Employment at GCYC

Youth Instructors: Urban Agriculture and Bicycle Programs

Reports To

Director of Urban Agriculture


Part Time, Limited Term Employee


From June 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018

Pay Rate

$20 per hour

Position Summary

We are seeking motivated, professional, experienced and dynamic individuals to be part of the GCYC urban agriculture and biking programs. The paid positions are part-time (10- 20 hours) and seasonal (flexible start dates in May – June; end dates in August - September). The instructors will teach youth ages 8 – 18 in one of two programs: urban agriculture (farm-to-fork program including agriculture, business and culinary) and/or bicycles (maintenance, repair, riding skills). Schedule:  Instructors will work part-time between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday – Friday. Ideal candidates will have experience working with youth in a bike and/or urban agriculture program. Instructors will report to the GCYC Urban Agriculture Director.

Qualifications & Requirements
  • Knowledge of youth development and programming principles
  • Demonstrable cultural competency with a dedication to working with youth, families and community members
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, troubleshoot and problem solve effectively
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Functions & Responsibilities
  • Teach youth in classes focused on urban agriculture (agriculture, business and culinary) and bicycling (riding instruction, maintenance/repair and transportation
  • Organize and lead workshops, field trips, career days and community service days for youth and families
  • Manage daily program operations, including record keeping and administrative duties
  • Facilitate youth participation and leadership
  • Provide leadership and supervision of youth
  • Work collaboratively with all GCYC departments, including volunteers and external partners
  • Attend mandatory trainings and meetings as required
Experience & Education
  • Minimum of two years of experience working directly with 6th through 12th grade youth in a program with a demonstrated track record of supporting high school graduation and career readiness.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with significant experience in urban agriculture, bicycling and culinary areas.
  • College degree, BA or BS required
Environment & Working Conditions
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds and work outdoors in all types of weather