Title: Program Assistant
Location: New Britain
Dates: Start on or near June 3rd and continue for a total of 9 weeks
Hours: The work week will be Monday-Friday, with the possibility of one or two weekends, between 30-35 hours/week. Hours will be flexible based on the intern’s schedule.
The Program Assistant will work in all facets of our summer programming and need to communicate with multiple staff during the busiest part of our season, June-August. The candidate will have the following responsibilities;
Farm To Summer School (Supervised by New Britain ROOTS Education Program Manager)
Farmers Markets (Supervised by Elizabeth Stover - Market Manager)
City Growers – Youth Employment (Supervised by Joey Listro)
The successful intern will gain valuable experience in community engagement; organizational skills; urban agriculture and gardening, communication, and youth development. Interns will gain the experience of working in a small non-profit setting.
Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate prior youth development experience. Relevant College Majors Include: Public Health, Earth/Environmental Sciences, Sustainability, Secondary Education, Community Development, and Social Sciences.
Desired personal skills include: a strong interest in issues of urban agriculture and food security; ability to work independently and with groups of youth, desire to work outside in all weather conditions and proactively creates safe workspaces. Spanish fluency a plus.