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Full Time Employment
Join the YGP team! We employ five full-time, year-round staff. Benefits and IRA match opportunities included.
Whether working a full season as a farm hand or just a summer as an educator, our seasonal team members learn skills in garden-based education, sustainable agriculture, and nonprofit work.
Youth Programs Instructors
Instructor positions for summer 2023 will open in late February.
Our Youth Programs Instructors work together in a hands-on, outdoor setting to lead a variety of elementary education programs. In the Spring & Fall, YGP hosts two after-school programs, Garden Classroom field trips, and a Spring Break & Fall Break Camp. During the summer, instructors lead YGP Summer Camp, providing much needed high-quality child care for 1st – 6th graders during the summer break. Instructors spend their seasons in a garden in Moab getting to know some of the youngest members of our wonderful community!
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!
Youth Programs Instructor Experiences
Hear what past instructors 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.
Our full-season Youth Programs Instructor positions are filled for 2023. Applications for the summer-only instructor positions will open in late February.
All AmeriCorps positions are currently filled.
Seed crew is our summer youth development and employment program for high schoolers. More information can be found here. Check back in spring 2023 for openings.