Bennington & Manchester Youth Agriculture Projects 2011

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY for Youth Ages 16-21

“Summer Work & Learn” Program/Youth Agriculture Project

Have a look at the video from last year’s Youth Agriculture program in Bennington. A lot of things grew last year and it wasn’t just the plants!

Crew Worker: Openings in Bennington & Manchester

Crew workers learn to work together as a team in the Bennington area on several community gardens, at the farmers’ market, and on service projects within the community. Workers will learn various skills through participation in this job including:

  • Growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers
  • Working with tools
  • Financial management, entrepreneurial & customer service skills
  • Job skills, personal skills, communication, public speaking, working in a team

Specific Responsibilities

  • Complete work projects as explained by the crew leaders
  • Run a farmers’ market stand at the Farmers’ Market (Tuesday’s for Bennington Crew, Thursday’s for Manchester Crew)
  • Mentor to young children in gardening programs
  • Work as a team with your crew, being respectful of your leader
  • Be able to work independently
  • Participate in meetings and workshops
  • Participate in feedback sessions with your crew
  • Complete service projects in the community

Expectations

  • Be respectful to the public at the gardens and farmers’ market
  • Behave appropriately, especially when working with younger people
  • Follow the safety rules and guidelines
  • Participate fully in workshops and activities geared at the social and personal development of you and your crew members. Be honest and respectful during sensitive conversations
  • This is a non-smoking environment

Schedule & Application – Bennington

  • Job runs from July 5-August 24, 2011 [option to start in May as a volunteer]
  • 20 Hours/week: Monday & Wednesday from 9-3, Tuesday from 10-6 [may vary]
  • Pay is $8.15/hr., you must be 16-21 years old
  • APPLICATIONS: You can download an application: Summer Work and Learn Application BENNINGTON 2011 or pick one up at The Tutorial Center, 208 Pleasant St., Bennington, VT
  • Application Deadline: Completed applications must be handed in at The Tutorial Center by June 3, 2011

Schedule & Application – Manchester

  • Job runs from July 5-August 25, 2011 [option to start in May as a volunteer]
  • 20 Hours/week: Tuesday & Wednesday from 9-3, Thursday from 10-6 [may vary]
  • Pay is $8.15/hr., you must be 16-21 years old
  • APPLICATIONS: You can download an application: Summer Work and Learn Application MANCHESTER 2011 or pick one up at The Tutorial Center, 3511 Richville Road, Manchester Center, VT
  • Application Deadline: Completed applications must be handed in at The Tutorial Center by June 1, 2011


The Tutorial Center and University of Vermont Extension offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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