Norris Square Neighborhood Project ยป Opportunities
Opportunities

Here are our current opportunities:

 
Spring Youth Gardener Job

Spring Youth Gardener with Norris Square Neighborhood Project!

We are currently accepting applications for 4 Spring Youth Gardeners in NSNP's Raíces de Cambio Program.

  • Join our unique creative youth organization and help maintain our 6 cultural gardens this spring!

  • You will be an important part of a youth crew to grow local, chemical-free produce and landscape ornamental gardens.

  • Expect to learn about landscaping techniques, cultivating vegetables, edible plants, cooking, nutrition & health and more!

  • You will also be responsible for planning and leading workshops for other High School youth once a week.

Schedule: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 3:30-6:00 pm.

Total of 7.5 hours a week (March 29-June 16, 2016).

Pay: $8/hour; total of $720.00 for Full Spring Season.

Requirements: Must be a High School student ages 14-19, willing to be outside, work hard, not afraid to get dirty, be a leader, and give your all!

To apply: E-mail Marian Dalke at marian@myneighborhoodproject.org to receive the application and submit via email or in person by Friday, March 11, 2016. NSNP staff will follow-up your application with an in-person interview during the week of March 14, 2016. 

Thanks!

 
Multimedia Marketing and Documentation Intern

Norris Square Neighborhood Project has 6 beautiful gardens in the heart of Kensington created by Grupo Motivos and serves 70 youth a year through multimedia arts, Latino culture, and garden programming. This is an invaluable opportunity to improve your Spanish while enjoying the beauty of our gardens and deepening your connection to our community while learning about the importance of social media and grassroots marketing.

The Multimedia Marketing and Documentation Intern is a critically important member of our team and will help document NSNP programming and events during the internship period. The position will support the Donor Relations and Communications Coordinator by documenting NSNP programming and events.

Time commitment is flexible: 10-20 hours per week is desired starting in September.

What You Will Learn:

  • Social Media Marketing Skills
  • Relationship building within a diverse community
  • How to create and workshop photography and video projects for a client in a supportive learning environment

Desirable Skills

  • Experience shooting and editing photographs utilizing Adobe CS5
  • Experience shooting and editing video
  • Spanish is a plus
  • Commitment, positive attitude, good sense of humor helps!
  • Interest in arts and culture and/or urban gardening

Responsibilities include:

  • Filming and photographing NSNP programs, events, and activities on a weekly basis
  • Production of short 30 second – 1 minute segments about organizational activities on a monthly basis for use on social media
  • Carry out other marketing communications-related tasks, as assigned.
  • This internship is unpaid and available for college credit.

If you are interested in working with us alongside our talented staff and amazing community, please email a resume and cover letter outlining your interests, any specific learning objectives you might have, and details about your availability at volunteer@myneighborhoodproject.org with the subject line “Multimedia Marketing and Documentation Internship”

Urban Garden Internship Program
Urban Garden Internship Program
Norris Square Neighborhood Project is seeking energetic and dedicated urban farmers! We are accepting applications for unpaid internships for Fall 2015 (Sept-December). Norris Square Neighborhood Project has 6 beautiful gardens in the heart of Kensington created by Grupo Motivos. This is an invaluable opportunity to improve your Spanish while enjoying the beauty of our gardens and deepening your connection to our community.
 
Our gardens are different from other urban farms. Norris Square Neighborhood Project is committed to the cultivation and preservation of Puerto Rican and other Latino cultures. We are proud & honored to work in a bilingual Spanish/English community. More than food production, our gardens serve as beautiful oases in West Kensington that celebrate Latino heritage and are used as teaching laboratories for people of all ages. Our gardens engage both youth in our after school programs and elders & children in the Norris Square community. Part of our work is to keep the spaces beautiful through landscaping & garden maintenance. We also grow food that is distributed at a weekly farm stand in the neighborhood. Food justice, youth power & cultural roots are the core foundations of our work.
 
What You Will Learn:
- Landscaping skills
- Organic food production in the city
- Relationship building within a diverse community
- Community organizing and outreach
-Youth-led organizing & educating
Responsibilities:
 
- Tasks may include planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, preparing for food distribution, maintaining irrigation, keeping crop records, fixing fences, construction, lesson planning, garden tours, facilitating garden lessons & cooking classes and a variety of other tasks.
 
Desirable skills:
- Good interpersonal communication skills
- Willingness and ability to work hard, physically, in all weather
- Commitment, positive attitude, good sense of humor helps!
- Spanish is a plus
- Interest in learning about urban sustainable gardening and Latino culture. 
 
Time commitment is flexible: 10-30 hours per week is desired starting in September.  If you are interested in working with us in our Food & Landscape program alongside our talented staff and amazing community, please email a resume and cover letter outlining your interests, any specific learning objectives you might have, and details about your availability at volunteer@myneighborhoodproject.org with the subject line "Garden Internship"