Garden Educator - Teaching Fellow Epiphany School

Epiphany School

About the organization

Epiphany is an independent school dedicated to providing excellent, tuition-free education to young people of all faiths, from economically disadvantaged families in Boston. Our school includes a middle school (grades 5-8) and an early learning center (infants-preschoolers). We are open 11 hours a day and strive to be a full-service school: the school day includes three meals and snacks, sports, visual and performing arts, garden-based-learning, therapy, study hall, tutoring, and much more. We are a tight-knit community, providing abiding support for our graduates and collaborating closely with our families. See our website (www.epiphanyschool.com) for more details.

We are always growing our comprehensive garden program that currently includes a 1000 square foot tropical greenhouse, a 20-raised-bed vegetable garden, and pollinator gardens. The garden program is part of every facet of the school!

Duties

We are looking for recent college graduates who feel a commitment to the city, education, children, and urban gardening and are excited about the idea of working for a full-service school that is open eleven hours a day. The Garden Teaching Fellow is a year-round position and the primary responsibility will be collaborating with the Garden Program Director to cultivate and run the program, involving all children, families, and staff at our school in growing food, cooking, working towards food justice, and coming together as a community.

Sample Responsibilities:
* Assist with planning, maintenance, and harvest in gardens and greenhouse throughout the year
* Co-teach after-school cooking and gardening club for middle school students
Support food security and food waste reduction programs such as our weekly food giveaway
* Support garden-to-kitchen connection by incorporating Epiphany-grown produce into the meal program at both schools and sending vegetables home with families and staff
* Co-teach school-day garden classes for middle school students and Early Learning Center classes
* Supervise during the school day, afternoon, and evening portion of our program (duties could include monitoring lunch, assembling breakfast, cleaning up dinner)

Qualifications

Preferred experience:
* Work with youth in some capacity (teaching experience is not required; our school environment is one of collaboration and mutual learning)
* Work with plants (farming, landscaping, gardening)

Education:
* Bachelor's degree

Salary

Americorps living allowance of $13,992 for 1,700 hours of service; free housing in Epiphany units; Americorps education award ($6,095 from the National Service Trust)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

1. Review the application instructions, materials, and links (link above)
2. Contact us with resume and cover letter at [email protected]
3. Receive invitation to schedule an initial visit to the school and gardens (virtually or in-person)
4. Complete written application with three references and transcripts
5. Receive invitation to return to teach a mini-lesson or lead an activity with youth (virtually or in-person)

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