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Food Gatherers Positions

Development Associate

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Development Associate is responsible for data entry, tracking, thanking and cultivating Food Gatherers donors through the management of Food Gatherers’ SAGE Fundraising 50 database and Stewardship Program. The DA is also responsible for researching and writing grants and coordinating special events and fund-raising activities. The Development Associate represents Food Gatherers to all stakeholders in accordance with the established guidelines and values.

Interested candidates should apply by 5pm on Friday, May 2.  To apply, please send your current resume and a cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Full job description PDF

Receptionist

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Receptionist serves as the initial point of contact for callers and visitors and is responsible the day-to-day, general office functions of the organization.   The Receptionist represents Food Gatherers to all stakeholders in accordance with the established guidelines and values.  

Interested candidates should apply by 5pm on Friday, May 2.  To apply, please send your current resume and a cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Full job description PDF

Social Media and Marketing Intern

Are you a fan of Facebook? Are you LinkedIn? Do you tweet, blog and post to Instagram? If yes, then this internship is for you. As the Social Media and Marketing Intern you will help tell the story of Food Gatherers, our network of program partners and how together we fight hunger in our community. You will interview volunteers, visit agencies, speak with clients and staff. You will take photos, videos and write blog content and promote it using social media channels. In the area of marketing you will blend your knowledge of social media and online marketing to build upon existing marketing and fundraising campaigns. 

You will be required to commit to a range of 8-15 hours a week with the flexibility to work off-site. An 8 week minimum commitment is required. This position is un-paid.

Interested candidates should apply by 5pm on Friday, May 2.  To apply, please send your current resume and a cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Help the Campus Farm Grow: Take Our Survey!

Survey questionnaire

Do you want to help the Campus Farm grow? Do you want to win a free "Kale to the Victors" t-shirt? If yes, then please take our survey. Your feedback helps shape future programming! 

You can take the survey here:  Campus Farm Survey 

Hurry -- the opportunity to win a free t-shirt will end at noon on Thursday (April 10)! 

Lansing Roots Intern - Multiple Positions

Greetings!

 

Lansing Roots, a new program under the Greater Lansing Food Bank, is designed to help limited resource and/or historically under-served individuals from the greater Lansing area begin successful market gardening and farming enterprises through an incubator farm setting. Participants of Lansing Roots receive a small plot of land to start their own farms and are provided workshops focused around practical skills in agriculture and business and a collaborative network through which to market and sell the food produced.

 

We are currently seeking interns to fulfill various roles within the Lansing Roots program for the upcoming 2014 Summer/Fall positions:

 

·         Community Farm Horticulture Assistant

·         Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program Assistant

·         Community Liaison for Refugee and Immigrant Farmers

·         Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Newsletter Assistant

·         Farm Marketing and Sales Assistant

 

Positions are expected to be filled by May 2014; however, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Full position descriptions and directions on how to apply attached.  

Read more: Lansing Roots Intern - Multiple Positions

Nature and Nurture Gardener and Farmer

Organic Landscape Gardening and Farming in Ann Arbor 

Organic Landscape Gardening and Farm business based in Ann Arbor is looking for full-time and part-time help, April-November, 3-5 days/week. We are looking for help with installation and maintenance of residential gardens and also for help on our organic farm. 

Qualifications: 

Are you looking for an outdoor job? 

Do you have experience doing strenuous physical labor? 

Do you want to learn about organic gardening and ecological restoration? 

Do you have the time and ability to work at least 18-40 or more hours per week? 

Are you strong and in good physical condition? 

Are you a self-motivated, reliable worker? 

Do you have your own vehicle? 

$9/hr starting wage 

If you wish to apply, send a RESUME with a cover letter and 3 professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Farm Intern - Growing Hope

Organization Description: Growing Hope is a non-profit organization located in Ypsilanti, MI, that works to help people improve their lives and communities through gardening and increasing healthy food access, particularly for low-income families and individuals that otherwise would not have access to gardening resources and fresh produce.

Contact Person: Jared Talaga (Farm Manager) 
Phone: (734) 786-8401
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Number of Internship Openings: 3
Status: Unpaid
Availability: Positions open beginning April - August (not required to do a full 5 months.)
Hours: 20 hours per week (e.g. spring: 4 hours on TuesdayWednesday mornings, all day Friday).

Description: Growing Hope is looking for interns who are interested in learning the skills needed to run a small urban farm.  We grow a diversity of vegetables, fruits, and herbs on our small (less than 1 acre) urban demonstration farm in the city of Ypsilanti, Michigan.  Interns will learn about organic farming practices, complete regular farm tasks, and learn the responsibilities required for maintaining a farm business from our experienced farm managers.  These skills include weeding, bed prepping, compost production, vegetable growing, harvesting/marketing techniques, and farm leadership.  This is a great opportunity for someone(s) looking to learn how to run a small, diversified vegetable farm and market their produce in the area of southeast Michigan (or beyond).  An ideal candidate is someone who is eager to learn, patient, and committed.  Though we prefer interns who would like to stay for the whole season, we will consider applicants who are interested in a minimum of a one-month experience.

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