VOLUNTEER WORKDAYS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Metro Baptist Church Rooftop

410 W. 40th Street

info@hellskitchenfarmproject.org

Summer Internship Opportunity 

 

Hell’s Kitchen Farm Project Summer Internship

 

About Hell’s Kitchen Farm Project
Hell’s Kitchen Farm Project (HKFP) is an urban rooftop farm in Hell’s Kitchen, managed and run by volunteers. HKFP is the outgrowth of community discussions concerning nutritional security, especially scarcity of affordable fresh produce, in Hell’s Kitchen.

Our Mission is to create a more food secure urban community through collaborative farming, education, and community initiatives. We strive to do this by growing fresh food on a previously underutilized rooftop for distribution through a local food pantry, providing community nutritional education, and organizing a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in partnership with a local rural farmer. For more information about HKFP, visit www.hkfp.org. 

 

Position Description
Summer Intern

Reporting to the HKFP advisory board, the intern will assist with the management of the rooftop farm work days and volunteers, CSA distribution, and communications by:

 

  • Assisting with the management and set up of weekly CSA distribution

  • Manage rooftop farm volunteer groups as needed

  • Assist with rooftop farm volunteer work days

  • Digitizing the rooftop farm’s records to improve farm communications and management

  • Coordinate and implement HKFP social media through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to ensure a consistent HKFP social media presence

  • Draft and submit email newsletter content and website/blog content on a timely basis

  • Create and implement one educational program/activity

  • Create and implement outreach plans

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication, writing, editing, research, and organizational skills

  • Knowledge of and skill in Google Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others

  • Knowledge of urban farming/growing preferred but not required

  • Be flexible with a great sense of humor

  • Requires a consistent presence and physical, outdoor activity at the rooftop farm, located on the roof of a 4-story building with no elevator at Metro Baptist Church, 410 West 40th Street in Manhattan

 

Time Frame

  • Mid June - Mid September

  • About 15 hours a week.  Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday hours preferred but are flexible


 

This position reports to the HKFP Advisory Board, an auxiliary board of Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries. Please send a cover letter and resume to Anthony Reuter, HKFP Board member, at anth05@gmail.com with the subject line “HKFP Summer Internship.”