Food Bank Farm Internship

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

http://pittsburghfoodbank.org

  • Internship
  • Duquense

Website The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

At Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we’re committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our organization grows and succeeds when all members of the community, where we live and serve, have a seat at the table to help us ensure all of our neighbors have enough to eat. We invite candidates from all diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, etc., to join our team.

Job Summary

The Food Bank Farm at Chatham University was established as a way to provide fresh food to communities with limited access to traditional sources of fresh food. Managing a productive farm throughout the season that produces quality produce requires a great deal of caring labor. Under the guidance of Chatham’s Farm Director the Food Bank Farm interns will help maintain our one-acre plot during the most intensive part of the season on the farm. The Food Bank Farm Interns will work closely with the Food Bank’s Produce & Agricultural Programs Coordinator, as well as weekly volunteers, to help ensure our farm is successful in providing abundant, high-quality produce.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in crop planning and selection
  • Seeding crops
  • Preparing soil for planting rotating crops
  • Sowing and transplanting crops
  • Weeding and maintaining perennial and annual crops
  • Harvesting crops
  • Work closely with GPCFB volunteer team to coordinate and manage weekly volunteer days
  • Participate in the coordination of weekly produce donations to local agencies

Through this internship, the intern will gain valuable skills and experience in:

  • Small farm management including:
    • Crop planning, seeding, transplanting, soil health, nutrient management, pest control, harvesting, cleaning, and packing crops for distribution
  • Volunteer management:
    • Intern will oversee Food Bank volunteers assisting on the Food Bank Farm at Eden Hall Campus
  • Food Bank operations:
    • Through this collaboration, the intern will have the chance to understand how the
      Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank operates, and about the variety of
      ways we work to address food access challenges in our community.

Qualifications:

• Experience seeding, planting, transplanting, maintaining, harvesting, cleaning, and packing food crops.
• Experience coordinating volunteers, preferably in an agricultural setting.
• Demonstrated interest in food production, food access, and food security.
• Ability to work independently and adhere to sometimes shifting deadlines.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Reliable source of independent transportation.
• Ability to work flexible schedule including some weekends and evenings as needed.
• Ability and willingness to work outdoors in all kinds of weather and lift up to 50 lbs.
• Act 33 & 34 Clearances
• Food Safety Certification within 90 days of employment

Disclaimer

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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