Jobs at GRuB

Summer 2019 Youth Counselor

Staff Position

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The GRuB School Summer Program provides 24+ teens with the opportunity to create positive changes in their lives and in our community as they address issues of hunger and nutrition through growing food for the community and themselves.

We are hiring one Summer Youth Counselor: $15/hour for 35-40 hours/week from July 1 to August 30, 2019. The work week runs Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM.

This position is a vital member of a small team that is responsible for delivering experiences for youth to learn, grow, and build relationships.This position is an exploratory opportunity in the field of experiential education and youth development.  The Youth Counselor will help to plan and facilitate program activities including sustainable food production, leadership development, and team-building.

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The application deadline is Monday, May 27 at 5PM.

Summer Youth Crew

Youth Position

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Join GRuB's Summer Youth Crew!

Students who participate will earn school credit and an educational award for leading farm and community work at GRuB, all while gaining leadership and life skills. This program is designed to help students grow and succeed in future employment, their community, and their life. The program runs Monday through Friday July 8 through August 27, 2019. You must be able to commit to the entire program.

Participating students will:

~ Earn up to $1,000 for the summer, depending on attendance and participation (Educational Award)

~ Earn 1.0 Credit in CTE Practice of Sustainable Agriculture (Elective) through New Market Vocational Skills Center (Students/families do NOT have to pay for their student to attend the summer portion)

~ Take home good fresh food from the farm every week
                       


Summer activities include:

Growing on the Land - Growing vegetables, fruits, and flowers organically on a 2-acre farm, learning practical gardening/farming skills through workshops and trainings, and running the flower bouquet and veggie CSA programs

Growing the Community - Working with community volunteers at the GRuB Farm, going on field trips to other farms/gardens that grow food for the greater community and helping them, working with families with young children that visit the farm, and providing customer service at our market stand

Growing Your Self - Developing strong leadership and facilitation skills, practicing compassionate & safe communication tools, learning how to be successful in a team, and cooking and eating great food

THE PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019. Late applications are still welcomed. Most people invited for an interview will have them scheduled during the week of May 28 - 31st between 3 and 6 pm. Some interviews will likely happen during the following week as well. Thank you for applying!

Please download the application to learn more details and to submit your application. We hope you'll join us!

Join GRuB's Summer Youth Crew!

Students who participate will earn school credit and an educational award for leading farm and community work at GRuB, all while gaining leadership and life skills. This program is designed to help students grow and succeed in future employment, their community, and their life. The program runs Monday through Friday July 8 through August 27, 2019. You must be able to commit to the entire program.

Participating students will:

~ Earn up to $1,000 for the summer, depending on attendance and participation (Educational Award)

~ Earn 1.0 Credit in CTE Practice of Sustainable Agriculture (Elective) through New Market Vocational Skills Center (Students/families do NOT have to pay for their student to attend the summer portion)

~ Take home good fresh food from the farm every week
                       


Summer activities include:

Growing on the Land - Growing vegetables, fruits, and flowers organically on a 2-acre farm, learning practical gardening/farming skills through workshops and trainings, and running the flower bouquet and veggie CSA programs

Growing the Community - Working with community volunteers at the GRuB Farm, going on field trips to other farms/gardens that grow food for the greater community and helping them, working with families with young children that visit the farm, and providing customer service at our market stand

Growing Your Self - Developing strong leadership and facilitation skills, practicing compassionate & safe communication tools, learning how to be successful in a team, and cooking and eating great food

THE PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019. Late applications are still welcomed. Most people invited for an interview will have them scheduled during the week of May 28 - 31st between 3 and 6 pm. Some interviews will likely happen during the following week as well. Thank you for applying!

Please download the application to learn more details and to submit your application. We hope you'll join us!

Peer Crew Leader

Youth Position

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This summer, GRuB, in partnership with New Market Skills Center, will offer a job training and summer school program for high school students, based on GRuB’s traditional summer curriculum— melding farming land, farming self, and farming community. We need YOU to help create a magical summer for new youth! To help us meet these outcomes, GRuB is offering up to four, summer, Peer Crew Leader (PCL also known as Pickle) internship positions.

PCLs work closely with our youth program staff in the delivery of the summer program. Each PCL will earn up to $1,600 as an educational award for their participation and leadership and can earn the full amount by modeling the standards chart. As a private non-profit organization, GRuB is offering these internships independent of any school or school district.

The duration of this position is July 1 through August 29, 2019. Daily scheduling may vary depending on our value to "finish as a team." However, the typical weekly schedule is:

                        ● Mondays:        9:00am to 3:30pm

                        ● Tuesdays:       8:15am to 4:30pm

                        ● Wednesdays: 12:15pm to 7:30pm

                        ● Thursdays:     8:15am to 3:00pm

                        ● Fridays:          8:15am to 4:30pm

These internships are suited for youth interested in careers in education, youth mentorship, and agriculture.

