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Join us as an Intern for the Pike Market Secret Garden!

Posted May 8, 2019

Position Title: Pike Place Market Secret Garden Intern

Position Description: The Secret Garden Intern will serve as a liaison between The Market Commons and the garden: managing volunteers and facilitating intergenerational programming in the garden. The intern will be responsible for executing the Garden Steering Committee’s planting plan and coordinating weekly delivery of fresh produce to Pike Market Food Bank. This seasonal position offers meaningful experience in environmental education, volunteer management, and food access initiatives. If you are passionate about food justice and want to develop your leadership skills, then apply to intern with us!

Responsibilities:
– Assess the garden’s needs and assign daily tasks for volunteers
– Offer guidance to volunteers on planting, harvesting, watering, weeding, and basic garden tasks
– Execute garden work plan including planting and harvesting
– Coordinate weekly produce delivery with Pike Market Food Bank
– Evaluate garden work plan and make future recommendations for garden operations and community programs
– Facilitate educational community programming
– Possibly assist in the cultivation of content for the garden’s social media

Preferred Skills:
– Passion for local food systems and food justice
– Experience working with diverse communities
– Knowledge of gardening fundamentals: planting, harvesting, weeding, etc.
– Willingness to work majority of hours outside in the sun
– Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills

Program Information: Overseen by The Market Commons, a resource center in the Pike Place Market, the Secret Garden is a thriving volunteer-led community garden that grows a bounty of produce for Pike Market Food Bank. The Secret Garden is an educational green space that increases access to culturally relevant food and offers intergenerational programming for the Market community. Our hyper-local garden-to-food-bank model both production (we grew over 400 pounds of fresh produce for the Food Bank in 2018!) and education, the Secret Garden roots the Market community through a shared passion for collaboration, gardening, and equitable food access. We are a proud partner with our neighbors at the Pike Market Childcare and Preschool and assisted living center Heritage House to facilitate intergenerational activities that offer learning opportunities on these topics.

Hours per Week: Summer internship. Hours and start date will vary based on individual’s schedule. 20 hours a week minimum.

Benefits: An Orca Card will be provided for the duration of the internship.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2019

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to marketcommons@pikeplacemarket.org. If seeking academic credit, please include program requirements. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to send us an email. Thank you for your interest and we are excited to meet you!