Location: Asheville, North Carolina
TITLE: Program Coordinator
POSITION: Full time
REPORTS TO: Program Director
The Program Coordinator is responsible for organizing and managing various ASAP events and projects and will serve as volunteer coordinator for the organization. Projects will include the web-based Farm and Food Trip Planner, the Family Farm Tour, the Marketing Opportunities for Farmers conference, the Kids Corner Market, and ASAP events and projects and all volunteer events. Continue reading
Location: North Carolina
Performs intermediate professional work coordinating efforts of the Cabarrus County Food Policy Council; planning, teaching and evaluating educational programs that support a productive, economical, environmentally sound and secure local food system that enhances the community; does related work as required. Work is performed under the limited supervision. Continue reading
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Hours: Wednesdays, 7 am – 3:30 pm; plus additional hours during the week (approximately 10 hours/week)
Mid April – October
This position will assist in the marketing and operations of the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market, a program produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance. The intern will have the opportunity to learn about farmers’ market management, event planning and management, volunteer management, social networking, customer service, and community development. It is also a physical job, and eligible applicants need to be able to be outside, lift heavy objects, and be on their feet for the duration of the market. Continue reading
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Deadline: April 5, 2010
Program Coordinator: Local Food Marketing
The Program Coordinator will coordinate and execute promotional activities of ASAP’s Local Food and Farms Campaign. Duties may include overseeing advertising campaigns, working with retailers and food service institutions on marketing materials, working with farmers markets to support their promotional efforts, and helping to manage the Appalachian Grown™ brand. Promotions will include community event-based and collaborative marketing such as cooking demonstrations and seasonal celebrations. Some skill in both in-house design and managing professional graphic designers is required. Continue reading
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Natural Environmental and Ecological Management (NEEM), a sustainable urban agriculture organization in Durham, NC, seeks summer intern(s) to work closely with the Executive Director on all related operations. NEEM aims to serve as a center of urban gardening that provides the infrastructure and supplies needed to support year-round food production capability in Durham.
With the help of volunteers, NEEM is renovating a 1900’s florist shop, garden, and greenhouse on the historic Rolls Estate in the Lakewood community of Southwest Central Durham (SWCD). After years of inactivity, this historic site is now well on its way to once again becoming a community gathering space for the Durham community and a new urban garden resource center. This summer NEEM will be operating a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program at its community garden, helping to build raised-bed gardens in the community, hosting garden and food-related workshops, and selling starter plants and other urban gardening related products out of the historic florist shop in SWCD. Continue reading
Loction: Goldsboro, North Carolina
This position of the Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program Assistant (PA) is to assist in carrying out activities associated with the Sustainable Agriculture Internship summer program located at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) in Goldsboro, NC from May 31-Aug 6 2010. The PA will provide an important point of contact for the course participants, ranging from 12-18 students that will live on site near the Small Farm Unit at CEFS. It is essential that the PA posses a positive attitude, ability to work and communicate with a diversity of people and is able to provide a safe environment for building community and cohesion among intern participants. It is expected that the PA will live on-site with the interns or nearby in the Goldsboro community and has a driver’s licenses to drive students among the related internship activities. The PA position is under the shared supervision of the CEFS Assistant Director of Educational Programs and the CEFS Extension and Outreach Coordinator.
Coordination of interns and internship activities during the 8 week program (June 7- July 30) may include coordinating living conditions for interns, driving interns to internship field or community visits, assisting with setting up related activities or discussions with faculty, field or community visits and providing information about Goldsboro events and town services for interns all related to the success of the CEFS Sustainable Agriculture Summer Internship Program. Continue reading
Location: Pittsboro, North Carolina
Deadline: March 30, 2010 at 5 pm EST
The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is a non-profit membership organization that works to create a local and organic food system in North and South Carolina. Based in Pittsboro, NC, CFSA is the oldest and largest sustainable agriculture organization in the Southeast. We have a thirty-year record of successfully uniting farmers, consumers and businesses to build a just, healthy food and farming future. This includes the Piedmont Farm Tour, organic certification, conferences and education, and advocacy for small farms with state and federal governments.
The Communications Coordinator position is a part-time salaried position that will play an active and vital role in empowering people in the Carolinas to take control of their food supply. You will be helping communities figure out what to do after they’ve seen films like ‘Food, Inc.’ and ‘Fresh.’ Continue reading
Location: Durham, North Carolina
The SEEDlings Co-coordinator works with the other co-coordinator to plan and implement programs for the SEEDlings after-school program and Summer SEEDlings, programs of SEEDS, an educational garden in downtown Durham, NC.
