Green Plate Special (GPS) is a rapidly growing organization currently hiring a support team for our garden to table youth programming (ages 9-14). This part-time position is an excellent opportunity for an early-career food education professional to join a fast-paced team committed to inspiring young people to experience food in new ways. Based at GPS’s 30,000 square foot garden and teaching kitchen in the Rainier Valley neighborhood as well as on-site at the multiple schools we serve; you will join a small team with big ambitions!
Mission and Programs
To empower and inspire youth to experience food in new ways through gardening, cooking and eating together. GPS works with youth ages 9-14 to foster interest and passion in food growing, cooking and healthy eating. Nutrition, culinary and environmental science, life skills and community building are the pillars of our program. The youth, families, and program partners we serve come from very diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
Reporting directly to the Education Director, you will be part of a team of education assistants and volunteers, leading students in small teams through hands-on and curriculum-based, food growing and cooking sessions, camps and field trips both on-site (GPS property) and off-site (partnering schools). In addition, the Educator Assistant (EA) will provide support in the kitchen and garden to maintain the health and proper organization of supplies and equipment. Set-up and clean-up in the kitchen, garden, and off-site, as well as caring for our flock of chickens, are also requirements.
Over time, opportunities are available to lead lessons as well as opening and closing circles. Further, there is potential for seasonally based increase of hours and responsibilities, primarily during the summer months.
Background and Skills
Schedule and Benefits
Green Plate Special is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Green Plate Special does not and will not discriminate based on race, sex, socio-economic status, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ancestry, ethnicity, marital status, religion, differences in ability, or military status in personnel operations. This includes hiring and firing of staff, recruitment and acceptance of board members, volunteers, or recruitment and acceptance of students. We are committed to creating a progressive, diverse, and inclusive environment for our staff, board members, volunteers, students, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
We strongly encourage people of color to apply.
By email ONLY - please include a Cover Letter, Resume, and two professional or education-based references
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