Celebrate the culture of agriculture & share skills (Growing! Cooking! Eating!)

Hi all,

Exciting news!  Wanted to let everyone know we’re seeking a part-time, spring/summer Truck Farm Education Coordinator to begin in mid/late April.  All details below.

Position Title: Truck Farm Education Coordinator

Date(s): May – September 2012

Wage: 25-30 hrs/week, $10.25 per hour

Program overview:  Truck Farm is an edible education project which will bring farm experiences to Omaha area youth.  It is a garden planted in the back of a pick-up truck that will travel around Omaha and the surrounding area showing kids how food is grown through hands-on experiences.

Specific Responsibilities:

  •  Coordinate, design, and implement educational projects utilizing the Truck Farm to engage students in thinking about where their food comes from. Educator will carry out 3-4 youth education programs per week with the Truck Farm and conduct 1-2 hour lessons at each site
  •   Create and implement fun and engaging gardening lessons for Truck Farm visits. Lessons will convey the basic understanding of plant biology, healthy food choices, gardening, and food systems. All lessons will be hands-on and include activities like planting, composting, tasting, harvesting, and livestock visits
  •  Plan and schedule educational and site visits with local youth organizations, farmer’s markets, and other community groups (e.g. after school programs, Boy’s/Girl’s Club, YMCA, community gardens)
  • Perform Truck Farm garden maintenance including planting, weeding, watering, etc.
  • Promote Truck Farm and Truck Farm activities though events, social media, and blog entries.

Qualifications Needed:  BA/BS or higher, preferable in Education/Biology field or equivalent experience; Good computer skills, including word, excel, social media; Driver’s license and familiarity with city driving and operation of a small pick-up truck; Interest in local food systems, advocacy, and gardening; Experience with youth education and lesson planning; Previous experience in education, agriculture, environmental studies, health and nutrition, or related fields; Familiarity with community gardens or urban agriculture; Strong people and leadership skills.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:

Dan Susman at growingcitiesmovie@gmail.com

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