The Food Project seeks individuals with a strong desire to become fully invested in their enterprise during their time with them. They hold high expectations for their youth and in order to foster their potential they require their Crew Leaders to be strong role models. Ideal candidates possess enthusiasm for working with youth, interest in The Food Project’s mission, a strong work ethic and a good sense of humor. While the organization is deeply committed to building a sustainable food system, they do not require candidates to be well versed in agriculture or the food production system. Show that you can bring energy, and an open mind to the table and they will teach you the rest!
What is the work like?
Every day is a little different. You will farm on suburban and urban land (weeding, harvesting, washing, planting), sell produce at Farmers’ Markets, prepare and serve lunches at Hunger Relief Organizations and prepare community lunches where neighbors, youth and staff come together to share the harvest. Each day is a mix of field work, games, workshops, and community building activities.
Crew Leader applicants must have/be:
- A high school diploma 20 years of age by June 24, 2011
- Prior experience working with teenagers
- Ability to perform rigorous and demanding physical labor
- Interest in community service, the environment, and multicultural teambuilding
- Ability to motivate a group of young people while fostering their potential
- Openness to one’s own personal growth
- Background and experiences that reflect the rich diversity of the young people who participate in the program
- The capability to uphold high standards set by the community
- Ability to work in a team as well as independently
- Be dependable, organized, flexible, and have a sense of humor
A weekly stipend of $520 is provided. This is a summer position.
For more information and to apply, check out: thefoodproject.org and MOJO.