Start Date: April 1 Compensation: $17-$19, DOE
- Co-lead up to 9 school visits per week for children, k-8th grade;
- Support development of weekly curriculum;
- Maintain education areas through regular weeding, planting, and other farm tasks;
- Serve as mentor and group leader for teens and young adults working on the farm;
- Serve as a positive role model to all farm visitors;
- Support site visits from funders, elected officials, peer programs, and others;
- Light data entry and other record-keeping;
- Collaborate on special events on the farms such as fundraisers and community festivals;
- Participate in staff meetings, social media outreach, and program planning as necessary.
- Excited to work with children of all ages, in an outdoor setting;
- Excited to learn environmental education best practices and techniques;
- Ready to work outside, in all types of weather;
- Open to direction, works well in a team;
- With appropriate support and training, willing to take initiative and lead farm tasks with groups of youth or adult volunteers;
- Commitment to social justice;
- Positive attitude!
- Ability to work collaboratively with those from various racial, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds;
- Outgoing, personable, able to effectively engage with community members;
- Able to lift up to 50 pounds.
- Background in urban farming or gardening;
- Experience working with children, preferably outdoors;
- Knowledge of chicken care;
- Social media savvy, particularly Instagram and Facebook;
- Comfortable using Microsoft suite and Google Drive;
- Familiar with Red Hook community as well as NYC urban agriculture community;
- Carpentry and other building skills.
To apply: Email resume and cover letter in a single pdf to email@example.com. Please write “Farm Assistant” in the subject line. Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received. No calls please.