Community Garden and Youth Program Manager: Full Time

Application Deadline: March 7th 
Position Start Date: early April
Description: The Community Garden and Youth Program Manager (Manager) will be responsible for the overall planning and management of the VINES community gardens and related educational programming.  The Manager will deliver community-based youth development programming that focuses on empowering youth through gardening and healthy eating. This includes planning and implementing a summer youth employment program (Grow Binghamton) and coordinating gardening education for elementary school children through the Sprouts Program.  The Manager will work closely with the Urban Farm Manager (UFM) with to coordinate programming related to VINES’ farms and markets.
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Farm Share Program Assistant: Part Time

May-November 2017
: VINES Binghamton Farm Share programming helps to increase access to healthy, affordable foods in the Binghamton area, improve food security and encourage residents to make healthier decisions for reducing diet-related diseases.  This RHSC Farm Share Program Assistant will focus on the development and expansion of new and existing educational materials and work directly with members to understand how to identity, store, and prepare produce.  This RHSC member will assist the Program Coordinator with the implementation of the program.  This includes coordinating drop-off and pick-up times for shares from local farmers, distribution of shares to residents, and coordinaton of nutrition and cooking demonstrations at distribution sites.  This  position includes a living stipend and an education award toward student loans/future education.  Hours for the month of May are mostly evenings/weekends and could work around the schedule of a student.

For more information and to apply visit the Rural Health Service Corps (scroll to bottom of page).



Urban Farm Internship

Summer 2017
: The Urban Farm Intern will assist in the day to day work required during the growing season on an urban farm built on formerly vacant lots in downtown Binghamton. Responsibilities include general garden and orchard care, working with community members and community partner organizations, and working with other VINES staff to ensure a successful growing season. The intern will learn how to do more complicated farm tasks such as soil fertility management, crop planning, and a diversity of other agricultural techniques. For credit at Binghamton University or SUNY Broome.

Email cover letter and resume to Anthony@vinesgardens.org by March 15th to apply.


Farm Share Food Systems Internship

Summer and/or Fall 2017
Description: This Internship focuses on Binghamton Farm Share, a VINES program that connects residents of all income levels to fresh produce from local farmers. It involves direct service in the community addressing food justice, agriculture, and community engagement. Main responsibilities include interacting with community members to distribute local produce at the same time and place each week, providing support and education to participants, processing payment including EBT (food stamp) transactions, and tracking customers. Other duties include creating recipes, recruiting members, and helping organize events. Candidate should have strong written and oral communications skills, interest in nutrition/health and wellness and be an organized, detail-oriented individual capable of working independently. Intern must be available Thursday and Friday evenings. Must also have reliable transportation, the ability to lift 50lbs, and some experience with cooking. Experience with managing social media, and/or photo, video, or audio editing software is a plus.  Preference will be given to applicants who can intern in both the summer and fall.

Email cover letter and resume to farmshare@vinesgardens.org by March 15th to apply.

Check back for other opportunities. Hiring for youth employment program (ages 14-21) starts in late February.