The Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale Intern
The Special Events Intern assists in the planning and execution of the Plant Sale at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley (May 10, 2014). In conjunction with the Administrative Coordinator, the Plant Sale Intern works on event planning, logistics, special projects, and day-of event management. It is an ideal position for candidates wishing to gain experience in a fast-paced, multi-faceted, not-for-profit environment. The Plant Sale Intern reports to the Administrative Coordinator.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Plant Sale Preparations and Execution
- · Design and implement an advertisement strategy, including printing and distributing signs
- · Create and set up event signs
- · Design and implement waste management and recycling strategies
- · Pick up supplies and donations
- · Write and distribute thank you cards to donors and volunteers
- · Assist ESY staff in setting up and breaking down Plant Sale
- · Lead a team of volunteers on the day of the Plant Sale (Saturday, May 10th)
The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience in planning and executing large-scale events; excellent organization, communication, and follow-through are required skills. The Plant Sale Intern must be able to receive directions and work independently, as this is largely a project-based position. The internship offers a wide variety of projects and there is little repetition. Candidates must be available to work on the following days: Friday, May 9th; Saturday, May 10th; Tuesday, May 13th. A valid driver’s license is also required.
Duration and Compensation
The Plant Sale Internship is a ten week unpaid position. The intern works ten hours per week for the duration of the internship. The position is unpaid, lunch is provided, and expenses (such as gas and mileage) will be reimbursed. The internship begins the week of March 3rd and ends May 16th.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with “Plant Sale Internship” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the cover letter, please indicate your preferred days and times to complete the weekly three-day commitment. Please also use the cover letter to highlight previous relevant experiences. Applications will be accepted until Friday, January 31st. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.
The Edible Schoolyard
1781 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94702