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FARM EDUCATION COORDINATOR - Accepting applications until August 1st, 2021

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The Farm Education Coordinator will work under the direction of the Executive Director to implement and expand upon existing youth education programs at City Farm SLO.

 

About City Farm SLO

City Farm SLO (CFS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance community well-being and the common good by fostering connection to food and the land at San Luis Obispo’s urban farm. We work toward this mission by enabling small farmers in sustainable crop production, educating SLO County youth with farm-based programming, modeling innovative agricultural practices, and engaging a diverse community of people.

 

About our Youth Education Programs

 

Pacific Beach High School Farm Class: Since 2014, CFS has partnered with Pacific Beach High School (PBHS) to serve students in their adapted continuation schooling program. Students meet twice weekly for farming classes centered on job-skill training. Instruction topics include: regenerative and organic farming methods, leadership and team building, and nutrition/food literacy.

 

On-the-Farm Field Trips: In addition to fruits and vegetables, at CFS we are growing the next generation of scientists, sustainable farmers, environmentalists, informed citizens, and change-makers. During on-the-farm field trips, students connect with where their food comes from and learn why that matters. Field trips are 2 hours long, are aligned with CA Common Core and NGSS curricula, and are offered to K-12 classes.

 

Learn more at https://www.cityfarmslo.org/educate-youth

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and delivery of on-farm youth education programs

  • Effectively engage and instruct groups of 8-30 students at a time

  • Coordinate volunteers and interns in support of youth education programs

  • Conduct program outreach and registrations for On-the-Farm Field Trips

  • Communicate effectively with City Farm SLO Management and Staff, school staff, parents, and program participants

  • Conduct program evaluation and assessment & assist Executive Director in program funding efforts

  • Participate in weekly check-in meetings with Farm Manager and Executive Director

  • Optional: Lead other farm education programs if interested in more hours, such as special events, farm tours, and adult workshops.

 

 

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 6 months of facilitation or teaching experience with youth (outdoor education experience preferred)

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work independently and in groups; passion for working with people of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds

  • Knowledge of or interest in topics including sustainable agriculture, urban farming, environmental science, health and nutrition, food systems, and food policy

  • Excellent organizational skills and proficiency with Google Docs and Google Calendar

  • Available to work Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Access to reliable transportation; hold a valid driver’s license; and ability to pass a background check

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience working with K-12 students, including a familiarity with curricular standards and classroom activities

  • Higher Education Degree in Education, Nutrition, Kinesiology, Agriculture, Environmental Studies or related field.

  • Spanish language skills

 

Salary and Benefits:

  • $18-20/hour Depending on experience (part time, hourly position)

  • 12 - 20 hours a week with opportunity for more hours as programs expand. Start date: August 16, 2021

  • Free organic produce from City Farm SLO

  • Opportunity to take on a formative role in a dynamic and growing organization

 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to info@cityfarmslo.org with “Farm Education Coordinator” in the subject line by August 1, 2015.

 

 

 

FARM EDUCATION INTERN - accepting applications
 
Join us in growing the next generation of scientists, sustainable farmers, environmentalists, and change-makers! The Farm Education Intern works under the direction of the Farm Education Coordinator to implement Farm-based education programs. Learn more about our programs at cityfarmslo.org/educate-youth.

Internship Benefits: 

  • Opportunity to take a leadership role in implementing youth educational programs 

  • Ongoing instruction and training provided by experienced City Farm Staff 

  • Opportunity to connect with our extensive network of partners in this space 

  • Flexible schedule and internship duration 

  • City Farm SLO is willing to supervise formal internships for course credits and may accommodate specific learning objectives or course requirements at your request 

  • City Farm SLO is happy to provide letters of recommendation or other support as you pursue employment 

  • Free organic produce 

Intern Responsibilities: 

  • Working under the direction of the Farm Education Coordinator, lead educational activities at City Farm SLO with youth groups

  • Take the lead in setting your schedule and actively communicate about your internship learning objectives, goals, and changes to schedule

  • Be a self-starter! Efficiently carry out tasks and contribute to our culture of passionate work ethic. 

  • Work independently and in groups. Communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, other interns, and youth enrolled in our educational programs. 

  • Be flexible in your willingness to take on different tasks. We all wear lots of hats at City Farm SLO, and you can too! You may have an opportunity to participate in farming activities, adult education, special projects, etc. 

  • Commit to a regular schedule. Changes and flexibility are always accommodated with notice. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Availability to be on-site on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-3 PM during the Fall 

  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups, including youth. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Interest in creating City Farm SLO communications content (social media/website/etc) based on your educational activities

  • Commitment to our organization’s mission 

Internship details: 

  • Schedule: 4 -10 hours a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (flexible) 

  • Duration: Initial commitment of 3 months preferred - ongoing opportunities available 

Email info@cityfarmslo.org to apply. Please include your resume and a brief description of your experience, learning objectives, and preferred schedule/duration.  
 

REGENERATIVE FARMING INTERN - accepting applications

 

Are you passionate about sustainability, food systems, and regenerative farming? Join us! 

The Regenerative Farming Intern works on-site at City Farm SLO to support our mission of modeling sustainable agriculture. This person will work under the direction of our Farm Manager, alongside other Interns, Volunteers, Program Participants, and City Farm Staff. 

 

Internship Benefits: 

  • Hands-on opportunities to learn innovative agricultural practices including [composting, soil & bed preparation, seed starting, planting, pruning, harvesting, animal care, etc.] 

  • Opportunity to connect with our extensive network of partners in this space 

  • Flexible schedule and internship duration 

  • City Farm SLO is willing to supervise formal internships for course credits and may accommodate specific learning objectives or course requirements at your request 

  • City Farm SLO is happy to provide letters of recommendation or other support as you pursue employment 

  • Free organic produce 

 

Intern Responsibilities: 

  • Take the lead in setting your schedule and actively communicate about your internship learning objectives, goals, and changes to schedule

  • Be a self-starter! Working under the Farm Manager, efficiently carry out farming tasks and contribute to our culture of positive, passionate work ethic. 

  • Work independently and in groups. Communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, other interns, and youth enrolled in our educational programs. 

  • Be flexible in your willingness to take on different tasks. We all wear lots of hats at City Farm SLO, and you can too! You may have an opportunity to participate in educational programs, farmers’ markets, special projects, etc. 

  • Commit to a regular schedule. Changes and flexibility are always accommodated with notice. 

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Available to work on Tuesdays or Thursdays (or both!) 

  • Interest in creating City Farm SLO communications content (social media/website/etc) based on your regenerative farming activity 

  • Commitment to our organization’s mission 

 

Internship details: 

  • Schedule: 6 - 20 hours a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (flexible) 

  • Duration: Initial commitment of 3 months preferred - ongoing opportunities available 

 

Email info@cityfarmslo.org to apply. Please include your resume and a brief description of your experience, learning objectives, and preferred schedule/duration. 

BECOME A BOARD MEMBER

City Farm’s Board of Directors welcomes contact from anyone interested in contributing to the governance of our organization. We are looking for applicants with agricultural, financial, educational, communications, or non-profit management/development experience, but welcome all.

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CITY FARM SLO'S COMMITMENT TO A DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE

At City Farm SLO, we actively work to create an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and safe for all members of the community. We value diversity, promote equity and belonging, and denounce racism and discrimination. 

In accordance with these values, we actively seek to diversify our Board in all aspects. A combination of culture, demographics, skills, experience, race, age, gender, educational and professional background are important for providing a range of perspectives to overcome challenges, improve performance, and support good decision making.