Job Openings

 

City Schoolyard Garden Opportunities

Organizational Interns  City Schoolyard Garden (CSG) is currently recruiting for two, Organizational Interns for the 2018-19 academic year. Volunteer internships are available August -May, 10-15 hours/week. City Schoolyard Garden interns engage at multiple levels in the dynamic workings of a small non-profit with focus on three core areas:

  • Program research and evaluation-Working closely with the CSG staff, the intern will help implement evaluation of CSG programs including tracking program results, surveying and data compilation.
  • Organizational support – The intern will provide support for specific organizational functions such as community outreach (CSG blog, facebook and e-news), fundraising and grant reporting, developing a tool kit of garden educator resources, website updates and general administrative activities.
  • Engaging with youth garden projects– The intern will have some opportunities to participate in garden programming and support, CSG events and garden workdays.

 

Garden Coordinators  City Schoolyard Garden has a garden coordinator at each of our schoolyard gardens. The Garden Coordinator (GC) has the following four core functions. Openings vary, please reach out for details.

  • Maintain a garden – maintain a bountiful, diverse organic vegetable, fruit, and, herb garden at one or two Charlottesville City Schools throughout the academic year and in the summer.
  • Engage students and teachers – engage students and teachers in the garden through experiential activities and garden based lessons.
  • Create connections – create connections between CSG, the elementary school, and the broader community.
  • Contribute as part of the City Schoolyard Garden team with organizational activities such as community events, social media and community outreach, evaluation tracking, lesson design, etc.

 

Development and Fundraising  City Schoolyard Garden grew out of a community volunteer effort to provide every student in Charlottesville City Schools with an opportunity to engage in gardening. We utilize the garden as a classroom for building equity, youth leadership, academic strength and team work. We have been fortunate to receive generous support from local, state and federal sources to keep our gardens growing. Over the past five years alone we have grown from one to eight gardens, from reaching 500 youth to reaching 3,500, and now provide 22,000 fresh healthy snacks to youth each year. We are looking to match our philanthropy efforts with this growth in our programs. We are seeking a passionate and skilled fundraiser to align philanthropy efforts with CSG’s mission. Openings vary, please reach out for details.

 

**City Schoolyard Garden is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, bilingual and bicultural individuals, people who have experienced poverty, women, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical status.

For questions or more information regarding open positions, email grow@cityschoolyardgarden.org.