Please download the application for details on internship duties & responsibilities, applicant skills & qualifications, and how to apply.

The application deadline is Monday, May 27, 2019 at 5:00pm. For questions, contact Mallorie at mallorie@goodgrub.org or call her at 360/753-5522.

This summer, GRuB, in partnership with New Market Skills Center, will offer a job training and summer school program for high school students, based on GRuB’s traditional summer curriculum— melding farming land, farming self, and farming community. We need YOU to help create a magical summer for new youth! To help us meet these outcomes, GRuB is offering up to four, summer, Peer Crew Leader (PCL also known as Pickle) internship positions.

PCLs work closely with our youth program staff in the delivery of the summer program. Each PCL will earn up to $1,600 as an educational award for their participation and leadership and can earn the full amount by modeling the standards chart. As a private non-profit organization, GRuB is offering these internships independent of any school or school district.

The duration of this position is July 1 through August 29, 2019. Daily scheduling may vary depending on our value to "finish as a team." However, the typical weekly schedule is:

                        ● Mondays:        9:00am to 3:30pm

                        ● Tuesdays:       8:15am to 4:30pm

                        ● Wednesdays: 12:15pm to 7:30pm

                        ● Thursdays:     8:15am to 3:00pm

                        ● Fridays:          8:15am to 4:30pm

These internships are suited for youth interested in careers in education, youth mentorship, and agriculture.

Please download the application for details on internship duties & responsibilities, applicant skills & qualifications, and how to apply.

The application deadline is Monday, May 27, 2019 at 5:00pm. For questions, contact Mallorie at mallorie@goodgrub.org or call her at 360/753-5522.

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Summer Farm Internship

Internship

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The Summer Farm Interns works under the guidance of the Farm Managers to care for the GRuB farm in the busiest season. You will receive training in greenhouse production, field preparation, propagation and transplanting techniques, farm planning, record keeping, farm tool/equipment training, marketing, harvesting, irrigation, and various other farm activities. As a farm intern, interns will also receive training and practical experience with group facilitation, volunteer coordination, and program evaluation. You will also be GRuB ambassadors, helping to lead young adults, kids and volunteers in farm tasks, as well as working beside them. There is also the option of continuingthrough the Fall.

This position is unpaid. Farm interns will receive a weekly CSA share, and there are various GRuB classes offered throughout the season that interns may attend at low or no cost.

Victory Gardener Support Team Intern

Internship

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Each spring, GRuB’s Victory Garden Project (VGP) partners with individuals, families, and organizations to build backyard vegetable gardens. We work throughout Thurston County to provide access to knowledge and resources needed to grow fresh,healthy, and culturally appropriate foods.

The Victory Gardener Support Team (VGST) is a group of volunteers who make monthly phone calls and/or in-person garden visits to VGP Gardeners to offer support, answer questions, and help gardeners find the information they need to have a successful growing season. As a VGST intern your job will be to manage and help organize the team of volunteers while ensuring that all gardeners receive support when needed. As you are interested, you will also be able to participate in garden builds as well as host and or attend workshops for gardeners.

 

What you need to get started

·           Strong belief in GRuB’s mission of growing healthy food, people, and community

·           Ability to communicate with others

·           Reliable, responsible, punctual

·           Work well independently

·           Some gardening experience helps, but not necessary

·           Social media knowledgeable

 

Internship description

·           Monthly phone calls – Call and or email gardeners once per month from April through September. You can expect that during the season some gardeners may decide that they don’t need to be called as frequently or at all, or maybe they’d prefer email check-ins. Work out a schedule that best fits each gardener.

·           Garden visits – Visit gardeners within one week of their request.

·           Volunteer support– Help organize and manage the team of VGST volunteers.

·           Gardening support – Provide personal knowledge and be willing to learn with the gardener to support their gardening efforts.  Talk with your gardener and find out how much help they need/want.

·           Be a GRuB liaison – Keep the gardener informed about Community Workshops and other GRuB or relevant community events.

·           Collaborate – Work closely with the VGST coordinators to ensure that all gardeners receive support throughout the season.

·           Communicate – Maintain an email and or social media account where the gardeners can send questions and or concerns related to their gardens.

·           Coordinate – Facilitate gardener relations,schedule workshops, and provide regular office and organizational support.

 

Training & Support

As a VGST Intern you will be provided with training, orientation, and support throughout the season. 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.

 

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 March through September including commitments to school,work, family, etc.

·           Email materials to Laura@goodgrub.org with the subject line: VGST Internship

GRuB Youth Food Team Intern

Internship

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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

Victory Farm Intern

Internship

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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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