Jobs & Internships
OPEN: Board of Directors Post
Concrete Safaris currently has two openings with our board of directors. These are volunteer positions with a fundraising component, and a commitment of 2 years. Learn more HERE.
Apply for a position below HERE.
FULL-TIME POSITIONS (PAID) -- None available at this time. Please check back next year.
PART-TIME POSITIONS (PAID)
PART-TIME POSITION (PAID)
Concrete Safaris - Harlem, NY
$15 / hour - Part-time (20 hours/week)
Opportunity for someone who loves gardening, children and youth, community building, food justice and desires to make an impact in an underserved community.
Concrete Safaris is seeking a part-time garden instructor to work with 2nd - 5th grade students in our after school and community play programs.
The Garden Educator co-teaches garden, outdoor kitchen and nature classes for Concrete Safaris after school cohort. Garden Educator will help to create and modify after-school curriculum as needed. He or she will co-teach during our community garden play days once a month on Saturdays and co-facilitate or assist in Concrete Safaris community outreach events.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Work with education manager to co-teach garden classes appropriate to an ethnically diverse, urban, 2-5th grade student population.
Teach grade-appropriate, standards-based academic content incorporated in the Concrete Safaris garden, outdoor kitchen and nature curriculum.
Guide students through propagation, planting, cultivation and maintenance of the garden, including creation and care of small garden structures.
Facilitate the set-up of teaching spaces and supplies each day, followed by the clean-up, inventory and preparation of materials each day.
Model respect and curiosity for learning. Encourage students’ interests and talents.
The Garden Educator will support Concrete Safaris' farmer by:
Maintaining facilities and equipment in good working order,
Ensuring that the garden is maintained in a manner that ensures continual readiness to host garden classes and Saturday community garden playdates
Communication and Outreach
Co-design, implement and support Concrete Safaris' “Community Play Program”
Maintain effective communication with community residents, volunteers, public school classroom teachers and administrative staff, the extended community of parents and local businesses.
Stay informed of events and activities in our partner schools. Be a positive presence in the schools.
Participate in Concrete Safaris events and community outreach efforts.
Dual report to Education Manager and Executive Director and collaborate with the entire Concrete Safaris staff. Participate in evaluation meetings with your supervisors to review performance and establish goals.
Represent Concrete Safaris, to target a greater community, through public speaking and attendance at and participation in related meetings or conferences.
Work closely with Education Manager to develop program goals. Maintain a high level of interest in the Concrete Safaris educational program components and implementation plans.
High School diploma or equivalent required
Bachelor’s degree in education, horticulture, environmental science or related field preferred
Prior experience and enthusiasm for working with school children preferred
Outgoing and friendly personality; responsible, punctual, professional and motivated
Experience living and gardening in an urban setting preferred.
Bilingual in Spanish and English a plus
Ability to meet and deal courteously with the public and garden visitors
Ability to use standard office equipment including computers, printers, fax and copy machines, and computer software including Microsoft Word and Excel
Must be available September 2017 - June 2018
Ability to stand, stoop, reach and bend. Mobility of arms to reach, dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate large and small objects.
Ability to stand for long periods.
Ability to walk long distances.
Ability to lift, push and/or pull objects, which may be approximately 50 pounds.
Ability to work outdoors and tolerate varying weather conditions.
Willingness to smell, taste and feel, in order to determine quality of raw food products
Some weekend work is required, including two Saturdays per month.
Candidate must have a non-violent, non-sexual criminal record.
Please review www.concretesafaris.org before you apply to better understand what we do. No phone calls, please.
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Garden Program Intern (Paid)
Build your skills as a Garden Program Intern by learning how to garden and how to teach gardening in the after school, summer, and field trips settings. Work with 7-12-year-old children. Must be available for 20-hours per week, including 3 - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday, during the school year. Must be physically fit and capable of gardening and staying active for up to 6 hours per day. Map reading skills a plus. Must have a non-violent, non-sexual criminal history and be between the ages of 16 and 24.
How to apply
Please complete the online application above.
- 3 months or longer
- Time commitment
- 20 hours per week
- Times of day
- Mostly Afternoons & Some Morning / Evenings
- Days of week
- Weekdays & Some Saturdays
- Fixed schedule
- Start and end dates
- Immediate start - December 2016 with possibility for extension
New York, NY
See above mentioned descriptions.
See above mentioned descriptions
All volunteers must pass the NYC DOE screening requirements, background check and National Sex Offender Check [when applicable].
Compensation and Benefits:
N/A. All positions may be adapted for an internship format. College credit may be obtained in connection with your university, so long as your university agrees.
How to Apply:
As an equal opportunity program, Concrete Safaris encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, or physical ability, and evaluates all candidates on a merit basis.
Interested? Please apply HERE.