Employment with GTC
Gardening the Community (GTC) is a grassroots food justice and youth development program based in Springfield, MA. We work to build healthy and equitable communities through organizing to change the local food system, urban agriculture, and youth leadership development. Our work is focused in the Mason Square neighborhood of Springfield, which is a food desert and has suffered greatly from structural racism and disinvestment.
Assistant Manager, Youth Leadership Program
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Assistant Manager of the Youth Leadership Program leads GTC’s youth development program. The program supports young people engaged with GTC in becoming strong, confident leaders who think critically about the world around them, understand the importance of access to healthy and locally grown food for all families, and advocate for food and racial justice. Learn more and apply.
The Farm Manager is an integral position at Gardening the Community, stewarding and supporting multiple urban farming sites in Springfield. Learn more and apply.
Farm Store and Food Access Assistant Manager
This role helps to lead and coordinate the day-to-day Food Access, including the Farm Store operations, including scheduling staff and monitoring inventory according to planning and financial goal setting. This position also coordinates and promotes GTC’s efforts to educate the community about the farm store, our CSA (GTC EATS) and the public benefit for SNAP recipients, HIP. This position is the front-line contact for relationships with clients, vendors and works with the youth program staff to support youth participants. Learn more and apply.
Farm Store Associate
The goal of this temporary position is to help fill immediate gaps in Farm Store staffing coverage while GTC evaluates the longterm farm store needs. This role will also assist with other projects, as needed. Learn more and apply.
The Finance Assistant is responsible for providing financial and administrative support to ensure the smooth operational functioning of Gardening the Community, particularly as it relates to handling cash and check deposits from sales and events, processing markets and wholesale operation transactions, invoicing, contract and grants management and data analysis and tracking. Learn more and apply.
Internships with GTC
We seek interns year-round for a variety of positions and projects. Internships generally entail work in Springfield as well as work remotely, but entirely remote options may be accommodated. We are very excited to find students interested in working with us over 2 semesters or longer. The internships are unpaid and are generally 5 - 10 hours/week.
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