Food and Agriculture Assistant
New York City (United States of America)
The Food and Agriculture Assistant supports day-to-day farm operations and site maintenance of New Roots Community Farm (Bronx) or New Roots Garden (Queens), implement job training and community engagement activities and supporting production and market expansion activities. This position works with staff, interns, garden members, volunteers, and community members to increase production and information exchange at the farm and garden sites. This position is currently a seasonal part-time position, with potential for extension.
·Contribute to overall site maintenance: composting, clean-up, and sourcing materials.
·Expand current growing areas, create planting schedules, and maintain shared/public areas.
·Coordinate work-day activities with community members and support volunteers on site.
·Assist with harvest and distribution through donation partner and weekly farm-stand.
·Provide support to community member working groups to implement crop planning, site maintenance, marketing, and community outreach efforts.
·Organize educational and community building events in collaboration with local partners at urban agriculture sites.
·Conduct community outreach for program initiatives.
·Develop and maintain community partnerships in the Bronx and Queens.
·Collaborate with other IRC programs to carry out job training programming hosted at farm and garden sites in the Bronx and Queens.
·Support the tracking of quantifiable measurements to assess project effectiveness.
·Other related duties as assigned.