Founded in 2013, EATS (Eat Awesome Things at School) Park City’s mission is dedicated to ensuring every student has opportunities to develop lifelong healthy habits and access to fresh, nutritious, appealing food. We work with the school district and our community to improve the school food program using education as the foundation for change. We are funded through individuals, foundations, and corporate sponsorship.
EATS Park City is seeking a part-time Garden Coordinator in Park City, Utah.
The EATS Garden Coordinator will be responsible for running the Indoor and Outdoor Garden program in the Park City School District. They will work closely with the Program Manager to further develop this program. The Garden Coordinator will contribute to the operational success of EATS Park City by assisting with development of the garden program, delivery, quality control and evaluation. The Garden Coordinator will play a key role as an external face of EATS Park City in the nonprofit and local community.
The Garden Coordinator will work with the Park City School District to implement effective hands-on courses and programs teaching nutrition education that healthy eating can be delicious, enjoyable and available to all students. The Garden Coordinator will work with all teachers in the District that have indoor and outdoor gardens.
The primary focus of the Garden Coordinator role is work with on-site school garden managers (usually teachers) on both the indoor and outdoor gardens by supporting them in operation and curriculum. The needs of each on-site manager may vary.
Priority # 1 (Tower Gardens):
There are currently seven Tower Gardens in the Park City School District, one at each school. The goal of the indoor Tower Gardens is to introduce kids to growing foods they may not be familiar with, teach them how to care for plants as part of their classroom, and have them try a healthy food that may become a new part of their diet.
Priority # 2 (McPolin Outdoor Garden):
We have received confirmation from this school to work cooperatively in order to install more horse troughs and assist in creating curriculum.
Priority # 3 (Parley’s Outdoor Garden):
We have requested funds to install and develop outdoor gardens and “Seed to Plate” curriculum.
The Garden Coordinator responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to:
Coordinators and volunteer members are part of local organization and take part in all associated training and activities. New EATS members will receive orientation training from staff leading each program. Members will be part of a peer network volunteers, community members and be a part of regular training opportunities for new programs.
Work from your own home office, various community organization settings, and regular travel throughout Park City, Utah for programming. Work hours will include early mornings (7 am) and after-school. Weekend and evening meetings may be required.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual to gain experience in program management and help grow, develop and evaluate community-based nutrition education programs. The successful candidate will partner with the Program Manager and may work collaboratively with other nonprofits. Specific requirements include:
Part-time, paid position: $2,400 per semester; average 7.5 hours per 20 weeks (flexible hours on a weekly basis)
Equal Opportunity Employer
For questions about EATS, contact: Jenae Ridge at firstname.lastname@example.org