Job Title: Garden- to- Table Lead Program Educator (PE)
Employment Status: Full-time, 40 hours per week
FLSA Status: Non-exempt Pay: $19/hour
Report to: Education Director

Position Summary
The Program Educator (PE) will be part of a team of education assistants and volunteers, leading students in small teams through hands-on and curriculum-based food growing and cooking sessions, camps, and field trips both on-site (GPS property) and off-site (partnering schools). In addition, the PE will provide support in the kitchen and garden to maintain the organization and maintenance of supplies and equipment. The PE will help with the set-up and the clean-up in the kitchen, garden, and off-site locations. Program Educators will have opportunities to lead lessons and group activities, help to shape the curriculum, and contribute ideas for programming. This position reports directly to the Education Director. 

Primary Responsibilities
• Provides leadership and support to large groups and smaller teams of youth (4th-9th grade) in gardening, cooking, and team-building activities with guidance from the Education Director.
• Provides support to the Garden Manager to help grow and maintain the garden, including planting, harvesting, and engaging in other garden projects.
• Prepares for each session and program by reviewing agendas, learning targets and objectives, garden outlines, and recipes.
• Helps set-up and break down activities in the kitchen-classroom and the garden assists with kitchen-classroom cleaning, and helps care for our chicken flock with guidance from the Garden Manager.

• Preferred: minimum of a 4-year college degree with an education focus or equivalent experience.
• Experience working with youth, particularly in a group setting—experience with middle school youth a plus, but not required
• Experience building curriculum for youth.
• Experience working with communities that Green Plate Special serves.
• Experience or strong interest in gardening and/or organic urban farming.
• Experience or strong interest in home cooking and recipe exploration and creation.
• Some schedule flexibility, as programs vary in times from mid-morning, mid-afternoon, and some evenings and weekends.

Background and Skills
• Ability to build relationships with both youth and adults, and compassionately lead a diverse group of youth we serve.
• Excellent communication and leadership skills.
• Adaptable to a changing environment, needs of youth, their families, and our surrounding community. 

Other Requirements
• Must pass a Washington State and national background check.
• Must obtain a Washington State Food Handler’s card within 1 week following employment (paid for by GPS).
• Must have reliable transportation to and from Green Plate Special.

Schedule and Benefits
• 40 hours a week, late June-August.
• Schedule time and days vary depending on the program, with some weekends and evenings are possible (with notice).
• Snack and/or meals shared with youth and staff during sessions.

Employment Policy
Green Plate Special is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Green Plate Special does not and will not discriminate based on race, sex, socio-economic status, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ancestry, ethnicity, marital status, 
religion, differences in ability, or military status in personnel operations. This includes hiring and firing of staff, recruitment, and acceptance of board members, volunteers, or recruitment and acceptance of students. We are committed to creating an anti-racist and anti-sexist, diverse, and inclusive environment for our neighbors, students, staff, board members, volunteers, subcontractors, and

We strongly encourage people of color and LGTBTQ+ to apply.

Please email a letter of interest and resume to:

(206) 602-6845
2115 25th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

On the corner of 25th Ave S and S. Walker, next to the 2100 Building

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