We use our head, heart, and hands to grow and distribute healthy food for our community in a way that conserves, protects, and restores the natural environment. We provide meaningful educational and volunteer work experiences to re-connect people with the source of their food, to foster community awareness of food issues, and to enhance community health. We honor the legacy of Nick and Bambi Venetucci, and the spirit of generosity reflected in the principles of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation.
Job Title: Education Program Intern
The Education Program Intern will assist the Education Program Coordinator with the development, scheduling, and implementation of all education programs at the farm for a wide variety of age groups, addressing where food comes from, what it takes to grow, prepare, and preserve it, and the importance of locally grown food. Education programs will focus on growing practices that promote the health of the soil, the environment, and the life it sustains.
Qualifications: The Education Program Intern should be a motivated self-starter, independent worker, creative, energetic, and able to communicate with and relate to a wide range of age groups. This person should be organized and detail oriented, able to help implement and coordinate a diverse array of educational programs. This person should enjoy gardening, have an understanding of food-related issues and should embrace the goals and values of Venetucci Farm.
Status: This is a part time, volunteer position. The exact number of hours will be determined by the Education Program Coordinator and specified at the beginning of the internship.
Supervison: This position reports to the Education Program Coordinator, who will be responsible for scheduling, with input from the intern.
- Work with the Education Program Coordinator to design, develop, and lead classes and tours for a set period, determined by the Education Program Coordinator, during the spring, summer or fall that complements the seasonal activities of the farm. Classes for school age children should address Colorado State Standards where appropriate.
- Help promote farm’s educational and volunteer opportunities in local schools, community centers, garden centers, media, and other venues where prospective participants can be reached.
- If interning in the fall, help the Education Program Coordinator with all aspects of the Pumpkins for Kids Program including outreach, publicity, scheduling, volunteer recruitment and onsite management of the event.
- When requested, help the Education Program Coordinator research and write grants to help support Pumpkins for Kids and other educational programs.
- With staff and volunteer assistance, help oversee maintenance of Children’s Garden to correspond with class offerings and to enhance the educational benefit of the garden.
- Help develop an interpretive self-guided farm tour.
- Participate in weekly staff meetings when requested.
Secondary Duties: When requested by the Education Program Coordinator
- Help develop self-guided curriculum for teachers to use on farm.
- Assist with special events as needed.
- Help develop pre and post field trip activities for teachers.
- Assist in long-term planning for the farm.