Farm to School Garden Coordinator – Full time, Seasonal, Paid
Sustainable Nantucket is seeking a Farm to School Garden Coordinator to work in our Farm to School Garden this season. The position is for 30 hours/week from June to August and 20 hours/week from September to October.
Under the direction of the Farm to School Manager, the Farm to School Coordinator will plan, implement, and oversee the growing, harvesting, and maintenance of the Farm to School Garden–the Joyce N. Furman Youth Garden. They will work in partnership with the Farm to School Manager to develop garden-related curriculum, instruct Farm to School programs including Farm to School Summer Camp, Half Day/Day in The Garden and Harvest Dinner. Additionally, they will work with the Farm to School Manager to develop material for and promote the Harvest of the Month Program, teach the Farm to School Middle School Apprenticeship Program and uphold the mission of Sustainable Nantucket and the goals of the Farm to School Program.
After two seasons of successful work, there is an opportunity for promotion for this position. At this point the responsibilities of the Garden Coordinator would include, but not be limited to, an opportunity/expectation that the Garden Coordinator will take on a project that will further their professional development as well as benefit the Farm to School program.
This position will be available June 1st – October 31st
Previous experience and/or education in gardening, horticulture, permaculture, and/or sustainability (or a related field)
Interest in learning about agriculture, nutrition, and teaching youth and the community about the local food system
Desire to learn or improve agricultural skills
Experience working with children and enjoys working with children
CORI Authorization (can be completed after hiring)
Strong communication skills
Problem solving ability
Works well with minimal supervision
Works well with others and independently
Shows attention to detail
Willingness to learn on the job in an environment that changes quickly
Spanish-speaking a plus
While Sustainable Nantucket will help provide contacts for pursuing finding seasonal housing, ultimately housing on the island is the responsibility of the accepted candidate.
Thank you for your interest!
To apply, please send a resume with 3 work/academic references to the Farm to School Manager, Calin Duke, at f2s@sustainablenantucket.