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Spring Farm Assistant

Youth Position

About this position

Spring Farm Assistants (FA) are an important part of the GRuB Farm Team,working under the guidance of GRuB staff, to prepare the GRuB Farm for the season, as well as help lead our Spring Field Trip Program. You’ve already become masters of the GRuB culture, now it’s your opportunity to spread the love, passion, knowledge and excitement you’ve stacked up to this point. Farm time will include lots of manual labor in the fields, shaping beds, measuring, mixing and spreading soil amendments, seed starting, irrigation set up and other early season tasks. You may receive training in greenhouse production, soil management, propagation and transplanting techniques, record keeping, farm tool/equipment maintenance,harvesting, running our onsite market stand, and various other early-season farm activities.  You will have opportunities to grow your leadership and facilitation skills while working with volunteers and our youth crew on the land. Field trip time will include planning and facilitating field trips with all ages of kids, as well as supporting GRuB youth crew members.  Time will be split between the farm and field trip programming as needed, and you may choose to be more involved with one or the other. Weekly tasks will be dependent on farm needs, directed by weather, planting schedule and field conditions.  Flexibility is essential as conditions can change quickly.

 

 

Schedule:

·      18-20 hours a week, either a Tuesday- Thursday or Wednesday-Friday schedule

·      Start dates will be the week of April 1st, ending May 31st.

·      There may be opportunities to continue working through June and beyond, depending on funding

 

 

Qualifications:

·      Alumniof GRuB, Roots, FRESH, Freedom Farmers, 16-24 years old,in or out of school

·      Mustbe motivated to work hard, learn a lot, and get dirty, in all weather

  • Gardening/farming experience a plus
  • Comfortable working independently and with groups (as a leader or teacher)
  • Strong professionalism, communication skills, excellent work ethic and reliability

 

 

Compensation:

·      You will earn minimum wage: $12/hour,up to $2,000 for the Spring Season

·      Bus passes, work boots, rain gear and gloves will be provided as needed

 

 

Priority deadline is Friday, March 4, 2019, and applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP.

 

To apply please submit a resume, cover letter and 2 references.  

Applications can be dropped off to GRuB or emailed to heather@goodgrub.org

 

Please address the following in your letter:

  • Why do you want this position?
  • What skills and experiences will you bring to this position?
  • What do you hope to learn from this experience?
  • What challenges do you face heading into this position? What support do you need to succeed?
  • Are you available to work the entire spring for the proposed schedule?
  • Any other relevant information

Fall Alumni Farm Assistant

Youth Position

About this position

The Fall Alum Farm Assistants (FA) are important positions on the GRuB Farm Team. You’ve already become masters of the GRuB culture, now it’s your opportunity to spread the love, passion, knowledge and excitement you’ve stacked up to this point. While being great ambassadors and mentors for volunteers, you’ll build on your expertise of running the farm during important months of harvesting, marketing (CSA), and maintenance. Your duties may include market stand support, harvests, general farm chores and field work, leading volunteers, special projects and clean up for the season. You’ll become an integral part of the farm staff and you’ll be heavily relied upon to keep things running smoothly throughout the fall through training and mentoring by the Farm Manager. These positions are full of responsibility and rigor!!! GRuB is also hiring inschool youth for stipended after school positions.

Schedule: Tuesdays (9am-4pm), Wednesdays (noon-7pm), Thursdays (9am-4pm); 19.5 hours a week. 

Position starts Tuesday, September 11th and ends Thursday, November 1st . 

Qualifications: 

-Alumni of GRuB/GRuB-like programs age 16 - 24 

-Currently not attending high school or college 

-Demonstrated excellent professionalism through their time at GRuB/FRESH/Freedom Farmers – excellent attendance (85% and up), excellent punctuality (85% and up), strong work ethic, strong engagement in all learning activities with attention to the community contract 

-Demonstrated solid ambassadorship through their time at GRuB/FRESH/Freedom Farmers 

-Able to work both independently and with groups (as a leader)

Compensation: You will earn minimum wage: $11.50/hour, up to $2,000. These positions are offered in collaboration with ResCare, a job-training organization and will include additional support. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

To apply, submit a cover letter to Heather by 5pm on Friday, August 24, 2018. 

To submit your application: 1) drop it off in person at GRuB Farmhouse – 2016 Elliott Ave NW, or 2) email Heather at farm@goodgrub.org 

Please address the following in your letter:  a) Why do you want this position? b) What skills and experiences will you bring to this position? c) What do you hope to learn from this experience? d) What challenges do you face heading into this position? What support do you need to succeed? e) Are you available to work the entire fall for the proposed schedule? f) Any other relevant information? g) Please list names and contact information for 2 solid character/employment references.

