Part Time Urban Agriculture Youth Educator, Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation

Posted by on April 08, 2013

Part-time opportunity with Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation for a Youth Educator with prior gardening experience (no more than 20 hrs per wk) Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is currently seeking seasonal employees to work on a youth gardening program at various recreation centers. These seasonal employees teach children ages 6- 12 yrs old in after school programs and summer camps. Topics covered: growing food in raised beds, environmental science and nutrition. They will work with staff, volunteers, and community members to maintain and care for various garden/farming projects.

Skills/Qualifications Applicant must:
• Have teaching experience: ability to manage a classroom and engage with children.
• Have some prior experience in gardening and/or agriculture
• Experience working in diverse communities
• Knowledge of small-scale garden/farming techniques a plus
• Desire to work with community members and volunteers of all ages and abilities
• Ability to work outdoors and under possible adverse conditions (heat, humidity, cold, rain)
• Ability and willingness to travel to various park sites and recreation centers; must provide own transportation

• This is a 6 month position, April – September.
• After School Programs: April, May, June & September, Monday – Friday, 4- 6pm
• Summer Camp Programs: July & August, Monday – Friday, 10- 4pm
• Hours will fluctuate between 10- 20 hrs per week, peaking during Summer Camp.

Candidates should email a resume and cover letter to: Elisa Ruse- Esposito, Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator Department of Parks & Recreation One Parkway Building 1515 Arch Street, 10th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102 215-683-3605 (office)

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