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Friday, April 13, 2018

3+ OPENINGS on Farm to School Team in Traverse City: DEADLINE APRIL 19

Are you passionate about healthy food, farms, and kids? The Traverse Bay Intermediate School District is hiring a two part-time Farm to School Support Staff members and 1-2 full-time AmeriCorps VISTA Service Members to advance farm to school initiatives and activities across elementary schools in northwest lower Michigan. The position is based in Traverse City, Michigan.

These positions are aimed at helping local schools teach the importance of eating healthy foods and living a healthy lifestyle. The goal is to support and encourage teachers by providing them with classroom tools that use cooking, gardening, nutrition, and farming as a lens through which to have a deeper and richer learning experience. It's a great job for those that love food, kids, education, local farming, and community enrichment.

Projects that the support staff and VISTAs will help coordinate may include cooking demonstrations in partnership with local chefs, coordinating pop-up farmer's markets, and facilitating school garden development. The VISTA will also be in charge of maintaining and updating a resource website as needed with new content and material. There will be many opportunities to brainstorm and initiate other projects that demonstrate the value of farm to school to community stakeholders.

Strong applicants should be great communicators, and able to work well both collaboratively and independently with varying amounts of given structure. Applicants should have an interest in education, local food, and/or creating an equitable community of health.

Applications for the TBAISD Farm to School Support Staff Position can be accessed here.

VISTA position can be accessed here.

The deadline to apply is April 19, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Ranae McCauley (, Steve Urbanski, (, or Meghan McDermott (

Meghan McDermott | Food & Farming Program Director

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