiastic individual with strong organizational and communication skills to manage all aspects of public programming. The specific charge of the position will be the leadership, creation, coordination, and
implementation of visitor-friendly and engaging public programs. The Public
Programs Manager will report directly to the Director of Education and Garden
Operations and will ensure that these programs complement and supplement
existing programs, attract diverse audiences of all ages, serve the
institution’s mission, and are guided by its long-range plan. The Manager must
be a strategic thinker, build external partnerships easily, and be an
effective communicator across all departments.

This is a Full-time position whose primary focus is to attract weekend
visitation. Position will be Wednesdays through Sundays.

Primary duties include:
• Effectively curate and produce public programs in various genres (e.g.
workshops, demonstrations, performances, lectures, etc.) that represent QBG’s
dual mission of environmental sustainability and cultural diversity with the
goal of attracting, expanding, and diversifying audience.
• Lead the planning, execution, and reporting of all public programming
• Collaborate with various internal departments (Visitor Services,
Development, Marketing, Security, Education) to strategize long-term
programming strategies and vision
• Lead Committee meetings
• Analyze events and implement evaluation methods to determine success
• Manage a budget; track expenses and revenue for all events
• Work with Marketing and Development staff to seek sponsorship and
carry out work for sponsored programs. S/he may also provide press interviews
and information, garden and green building tours and assist with programs
originating within other departments.
• S/he will be responsible for writing and compiling text of seasonal
program calendars
• Assist with outreach
• Represent the Garden at various community meetings
• May serve as manager in charge on weekends
• Assist with other garden wide initiatives

Qualifications and Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Environmental Studies, Ecology, Arts,
Tourism or related field
• Experience in program creation and management
• Five or more years creating public programs +/or education programs
• Outstanding interpersonal, communication and customer service skills
• Have great attention to detail, highly organized with effective
problem solving skills
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others in other
departments
• Previous experience managing a budget and running reports
• Public garden/museum/gardening/environmental topics experience/
knowledge a plus
• Multiple language skills a big plus (especially Mandarin, Cantonese,
Spanish, Korean)
• Occasional evening work
• Demonstrated ability to create and implement systems

Visitation is at its highest on weekends; working both Saturdays and Sundays
is a requirement with some seasonal variation.

To apply, send letter and résumé to Human Resources Manager, Queens Botanical
Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355 or e-mail
hr@queensbotanical.org.

Part-Time Instructors

The Education Department of Queens Botanical Garden offers public events,
school workshops and teacher training programs throughout the year expressing QBG’s mission of cultural connection to plants and ecological sustainability.
Part Time Instructors are sought for opportunities to teach classes, provide
programs and offer tours. Instructors are being
engaged to fulfill educational opportunities both at the Queens Botanical
Garden and at other locations. He/She is responsible
for all aspects of the program — from preparing materials to teaching the
class to breaking down after the class.
This position is subject to seasonal changes in volume of workshops.
Examples of opportunities are as follows:
 On-site environmental workshops & tours for various groups
 Off-site programs in schools or at other community facilities
 On-site green building and landscape tours
 Off-site programs for children, families, clubs, etc. at neighborhood
festivals, street fairs, holiday events, etc.
 On-site weekend programs and workshops
 Special events such as Arbor Fest and Harvest Fest
 Teacher training classes
 ‘How to Garden’ classes.
Requirements:
– Bachelor’s degree in education, science or a related field. Master’s a plus
– Two years related experience
– Must have knowledge of botany, environmental studies, ethnobotany or life
sciences
– Experience and sensitivity working with varied populations
– Must be able to work with large groups of children and adults in an outdoor
setting
– Outgoing personality and enthusiastic attitude
– Excellent communication and organizational abilities
– Flexible hours, including weekend and evening availability.
We seek candidates with strengths in one or more of various specialties
including the following:
– Green infrastructure and sustainable landscaping knowledge
– Science practices, including general science content and controlled
experiments
– Gardening knowledge
– Awareness of local environmental issues.
Driver’s license, a plus. Department of Education fingerprinting, a plus.
To apply, please put “Part Time Instructor” in the subject line and email
resume and cover letter to hr@queensbotanical.org .
No calls please.

