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.
Youth Leadership Program Manager
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the 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.
Youth Program Associate
The Youth Program Associate under the direction of the Executive Director and Youth Program Manager 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.
Operations and Development Assistant Director
The Development & Operations Assistant Director is an integral position at Gardening the Community, overseeing the organization's day to day management and its overall development strategies including staff events and communication, stewardship, and research and tracking. This position works closely with the Executive Director to ensure the management of GTC's operations and development systems are supported and utilized to ensure organizational effectiveness and inform donor development strategy. Learn more and apply.
Farm Store Assistant
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.
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.