Summer Garden Educator

$15.00 hourly
  • Summit Community Gardens
  • Mar 16, 2023
Seasonal Education Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

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 Summer Garden Educator is primarily responsible for working with the Director of Education in supporting and expanding the youth education programs, including summer camps, and summer garden events. The Summer Garden Educator will be expected to be onsite for all youth camps and activities.  

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. 

Primary Responsibilities

Educational Leadership

  • 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

Minimum Qualifications 

  • 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,,.