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GRuB Youth Food Team Intern

Internship

About this position

Position Description

The Youth Food Team Intern(s) will play a crucial supporting role for the spring GroundED program, ensuring the 20-26 youth participating have weekly meals and snacks available in the kitchen.  In coordination with GRuB staff member Wade Uyeda, the intern(s) will seek donations and purchase food, plan meals, teach youth how to prepare food, and implement and document systems for the Food Team.  Preparing healthy meals and snacks on a budget will always be the priority. Check-ins with Wade can happen in person, by email, and by phone as needed.

 

The Spring 2019 GroundED program is a partnership with GRAVITY, the region’s GED preparatory school, which is a 12-week, three afternoon per week program.  Youth will work on their GED while at GRuB, while also gaining professional, personal, and interpersonal skills vital to their immediate future beyond earning their GED.  They will learn these skills through a team-based structure that is based on sustainable agriculture practices on the GRuB Farm in West Olympia, educating young kids on field trips on the farm, and building free gardens for no or low-income residents of Thurston County.  Many youth who’ve historically participated in teen programs at GRuB face myriad barriers, and it is important to ensure they have good food, and enough food while at GRuB, especially with the rigors of the physical, and emotional work they’re doing.

 

Time Commitment

March 5th– June 14th 2019

10-15 hours per week, Tuesday afternoons, and Wednesday afternoon; otherwise flexible          

 

KEY Position Responsibilities

·     Seek donations and discounts for kitchen staples and snacks

·     Shop for, and plan weekly meals for groups of 30

·     Mentor, supervise, and cook alongside 4-6 youth to prepare meals & snacks

·     Set out meals and snacks, supervise clean up

·     Manage supply and snack inventory weekly

·     Manage Food Team Budget

 

Qualifications

·    Excellent work ethic (timeliness, follow through, organization,dependability, etc.)

·    Excellent written & verbal communication skills

·    Stellar attention to detail

·    Experience and passion around cooking and nutrition

·    Driver’s license (can use GRuB vehicle if you don’t have your own, pending driving record approval)

·    Experience and track record of mentoring or teaching youth (preferably teens/young adults)

 

To Apply, Please Submit

·    A cover letter, resume, and two current references in WORD or PDF format

·    In your cover letter, please indicate your availability from March 5th to June 14th including commitments to school, work, family, etc.

·    Email materials to wade@goodgrub.org with the subject line: Food Team Intern

Communications Intern

Internship

About this position

The Communications Intern will get hands-on experience at an established non-profit organization,Garden-Raised Bounty (commonly known as GRuB). GRuB grows healthy, food,people, and community. With roots in the land, we create opportunities for people to learn, lead, and thrive. We envision an equitable world where we are all nourished by healthy relationships, resilient community, and good food. The intern will further GRuB’s outreach and marketing communications in service to our mission.

 

KEY educational opportunities

· Increase effective presence on social media

· Interface with commercial printers, bulk mailers, and graphic designers

· Coordinate publication of electronic and print newsletters

· Integrate CRM database into materials for targeted audiences

· Promote earned income opportunities to meet or exceed budgeted sales goals

· Create and edit copy for publication

· Maintain organizational website and calendar of public events

· Other opportunities available per your particular interests

 

Additional internship benefits

There will be opportunities to take part in aspects of GRuB’s programming and organizational culture, as desired, including attending volunteer appreciation events, in-house staff development trainings, free community workshops on multicultural and collaborative communication tools, taking home fresh produce from the GRuB Farm (as seasonally available), and sharing delicious meals with staff,volunteers, and program participants.

 

time commitment

Ideally, we’re looking for someone to contribute between 5 and 15 hours per week, depending on your availability and educational requirements.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

We’re looking for someone who’s passionate about gaining communications experience for social causes. You should be computer savvy, proficient with basic office equipment,have excellent writing skills including grammar and punctuation, and familiarity with design applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Publisher. You should have a desire to hone your collaborative communication skills working with a team, have excellent follow-through and attention to detail, an ability to monitor multiple projects and timelines, an awareness of and comfort articulating your capacity and support needs, and the ability to work closely with the Operations Director on a variety of projects.

 

LOCATION

GRuB is located at 2016 Elliott Ave NW on Olympia’s west side and is on the #41 Intercity Transit bus line. Working remotely is also possible.

 

TO APPLY

Email rebeca@goodgrub.org and send us a resume and cover letter which speaks to your qualifications for this role, the experience you’re seeking at GRuB, and a few things you’re hungry to learn in the world of communications. Accepting applications until filled!

Spring Field Trip/ Farm Intern

Internship

About this position

Position Description (18-25 hours/week, unpaid)

Spring Field Trip/Farm Interns work under the guidance of the Farm Manager to run the spring field trip program, where we will host at least 300 children on the farm through the spring. This includes planning and facilitating field trips with toddlers to 12th graders. Interns will be field trips leaders and also assist in supporting/training high school aged youth and community volunteers, who will also lead trips. The position may also include developing lesson plans and improving field trip materials. Depending on the intern’s schedule, there may be opportunities to work on the farm, assisting in spring work tasks, alongside youth and volunteers. Interns will receive training and practical experience working with youth, lesson planning, group facilitation, small scale agriculture, spring farming, volunteer coordination, and program evaluation.  Interns may take on additional responsibilities as their schedule permits, though the position’s emphasis will focus on all aspects of the Field Trip program.

