Fair Haven is a Diverse Community with a Rich History and a Beautiful Waterfront
We are so excited to post a new position with us for the summer, our Youth Program Educator!
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, garden captains, youth crew, and volunteer corps cultivate 7 urban farms, and our harvest is made accessible to low-income families who struggle with diet-related chronic diseases and food insecurity. Families attend our Farm-Based Wellness Program and receive produce baskets combined with farm education, cooking demonstrations, and nutrition education on a weekly basis. We also run a weekly farm stand in the Fair Haven neighborhood. For more information about New Haven Farms, visit www.newhavenfarms.org.
The Youth Program Educator will develop and lead the Youth Farm-Based Wellness Program on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the Fair Haven and Hill neighborhoods of New Haven, Connecticut. The Youth Program Educator is responsible for creating and delivering weekly curriculum for a group of children and youth (ages 3 – 14 years old), supervising interns, and volunteers. This position will work directly with the Program Manager, the Farm Manager, and the Farm-Based Wellness Program team.
The purpose of our youth program is to give youth a chance to explore, play, and learn about the environment, food system, and nutrition through an experiential education model and on-farm activities. The youth program occurs Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm throughout the months of late May to early October, as parents attend the adult Farm-Based Wellness Program.
Skills & Experience
$14-$17/hour, commensurate with experience. This is a seasonal, part-time position. The Youth Program Educator will be expected to work 10 - 12 hours per week for a total of 22 weeks starting in May and ending in October, (with 5-10 hours weekly in late May and early October). Each week, a few work hours will be alloted to lesson preparation and for obtaining any necessary supplies. All remaining hours will be spent on setting up and delivering the Youth Farm-Based Wellness Program on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm beginning in June and ending in early October. Hours in May will be dedicated to program planning. Overtime is not available for this position. There are no explicit employment benefits associated with this position, though access to fresh produce to bring home will be available during the growing season (June onwards). Workers compensation insurance is fully covered by New Haven Farms. Part-time employees are not entitled to any paid holidays.
Our Hiring Process & Timeline
To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Haley Goldblatt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the title of the position, Youth Program Educator, in the subject line of your email. Applications accepted up until April 1st, 2019.