Summit Community Gardens (SCG) and EATS is a non-profit organization that operates a 1.5-acre community garden in Park City. Our mission is to build and strengthen our community by educating, empowering, and providing an opportunity for people to grow their own food sustainably. We achieve our mission by offering gardening and cooking education, outreach education in schools, garden plot rentals, and community events.
The position requires strong leadership skills, self-motivation, and a passion for teaching youth about gardening, environment, and natural earth cycles. Through this position, you will have the opportunity to learn about organic farming practice, outdoor education, sustainable food production, and professional non-profit work through hands-on experience.
Assist Education Director with youth education programs
Create an inclusive community where kids can learn about gardening and the environment
Support Education Director in collaborations with partner organizations to develop joint summer camp and education opportunities
Assist with summer camps, youth classes and occasional evening and/or weekend garden events
Assist in the marketing and promotion of the education program through social media and other marketing platforms
Community Garden Program Stewardship
Assist with Summit Community Gardens and community events as needed, including: Garden Orientation Day (a Saturday in May), Family Night in the Garden, and Dinners in the Garden (throughout the summer).
Experience working with youth ages 6-12, particularly in an outdoor setting
Basic knowledge of sustainable, organic gardening OR strong desire to learn
Organized, motivated, and able to work independently and as part of a group
Desire to work outdoors in variable weather conditions
Excellent communication skills, positive attitude, and ability to solve problems creatively
Other Preferred Experience
Bachelor’s degree or degree in progress in related fields (education, agriculture, social work, environmental studies, etc.)
Prior experience with teaching, gardening, farming, or communications
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications (Gmail and Google Docs)
Ability to lift 25 pounds and work in the garden
Fluency in Spanish
Must be a US Citizen
Must be at least age 18 by the start of their term and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Must undergo and pass a National Criminal History Check.
Must commit to completing their Term of Service.
Must be CPR/First Aid Certified or be willing to get Certified
The Coordinator will work 30-40 hours per week, during their term of service (May - September, with some flexibility). The hours will typically be M-F 8:30-3:30, with some fluctuation around garden events, camps, and garden schedules. Summer camps will take priority, and the Education Coordinator will be expected to be onsite. There will be some opportunity to “flex” hours, depending on occasional evening/weekend hours.
Educational Opportunities and Other Benefits
Gain experience designing curriculum, program development and evaluation, and managing children
Learn about sustainable, organic gardening practices
Opportunity to spend time working outdoors in beautiful Park City!
Access to fresh garden produce
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Sloane Johnson, Sloane@summitcommunitygardens.org,.
We are a community garden and a community space to Gather, Learn, and Grow.