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Category: Education and Training

Type: Internship

Location: In-Person in Vancouver

Application Deadline: Jun. 8, 2024

Starts: Jun. 22, 2024

Available Positions: 1

Hours Per Week: 6 - 6

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time

Available Days of the Week

  • Saturday - Preferred

Description

***PREFERENCE GIVEN TO VANCOUVER PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS

About Us

The Vancouver Farmers Market (VFM)  is a nonprofit organization managing a large vibrant farmers market of over 270 small businesses in Downtown Vancouver,  Washington.  Our flagship year-round market is open on Saturdays and Sundays April -  October and on Saturdays November –  March and our satellite market is open on Thursdays in East Vancouver June –  September.  Operating since 1990,  the VFM is a hallmark of Vancouver and is well known and respected in the community,  welcoming over 500,000 shoppers a year.  The Vancouver Farmers Market has a wide range of programming focused on food access,  small business development,  and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs and healthy eaters.

 

About Produce Pals

Produce Pals provides a dynamic opportunity for children to engage in the local food system through learning activities and exposure to new fruits and vegetables.  After completing an activity each week,  kids ages 3-11 earn $4 to spend on produce at the market,  allowing them to make their own healthy shopping decisions and increasing support for local agriculture.  This program takes place in June,  July,  and August on Thursdays at our East Vancouver Market and on Saturdays and Sundays at our Downtown Market.

 

About the Position

The Youth Education Intern will support the Program Manager and Program Coordinator in operating kids programming at Vancouver Farmers Markets.  The focus of this position is assisting with the day-of logistics of the program including set up and tear down of equipment,  organization of activity supplies,  coordinating sign in,  administering kids activities,  and handing out program incentives.  A successful Youth Education Intern is enthusiastic,  outgoing,  organized,  and loves working in a direct service capacity with children and diverse communities of people.

Status:  Part-Time Internship,  10-weeks,  6 hours per week (60 hours total)
Compensation:  $16.28 per hour
Schedule:  June 22nd -  August 24th Saturdays 8:30-2:30
Reports to:  Program Manager

Location
Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market
605 Esther Street
Vancouver,  WA 98660

 

Responsibilities

Duties &  Responsibilities

  • Assist with Produce Pals equipment set up /  tear down.
  • Assist with registering children for the program.
  • Assist with administering learning activities and produce tastings.
  • Provide excellent customer service to children,  parents,  and program sponsors.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Physical Demands

  • Lifting and/or carrying 30lb objects safely during set up and tear down.
  • Frequent standing and walking.
  • Frequent bending,  twisting,  and reaching.
  • Long periods of working outside in all types of weather.
  • Ability to work Saturdays.

Required Interests &  Abilities

  • Interest in providing direct education to children.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.