Youth Program Instructor

Job
Organization: 

Address:

Moab, UT
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Overview:

We are looking for individuals interested in working as an educator in a hands-on, outdoor setting with a variety of our elementary programs. In the spring & fall, we host two after-school programs, lead Garden Classroom field trips, and run a Spring Break & Fall Break camp. During the summer, four instructors collaborate to implement our nine-week Summer Camp program. YGP Summer Camp provides much needed hands-on, high-quality childcare for 1st-6th graders during summer break.

Dates: March 14th, 2023 — October 31st, 2023

Compensation: $15/hour; 35 hours/week in the spring & fall, 38 hours/week in summer

http://youthgardenproject.org/workwithus

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 o 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

Other Youth Program Duties 

  • Build relationships with the schools and teachers in addition to families of program attendees
  • Utilize Positive Youth Development and restorative principles when engaging with students 
  • Assist the Youth Programs Teams with implementing secondary school programs as needed
  • Develop & administer program evaluations and interpret data with Youth Programs Director
  • Track numbers and compile other data for reporting & grant writing purposes

How to Apply:

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 erin.v@youthgardenproject.org.

Application period is open until filled