Job Duration: January through July, 2013
Schedule: Monday-Friday, some weekend events and evening meetings, minimum 10 hours/week (280 hours)
Wage: Unpaid, academic credit optional
Reports to: Ami Freeberg, Community Outreach Coordinator
Internship Summary: The intern will work with Cultivate Kansas City’s staff and the volunteer Tour Planning Committee to plan and implement the 2013 Urban Grown Farms & Gardens Tour. Tour dates are June 22 & 23, 2013 with events kicking off on June 15. The intern will primarily assist the Tour Coordinator with event planning, logistics and management. This will include supporting various work groups with event logistics, scheduling and attending planning meetings, social media promotion, recruiting and training volunteers. Tasks will be diverse, engaging and enable an intern to connect with the greater Kansas City food and urban agriculture community in a meaningful way.
Essential Qualities, Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ability to communicate clearly and work with a team
- Dedication to task and completion of assignment
- Enthusiasm to learn
- A valid driver’s license (having a car is highly recommended, public transportation to office is difficult)
- Flexibility and ability to work independently
- Dedication to the local food movement
Skill Requirements: The successful candidate will be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. Clear writing will be important. The ability to organize and prioritize tasks and work well with others will be crucial. A successful candidate will be able to work independently and be proactive in seeking support.
Cultivate Kansas City’s Mission and Work: Cultivate Kansas City is a non-profit working to grow food, farms & community for a healthy local food system. Food + Farms + Community = healthy lives, a strong local economy, and a more sustainable future.
At Cultivate Kansas City, we are a small, dedicated staff that wears many hats and work together closely to accomplish big goals for an organization of our size. An intern would gain practical skills necessary for work in a non-profit organization such as committee work, community outreach and marketing, event planning, implementation and evaluation, and fundraising principles and practices.
Application Materials: Applicants should submit a one-page cover letter about why they would be a good candidate, describing their interest in Cultivate Kansas City, and highlighting any relevant experience. The applicant should also submit a resume. For more information or to submit an application, please contact Ami Freeberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913.944.5639.