 

Farm grown food is available to interns as it becomes ready, and there are various GRuB trainings offered throughout the season that interns may attend at low or no cost.

 

GRuB Alumni are encouraged to apply!

 

Qualifications

•           Must be excited to work hard, learn a lot, and get dirty!

•           Gardening/farming experience a plus (but not required)  

•           Experience/Interest in mentoring & working with youth and community members

•           Strong communication skills, excellent work ethic and reliability

·             Available at least 3 days a week

 

Positions available as early as mid-March,no later than April 8th, lasting to mid-June. There may be an option to continue through the summer.

 

 

To Apply, Please Submit:

·      A cover letter describing your interest in the position, learning goals, and availability March-June

·      Your resume with three current reference

Send to:  heather@goodgrub.org or 2016 Elliott Ave. NW, Olympia, WA 98502

Spring Garden Builder Intern

Internship

About this position

Position Description
The Spring Garden Builder Intern gains hands-on experience in community building & garden building by supporting the Victory Garden Project (VGP) team in coordinating and constructing backyard gardens with low-income families in our community. The position leads teams of volunteers to construct 60+ gardens throughout the course of the spring quarter.  The Spring Garden Builder Intern will also help facilitate gardener relations, schedule workshops, and provide regular office & organizational support. You will work closely with the Victory Garden Coordinator and other interns. The VGP Spring Garden Builder Intern is apart-time, unpaid, learning position with the possibility of earning college credits through an independent contract.

Time Commitment

Spring Quarter: April 1st – June 14th

20 hours per week, Monday—Friday, flexible schedule, evenings & weekends as needed    


KEY Position Responsibilities

·    Drive the VGP truck and lead teams of volunteers on garden builds

·    Support the Victory Garden Coordinator as needed

·    Coordinate garden builds with gardeners & maintain communication with gardeners as needed

 

Qualifications

·    Due to liability, applicant must have a valid driver’s license & clean driving record

·    Excellent work ethic (timeliness, follow through, organization, dependability, etc.)

·    Interest and knowledge of organic gardening & community food issues

·    Enthusiastic about working with people from diverse backgrounds

·    Excited to learn garden construction skills & comfortable working outdoors, rain or shine

 

To Apply, Please Submit

·    A cover letter, resume , a copy of your current driver’s license and two current references in WORD or PDF format

·    In your cover letter, please indicate your availability from April through June including commitments to school, work, family, etc.

·    Email materials to Laura@goodgrub.org with the subject line: Spring Garden Builder Intern

Victory Farm Intern

Internship

About this position

Position Description

The Victory Farm Intern will gain hands-on experience in community building & garden building by supporting the Victory Garden Project (VGP) team coordinate and facilitate hands-on opportunities for veterans to develop their skills in sustainable small-scale urban agriculture and food production at the Victory Farm. The position will help facilitate and coordinate Victory Farm activities and events, assist the VGP coordinator recruit and manage volunteers for the Victory Farm, and provide regular office & organizational support as well as support the VGP team in constructing backyard gardens with low-income families in our community.  This position will work closely with the Victory Garden Coordinator,veterans, veteran service organizations and the community at large. The VGP Victory Farm intern is a part-time, unpaid, learning position with the possibility of earning college credits through an independent contract.

Time Commitment

Spring and Summer Quarter: April 1st–June 14th & June 24th- September 6th (It is preferred that applicants be available both quarters)

20 hours per week, Monday—Friday, flexible schedule, evenings & weekends as needed    


KEY Position Responsibilities

·     Gardening/farming experience a plus (but not required)  

·    Spend time with veterans and volunteers in harvesting, maintaining the farm and helping out behind the scenes

·    Drive the VGP truck

·    Support the Victory Garden Coordinator as needed

·    Assist in the coordination and facilitation of Victory Farm workshops and events

·    Maintain communication with Victory Farm veterans as needed

 

Qualifications

·    This position is for veterans or active duty service members

·    Due to liability, applicant must have a valid driver’s license & clean driving record

·    Excellent work ethic (timeliness, follow through, organization, dependability, etc.)

·    Interest and knowledge of organic gardening & community food issues

·    Enthusiastic about working with people from diverse backgrounds

·    Willingness and excitement to learn garden construction skills & comfortable working outdoors, rain or shine

 

To Apply, Please Submit

·    A cover letter, resume, a copy of your current driver’s license and two current references in WORD or PDF format

·    In your cover letter,please indicate your availability from April through September including commitments to school, work, family, etc.

·    Email materials to Laura@goodgrub.org with subject line: Victory Farmer

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