Education Assistant

(Paid Opportunities) Return to Paid Opportunities

Start Date: April 1  Compensation: $17-$19, DOE

Responsibilities/Duties

  • 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.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • 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.

Preferred:

  • 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.

Additional Information

To apply: Email resume and cover letter in a single pdf to apply@rhicenter.org. Please write “Farm Assistant” in the subject line. Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received. No calls please.

Contact Information

Red Hook Farms
Email: apply@rhicenter.org
Website: Apply Online