The UW Farm is the student run farm at the University of Washington. With three locations across campus, specialized sustainable agricultural activities, and weekly events, we offer exciting opportunities to the student body and local community to get involved in urban agriculture.
We are in midst of a lot of activity and growth at the Farm, and need to fill several volunteer leadership positions for the 2014-2015 school year and beyond. There are several opportunities for motivated individuals who want to be more involved with the Farm and gain valuable knowledge and experience. No technical experience is required, just a desire to take on a leadership role, the ability to work with your fellow farmers, and a passion for sustainable agriculture. The following positions are open to applicants:
Education Coordinator Gain confidence teaching young people and try out new ideas and teaching methods in a low-stress environment. Educators will work with the Education Coordinator to teach children in an outdoor/farm setting with a focus on experiential education as part of the Sprouts Youth Education Program. Applicants should be organized and reliable and able to work with the Education Coordinator and fellow volunteers. Must be able to commit to events ahead of time and pass a criminal background check. The ideal candidate will be in the Seattle area over the spring, summer, and fall quarters of 2015. Applicants don’t need to be expert farmers, but must be excited about growing food and teaching!
Fungi Coordinator Lead the effort to kick start a mushroom production program in dedicated areas of the Center for Urban Horticulture and Mercer Court farm sites. Should have knowledge of or be willing to learn best mushroom growing techniques.
Outreach Coordinator Spearhead the effort to promote the Farm on campus. Must work with the Social Media Coordinator in planning of events and creation of promotions, including but not limited to Pizza Bakes, workshops, tabling, merch, etc.
Fundraising Coordinator Work with the Outreach Coordinator and other volunteers to apply for grants, plan fundraising events, and find other fundraising opportunities.
Designer Get real world experience working for a client, the freedom to craft visual campaigns, and the opportunity to build a professional portfolio. The Designer will work with other leaders to produce a Farm “brand” for online and print promotional materials. Weekly time commitment will be on an as needed basis, but should not exceed 4 hours a week. The ideal applicant is proficient in a page layout and photo editing software, preferably Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, can independently create large-scale visual campaigns with minimal oversight, and is able to quickly and proficiently create professional materials.
Botany Greenhouse Coordinator Manage the Farm’s site at the Botany Greenhouse on campus. Responsibilities include: coordinating weekly work hours and FarmEd, and being aware of work and maintenance needs.
Center for Urban Horticulture Coordinators Manage the Farm’s site at the Center for Urban Horticulture on campus. Responsibilities include: coordinating weekly work hours and occasional Saturday work parties.
Mercer Court Coordinators Manage the Farm’s site at the Mercer Court Apartments on campus. Responsibilities include: coordinating weekly work hours and occasional Saturday work parties.
All positions are volunteer with varying weekly time requirements based on the needs of the Farm and level of enthusiasm of the person filling the position. If you are interested in one of the above positions please submit an application by Jan 16, 2015. Qualified candidates will be invited to continue the review process.