SEEDlings is an after-school program which teaches children healthy living skills and appreciation for the natural world while having fun, in a garden context. The program’s goals include: to be a safe place for children after school and to teach respect for all people and other living things. During their time in the program, our goals for the kids are: to learn where food comes from; about healthy eating; to learn to care for themselves, others and the environment; and to learn discipline and how to work together. Daily activities focus on gardening, nature, exercise, and nutrition–indoors in our multipurpose room and kitchen and outdoors in our 1 ½ acre Southside Garden. Each day (3:30-5:45 pm) includes a healthy snack (sometimes prepared by the children) and homework time. The program serves children in 1st through 5th grade and is provided at a low cost to families. Continue reading
Location: Davidson, North Carolina
Know Your Farms is hiring 1-2 summer interns. Work for a fun and dynamic business helping us promote local food in the Davidson area. Work with local entrepreneurs and farmers to gain real-world experience in building a local food system.
In addition to its community supported agriculture and local food club programs, Know Your Farms will unveil Community Camp: Food, Land, and People in Davidson, a day camp for children aged 8-12 this summer. Internship will be divided between the usual Know Your Farms food distribution operations and this new day camp. Continue reading
Location: Asheville and Western North Carolina
Application Deadline: March 24th, 2010
The Organic Growers School invites applicants for a Farmer Programs Outreach and Development Assistant who will report to the organization’s Farmer Education Committee. Specific responsibilities include
- fundraising and development for Organic Growers School programming, specifically farmer-driven initiatives including CRAFT-WNC and NC Apprentice Link.
- Outreach and publicity for farmer programming
- Administrative support pertaining to all organizational initiatives Continue reading
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The nonprofit SECU family house in Chapel Hill is looking for someone to manage their raised beds in Chapel Hill. In exchange for helping grow food for the residents, the gardener/farmer would be welcome to take food for himself/herself. The SECU house provides a home away from home for the family members of people being treated for critical illness or injury at UNC or its affiliated clinics. You can find more information on the SECU family house at their website.
Location: Mills River, North Carolina
WORKING JOB TITLE: Organic Research Program Coordinator
POSITION: Research Assistant
(Listed as Position #61900 at the NC State University Human Resources, Employment Opportunities website)
Position is in the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University
POSITION LOCATION: Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, North Carolina 28759
SALARY: $30,000 with full benefits, including health insurance (this is an EPA position*)
JOB OPEN DATE: February 17, 2010
DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS: March 18, 2010 or until a suitable candidate is identified.
PROPOSED HIRE DATE: March 25, 2010 Continue reading
Location: Nags Head, North Carolina
Great opportunity for an ambitious individual (or couple) interested in becoming a part of our 14 acre Organic Vegetable farm located just south of Nags Head in Eastern North Carolina. Our soil is teeming with earthworms and is absolutely wonderful for farming! The area has a deep connection with farming as the majority of land here is either used for farming or hunting. Primary responsibilities include all aspects of farm management and operations, including but not limited to crop production, disease and pest management, harvesting, post-harvest handling, vegetable transportation, greenhouse maintenance and operations, equipment maintenance and operations, soil fertility management and continuous planning. Continue reading
Location: North Carolina
North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University established the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services at the Cherry Farm facility near Goldsboro, N.C., in 1994. These partners work closely with state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations (for example, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Rural Advancement Foundation International, Farm Bureau), farmers and citizens to provide agricultural research, extension and education for our state. The development of CEFS is a national model for partnership, innovation and interdisciplinary cooperation.
We are seeking highly motivated undergraduate students with a strong interest in sustainable agriculture. Summer Sustainable Agriculture Interns will learn about the concepts, practices and cutting-edge research on various aspects of sustainable agriculture. During the core eight-week period (June 7 – July 30, 2010), interns will learn about sustainable agriculture from expert faculty and staff at CEFS, through various field activities, discussions, and field trips to local farms and markets. Each intern will also work closely with a CEFS faculty mentor once a week on an individual research project. Continue reading
Location: Pittsboro, North Carolina
Application Deadline: February 12, 2010
RAFI-USA seeks a special person to serve as Program Director of our Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund (TCRF). The program assists farmers in developing new sources of agricultural income through provision of cost-share grants. TCRF is funded with a multi-year grant from the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. Primary duties include project oversight, program development and staff management. The Program Director will be responsible for ensuring continued successful implementation of the widely acclaimed program and for charting its future course. RAFI-USA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustaining family farms, rural communities and food security. Continue reading
Location: Goldsboro, North Carolina
Apprentices come to the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ Small Farm Unit (SFU) to learn the basics of running a small farm in eastern North Carolina in a practical, hands-on manner by working with the farm manager, extension personnel and university researchers on a daily basis. Apprentices will participate fully in the production and marketing activities of the SFU as learners and partners, and may observe and participate in education and research/demonstration activities as occasions permit. Apprentices are expected to develop the expertise to take charge of specific enterprises or aspects of the small farm unit.
The SFU is a 30-acre unit of the 2,000-acre Cherry Research Farm in Goldsboro, in Wayne County, eastern North Carolina. The apprenticeship is designed to be a practical, experience-based, hands-on learning adventure. Apprentices work with other learners and are guided by CEFS staff with experience in production, marketing, research and social context. There is Internet access as well as contact with NCSU, NCA&TSU and NCDA&CS resources. Continue reading