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Food Literacy Project Job Opening

The FLP is seeking farm-based educators for the 2012 growing season.

Job Opening: Farm-Based Educator

Terms: Seasonal, Non-exempt position. 10-20 hours per week from March through mid-November 2012.

Compensation: $10/hour

Responsibilities: Farm-based educators deliver direct service to youth, pre-k through adult, on the farm and in local schools and community centers, as well as maintaining our Youth Learning Garden and other program areas. Educators also help with administrative and office tasks associated with managing a small nonprofit, including mailings, running errands, printing of newsletters and other publications, managing program supplies and other tasks as needed. The majority of work is done outdoors, can be physically demanding, and will include some manual labor. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree preferred, or equivalent experience
  • Experience teaching or working with children or the desire to learn; experience with diverse populations, especially at-risk youth is beneficial.
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Be physically able to participate in and lead farm and garden work projects, and to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Shares a commitment to FLP's mission; experience as a volunteer or paid staff for a small, community-based non-profit organization
  • Self-directed and organized, with excellent communication skills
  • Adaptability, creativity, and independence
  • Background in or interest in sustainable agriculture, community food security, cooking, and/or nutrition are also assets
To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter, along with 5 references (3 professional and 2 personal) to:
 
Angelique Perez
Program Director
The Food Literacy Project
9001 Limehouse Ln
Louisville, KY 403222
 
Hard copy submission are preferred, but electronic applications are accepted by email: angelique@foodliteracyproject.org
 
Applications will be accepted until Monday, February 6th at 5:00 pm