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AmeriCorps Education and Garden Coordinator - Summit Community Gardens

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AmeriCorps Education and Garden Coordinator - Summit Community Gardens


How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, contact information for 2 professional references to by 9 am, March 15, 2019. Please put “UCC AmeriCorps Education Coordinator” in the subject line.

Salary: $3,635 liv allow + ed award of $1,612
Job Description: The UCC AmeriCorps Education and Garden Coordinator is primarily responsible for developing and expanding the education and community program of Summit Community Gardens (SCG). The Education and Garden Coordinator will also assist in managing and maintaining the demonstration gardens, help manage and integrate the community gardeners, as well as facilitate garden volunteer groups, and assist at SCG events.

The position requires strong leadership skills, self-motivation, and a passion for teaching youth to grow and eat healthy, local, organic food. Through this position, the UCC AmeriCorps member will have the opportunity to learn about organic farming practice, outdoor education, sustainable food production, and professional non-profit work through hands-on experience.

The Coordinator will work roughly 15 hours a week during the early garden season (April and May) and will work 20-25 hours per week in peak garden season (June – September). The Education Coordinator will finish up any hours in October. The hours will fluctuate with events, camps, and garden schedules. Summer camps will take priority, and the Education Coordinator will be expected to be onsite or have recruited, trained, and approved another instructor. We can be flexible scheduling hours; however, we expect the Coordinator will establish and publish his or her schedule at least 2 weeks in advance and notify the Garden Program Director of any changes.

This is an individual placement position through the Utah State University, Utah Conservation Corps (USU-UCC), AmeriCorps Program. USU-UCC will provide the selected individual with a $3,635 living allowance divided into bi-monthly installments and an educational award of $1,612.43 (upon completion of entire member contract).

Educational Opportunities and Other Benefits
* Gain experience designing curriculum, program development and evaluation, and managing people
* Learn about sustainable, organic gardening practices
* Opportunity to spend time working outdoors in beautiful Park City!
* Access to fresh garden produce

Summit Community Gardens (SCG) is a non-profit organization that operates a 1.5-acre community garden in Park City, centrally located just off Old Ranch Road at 4056 Shadow Mountain Drive. Our mission is to build and strengthen our community by educating, empowering, and providing an opportunity for people to grow their own food successfully and sustainably. We achieve our mission by offering gardening education, garden plot rentals, and community events for all to attend.

Location: Park City
Status: Open


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