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New Haven Farms Seeks Youth Environmental Education Assistant

ABOUT NEW HAVEN FARMS:  

New Haven Farms’ nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant urban land into vibrant and productive organic farms. Our Farm Manager and volunteer corps cultivate urban farms, and our harvest is made accessible to low-income families who struggle with diet-­related chronic diseases and food insecurity. Farm members receive produce baskets combined with farm education, cooking demonstrations, and nutrition education on a weekly basis. For more information about New Haven Farms, visit newhavenfarms.org.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Youth Environmental Education Assistant assists in leading the Youth Farm-Based Wellness Program. The purpose of the Youth Farm-Based Wellness Program is to empower children to explore and learn about the environment, food system and nutrition through interactive lessons on an urban farm site. The Youth Environmental Education Intern is responsible for helping instruct children aged 3-12 during the Farm-Based Wellness Program. The Intern’s role takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from June - September for a total of 10 hours per week.

The Youth Environmental Education Assistant is responsible for:

  • Assisting and facilitating weekly youth activities
  • Helping with lesson and material preparation
  • Group behavior management

Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent group dynamic and behavior management skills
  • Bachelor's degree; or in process of obtaining Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental education, or outdoor leadership (preferred but not required)
  • Experience with youth aged 3-12; ability to engage children and direct them in an active teaching environment
  • Ability to work with diverse populations including youth and adults
  • Knowledge or interest in gardening, environment, science, health and nutrition, and food systems
  • Bilingual (Spanish) encouraged to apply

COMPENSATION:

This is a paid position from June through September, 10 hours per week, Tuesday and Thursday Evenings, tentative schedule 3-8pm. Compensation commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY:

Please email Anna Grace Barry at anna@newhavenfarms.org with your resume and cover letter.

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