Youth Market Managers

GrowNYC seeks highly organized, self-motivated,
outgoing early-risers to manage 2-3 youth-run farm stands in NYC. Reporting to
the Youthmarket Program Coordinator, the Youthmarket Manager will set up and
take down farm stands, oversee merchandising and sales, supervise youth and
conduct at-market lessons and activities about the produce sold at the market,
healthy eating, and small business skills. The Youthmarket Manager will also
have scheduled office hours to deposit market income and submit all financial
paperwork for their markets to the Program Coordinator. The Youthmarket
Manager will function as Youthmarket’s field representative to program
participants and partner organizations and must have the ability to work well
with a wide variety of individuals, including youth and seniors. Applicants
should have an interest in food, knowledge about food systems, and a desire to
increase food-access in NYC’s low-income communities. The position requires
excellent time management and organizational skills, excellent communications
skills (both written and oral), a professional demeanor, high physical energy
(must be able to lift 50 lbs), familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google
Documents, and experience working with young people and/or seniors. Applicants
must be reliable, responsible, and capable of working independently, with
minimal supervision. The Youthmarket Manager will be required to work weekends
and early mornings. Speakers of Spanish, Chinese and other languages are
strongly encouraged to apply.

Physical Requirements: The Youthmarket Manager position requires working
outdoors in all weather conditions, standing and walking for extended periods,
carrying heavy and bulky items on a daily basis (must be able to lift 50 lbs),
and working early morning hours.

Youthmarket Manager Responsibilities:
Below is a list of some, but not all, of the Youthmarket Manager duties:
• Maintain equipment and materials necessary to daily market operations,
including price signs, tents, tables, and scales;
• Supervise daily market operations—including set up, merchandising,
sales, and breakdown—according to schedule;
• Fill out daily paperwork to be submitted to the Program Coordinator;
• Maintain strict oversight of market revenue, and submitting it to the
Program Coordinator;
• Help facilitate a training session for youth staff at the outset of
the market season;
• Supervise youth at market, guiding them as they receive on-the-job
training in customer service and merchandising and educating them about market
product and the program’s mission;
• Perform outreach in the local community to promote markets, and the
use of EBT/Food Stamps at the market;
• Oversee and guide volunteers at market;
• Function as GrowNYC and Youthmarket’s representative to partner
organizations and their staff;
• Be knowledgeable about origins and uses of products at market; be able
to communicate that knowledge to youth and customers.

Agriculture is seasonal in New York, as is the job of the Youthmarket Manager.
The position will start with training days in late May, with full-time/
seasonal work beginning in late June and ending in late November. The
Youthmarket Manager will work 20-25 hours per week. The position pays $16/hour
and includes only statutory benefits. Submit cover letter, resume, and three
references to Kori Petrovic, Youthmarket Program Coordinator, at
kpetrovic@grownyc.org. Please write “Youthmarket Manager Position” in the
subject line. Interviews will be on a rolling basis and positions will be
filled as they become available. No phone calls please. For additional
information about Youthmarket, please see our website at http://www.grownyc.org

NSA Community Food Action_ Lead Educator PostingNSA Community Food Action_ Farm Stand Manager PostingNSA Community Food Action_ Culinary Educator Posting

The 170 Farm Stand, a new farm stand run by a community development corporation with a 25 year history in the neighborhood, is hiring for four positions for the 2017 season: Farm Stand Manager (1), Lead Educator (1) and Culinary Educator (2).

The Bronx is home to Hunt’s Point Terminal Market, which half of New York’s produce passes through, yet food options do not reflect the culture, dignity, and health needs of residents. This is a special opportunity to join an organization committed to collaborating with community residents and developing partnerships to create opportunities that celebrate the inherent dignity and potential of Bronx families.

The 170 Farm Stand aims to elevate education and leadership of youth in particular through the 170 Youth Leaders program and the Farmers Markets for Kids nutrition program.

 

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