First Market Farm Community Food Program

Garden Coordinator Position Description

Taproot Collective designs and builds holistic systems for healthy local food, dignified housing, and educational opportunities with youth and families. We envision a city filled with thriving neighborhoods where all people have equitable access to critical resources. We operate with the core values of stewardship, integrity, justice, cultural humility, and equity.

The First Market Farm Community Food Program is a 7-month youth development program where youth interns design and deliver community garden and cooking classes with a focus on community engagement, intergenerational education and cultural identities. The Community Food Program trains youth to be social change leaders by exploring issues of social justice, food sovereignty, and community engagement while sharing knowledge and experiences with their communities.


Under the supervision of the Farm Manager and in collaboration with the Kitchen Coordinator, the Garden Coordinator prepares and maintains First Market Farm for teaching, food production, and distribution activities. The Garden Coordinator works closely with the Kitchen Coordinator to supervise 2 youth interns and 1 near-peer youth mentor. They will be responsible for:

Skills and Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Dates & Compensation

The Garden Coordinator position runs April - October 2019 for a total of 275 hours at $18.00/hour.


Applications are accepted until March 8, 2019. Please email a cover letter and resume to

Taproot Collective is a multiracial organization led by people with multiple identities. We strongly encourage members of marginalized communities to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. Please only apply for this position if you are enthusiastic about working with and learning from people of all  identities.

Contact Info

Questions about this position can be sent to