Overview

Dates: March 14th, 2023 — October 31st, 2023
Compensation: $15/hour; 35 hours/week in the spring & fall, 38 hours/week in summer

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 and Responsibilities:
SPRING & FALL
• 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 (Preschool-6th grades) using
YGP’s curriculum.
• Assist with our once a month Harvest of the Month garden-to-school nutrition education
program during school lunches

SUMMER
• 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

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Teaching/Education

Preferred Skills:

• Responsible and reliable, with strengths in time management, prioritizing and delegating tasks
• Works well independently and in a team setting with an ability to communicate positively and effectively with staff and community members
• Demonstrates a strong work ethic and enthusiasm for the YGP mission
• Experience working directly with youth, an interest in experiential education, and a desire to work with children
• Problem solver who is flexible and able to improvise
• Hands-on gardening experience

About The Youth Garden Project

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.

Application Instructions

Please e-mail a brief cover letter and an attached resume with 1-3 references (that can speak to your experience working with kids or other job duties) to Youth Programs Director, Erin Vick, at [email protected] Application is open until filled.