Farm to Table Garden Internship in New York State

Totem Pole on FarmThe Sylvia Center (TSC) in Kinderhook, New York is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire children to eat well through hands-on learning experiences on the farm and in the kitchen. Through our programs, children learn what fresh food is, how delicious it tastes, and how to prepare it for themselves and their families. In our Children’s Garden, outdoor kitchen on Katchkie Farm, and in local schools and community centers, we teach skills that inspire children to establish independent healthy eating habits – so that they may lead healthy and productive lives.

Internship Description
The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm is offering a 6-month internship for our Farm to Table Garden Program for the 2015 growing season. Working in collaboration with the Education Director and Culinary Instructor, the Farm to Table Garden Program Intern will learn to develop, prepare for, and eventually act as the lead instructor for the garden component of our farm to table educational programs. This individual will come to hold a leadership role in the management of the half-acre Children’s Garden, manage the care of animals on the farm, assist in leading volunteers in the field, help with the culinary portion of the program as needed, help conduct special on and off farm events and programs, and provide general operational and administrative support to the non-profit. Educational opportunity topics include: farm to table education for children, small scale organic gardening, and basic culinary technique and meal creation. The Farm to Table Garden Program Intern will work directly with, and be supervised by, the Education Director.

Internship Schedule
The Garden Program Internship begins May 4, 2015 and ends October 30, 2015. The number of days and hours per week will vary over the course of the season. May and October will be 5 days/week at 40-45 hrs/week. June and September will be 5-6 days/week at 50-55 hrs/week. July and August will be 5-6 days/week at 55 hrs/week. Chores will be assigned for days off on a rotating basis.
Compensation
Educational opportunities, stipend, organic produce, and free-range eggs (when available).
For a full description about this position and instructions on how to apply, please visit: http://sylviacenter.org/category/employment/

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