Work With Us
Come live in Moab for a season as a 6-month Youth Programs Instructor! You’ll gain professional experience in hands-on learning, gardening, and so much more.
Full Time Employment
Join the YGP team! We employ five full-time, year-round staff. Benefits and IRA match opportunities included.
If you don’t want to choose between teaching and farming, then don’t! As the Garden Based Educator and Farm Hand, you’d get to do both.
Youth Programs Instructor Internship
We are NOW HIRING for 2022 Spring & Summer internships! Download the full position description at the link below.
We are looking for individuals interested in working as an educator in a hands-on, outdoor setting within a variety of our elementary educational programs. In the spring, we host two After-School Programs, lead Garden Classroom Field Trips, and run a weeklong Spring Break Camp—all of which will be facilitated primarily by two instructors. During the summer, four instructors collaborate to implement our nine-week Summer Camp program.
As a YGP Youth Programs Instructor, you will get the chance to:
- Gain experience teaching elementary-aged students
- Build your teaching skill set by leading hands-on science & nutrition lessons
- Learn about how a garden can be used as a teaching tool
- Build relationships with students, teachers, summer campers, & families
- Write and implement creative lessons & activities
- Connect children with gardens, food, & community
- Support YGP community events
- Learn about YGP as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
- And more!
Hear what past interns have to say about their time working at the Youth Garden Project.
This internship helped me grow as a teacher and deepened my understanding of and appreciation for garden education and community agriculture. I learned so much about teaching different age levels and developing lessons that keep kids engaged – all while being able to get my hands in the dirt! In addition, I felt as though the mentorship I received during the course of this internship was extremely valuable and made me think critically about my role as an educator and how to meet each learner where they’re at.
My experience at YGP helped me to discover my passion for environmental education. While in the Peace Corps, I have used YGP lesson plan ideas and gardening skills, and I can confidently say that my YGP internship made me a more successful Peace Corps Volunteer. When I finish the Peace Corps in May 2016, I will get my Master’s in Education with an Environmental Education focus.
My experience at YGP taught me so much about working with students of all ages and teaching creatively in the outdoors. YGP is an incredible community, with an awesome staff who care about every intern’s professional development and personal growth. I fell in love with Moab, and since leaving YGP, I’ve been working at the Moab Museum handling community outreach and using the science communication and teaching skills that I honed at YGP every day.
I’ve learned a lot from my time here: how to teach in an outdoor setting, how to interact with students of all ages, various gardening and cooking skills. But the most important lesson I’ve learned from the Youth Garden Project is how to make a community.
Current openings at the Youth Garden Project.
Come grow with us!
All full-time positions are currently filled.
All AmeriCorps positions are currently filled.
Garden-Based Educator & Farm Hand
9 month position; February 22, 2022 – November 23, 2022
View position description and application instructions here.Open until filled; posted 11/23/2021
Youth Program Instructor Internship (Spring & Summer)
Dates: March 1st, 2022 — August 26th, 2022
View internship description here.
Hiring for two positions.
Summer/Fall internships will open up later this season, stay tuned!