About VINES & Our Community
VINES is Binghamton, NY based organization committed to developing a just and sustainable food system through community gardening & urban agriculture. VINES’ programs serve a diverse population and we are committed to building a diverse staff to lead our programming and support our community.
Binghamton is an extremely affordable community to live in, has the benefits of an urban city center in close proximity to a beautiful rural landscape with a lot of outdoor activities, and was recently named “the fifth-best Northeast city to live in after the coronavirus pandemic”. Binghamton is home to Binghamton University and is located in the Southern Tier of New York, along the border of PA and is 3.5 hours to NYC, 1 hour to Syracuse & Ithaca, and 2.5 hours from Albany.
Urban Farm Manager (Full Time, Starting Mid-Late September 2020)
Description: The Urban Farm Manager will be responsible for the overall planning and management of VINES Binghamton Urban Farm and the peri-urban Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse Farm in Conklin. The Urban Farm Manager will also manage a great team of volunteers, assist in overseeing VINES’ Grow Binghamton youth employment program, and teach educational workshops. There is a lot of opportunity for growth & creativity in this position!
Read the below job description for full position description & directions on applying. Apply by August 24th, 2020 at noon.
INTERNSHIP POSITIONS: Fall 2020
Farm Share Food Systems Internship, Fall 2020
This internship focuses on 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, providing support and education to participants, processing payment including EBT (food stamp) transactions, and tracking customers. Other duties include assisting in preparation for distribution, member nutrition education, outreach and marketing. Candidate should have strong written and oral communications skills, interest in nutrition/health and wellness, and social justice and be an organized, detail-oriented individual capable of working independently. Intern must be available Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Weekly total hours average ten to fifteen hours. Must also have reliable transportation, a clean driving record, the ability to lift 50lbs, and some experience with cooking.
To apply email cover letter and resume to Alice Caroompas, at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 17th at noon.