Join our team at Backyard Growers!

We’re looking for our next community and school garden leaders!

Serve with Us (2)

Urban Agriculture Summer Internship 

We rely on our awesome summer intern team to keep everything running in the summer! Help manage the school gardens, lead summer youth programs, or plan and carry out weekly harvest at our community gardens.

Ready to apply? Read the full position description, then email your resume and cover letter to community@backyardgrowers.org

Community Engagement Coordinator– full-time TerraCorps service member position*

Community Engagement Coordinators (CEC) build the long-term capacity of their host sites by developing culturally inclusive systems, programing, partnerships, and events. By collaborating with community groups, CECs demonstrate how the sustainable use and conservation of land can help address community needs related to education, public health, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, homelessness, poverty, hunger, and cultural decline.

Read the full Community Engagement Coordinator position description here.

Youth Education Coordinator – full-time TerraCorps service member position*

Youth Education Coordinators build the long-term capacity of their host site by engaging youth in service learning, experiential education, and inquiry-based science and nature learning projects. They collaborate with schools, libraries, and youth groups on projects that connect young people to the natural world, improve science literacy, and encourage healthy lifestyles.

Read the full Youth Engagement Coordinator position description here.

*About TerraCorps:

TerraCorps, formerly MassLIFT-AmeriCorps, is an innovative national service program working to help communities conserve and secure land for the health and well-being of people and nature. Using the AmeriCorps national service model, TerraCorps prepares and mobilizes emerging leaders to help strengthen community-based nonprofits working to meet these goals.

These are full-time AmeriCorps positions requiring a minimum of 1,700 hours of service over 11 months. The 2017-18 TerraCorps program will run from August 28, 2017 – July 27, 2018. 

Application specifics, position descriptions, and information about organizations hosting TerraCorps members can be found at terracorps.org.

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interviews begin mid-April, and we aim to fill all positions by the beginning of June.

AmeriCorps programs provide equal service opportunities. TerraCorps will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to any particular status. We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service upon request.

TerraCorps is a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service: nationalservice.gov.

 

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