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This job expired on January 20, 2023

Youth Programs Instructor Youth Garden Project

  • Date Posted November 21, 2022
  • Location Moab, UT
  • Category Education / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description The Youth Garden Project (YGP) is a non-profit organization located in the beautiful red rock country of Moab, UT. Our mission is to “cultivate healthy children, families, and community through educational programs and connecting people with food from seed to table.” The garden is located on 1.5 acres adjacent to the high school and Mill creek, includes two outdoor classroom spaces, a chicken coop, a historic building which serves as our office, a commercial kitchen, a rabbit enclosure, two greenhouses, over 80 garden beds, and a fruit tree orchard. Job description Dates: March 14th, 2023 — October 31st, 2023

We are looking for individuals interested in working as an educator in a hands-on, outdoor setting within a variety of our elementary educational programs. In the spring & fall, we host two after-school programs, lead Garden Classroom field trips, and run a Spring Break & Fall Break camp—all of which will be facilitated primarily by two instructors. During the summer, four instructors collaborate to implement our nine-week Summer Camp program. YGP Summer Camp provides much needed hands-on, high-quality child care for 1st – 6th graders during the summer break.

Primary Duties
• Plan and lead activities for two After-School Programs
• Develop and facilitate garden-based activities for Spring Break Camp & Fall Break Camp
• Teach Garden Classroom Field Trips for all Grand County students (PreK-6th) using YGP’s curriculum
• Assist with our once a month Harvest of the Month garden-to-school nutrition education program during school lunches

• Four instructors will work as a cohesive team to run our nine-week Summer Camp program
• Instructors will receive an in-depth training prior to leading camp on working with kids of different age groups in an outdoor setting
• All instructors will plan, organize, and lead Summer Camp with guidance and support from the Youth Programs Director. Daily Summer Camp responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Ensure overall smoothness of the Summer Camp day including safety of campers
  • Prepare materials for activities and snacks
  • Manage groups of children while building relationships/rapport with them
  • Lead two-three activities per day with co-instructors and facilitate free play
  • Encourage campers to learn, have fun, and connect with the garden
  • Communicate with parents/guardians
  • Assist with creating experiential, fun, and educational activities related to each Summer Camp theme
  • Provide positive and constructive feedback to co-workers 
  • Participate in debriefs with the programs team to provide reflection on day-to-day activities

Other Youth Program Duties
• Build relationships with the schools and teachers in addition to families of program attendees
• Utilize Positive Youth Development and restorative principles when engaging with students
• Assist the Youth Programs Teams with implementing secondary school programs as needed
• Develop & administer program evaluations and interpret data with Youth Programs Director
• Track numbers and compile other data for reporting & grant writing purposes Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions
This job expired on January 20, 2023
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