City Green is seeking one, full-time, energetic, dynamic, and flexible SCA intern to support our Community Horticulture Department. Intern will work in both education and horticulture to provide both:
1) "City Sprouts" after-school and summer camp garden education for children aged PreK – 12 years old. City Sprouts tasks will include driving City Green vehicles to satellite garden sites, following the City Sprouts curriculum to provide high quality garden programs, lesson preparation and clean-up, and working as a team with other educators or assistants.
2) Garden maintenance in our perennial flower and vegetable gardens used for educational and community programming. Garden tasks will include watering, weeding, pruning, planting, mulching, and joining community volunteers for large garden projects.
This is a physical, high-energy position, and interns will be asked to work both independently and in a team.
Combining garden and educational experience, we hope SCA interns will get a holistic, hands-on experience at City Green, coming away from the program with both horticultural skills and valuable outdoor educational experience. City Green celebrates promoting access to beautiful green spaces in the community, locally grown vegetables, ecologically vibrant gardens, and experiential garden opportunities for the community.
Interest and basic skills in vegetable gardening
Interest and basic skills in perennial gardening
High energy, flexibility, and a positive attitude
Some experience working with youth
Some experience with youth behavior management
Willingness and ability to effectively lead a group in the garden
Comfortable working outside in all weather and capable of lifting 40 pounds
Comfortable working with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
Must be a team player and can work independently
Basic proficiency in Spanish preferred
A valid driver’s license
Willingness to drive to garden sites in urban areas using company vehicles
- $400/wk Living Allowance (pre-tax)
- $3,247 AmeriCorps Education Award (requires successful completion of full term of service/900 hours). Intern MUST enroll in the AmeriCorps Ed Award Program.
For SCA’s COVID guidance, please refer to www.thesca.org/covid.
Position ID: PO-00735006
Expected Dates: May 22, 2023 - December 31, 2023
171 Grove Street
Clifton, NJ 07042
Training Provided: All staff at City Green receive CPR/First Aid and ServSafe trainings.
Educational/Recreational Opportunities: The member will learn techniques in vegetable and perennial garden maintenance and installment, as well as skills in outdoor environmental education.
Handicap Accessible?: No
Main Area of Focus: Education and Interpretation
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible
Driving Logistics: Recommended
Vehicles are recommended only for driving to and from work. City Green vehicles will be used during work hours.
Housing or Stipend Provided?
D. No housing is available
US Citizenship: No