Now hiring: pathways to the trades leader
We are looking for a leader for new programming focused on introducing students to aspects of the building and landscape trades through hands-on projects, sites visits, and workshops with local contractors, and community based service. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience in construction, landscaping, trail work, or related fields with leadership experience. We have a strong preference for experience in light construction or woodworking. A successful applicant will have a keen interest in working with youth and positive youth development, developing program objectives with administration, and an ability to work with the rest of the Greenagers staff as a team. Past experience working with youth is strongly preferred. Additional duties include general maintenance of buildings and grounds at April Hill. Good communication skills and facility with word processing and spreadsheet software are required. Applicant must submit to a CORI background check and have a clean driving record. This is a full-time position.
Job Description: Pathways to the Trades Leader
Coordinate programming for crew of youth
- Schedule site visits and coordinate with participating contractors
- Schedule work projects with relevant supervisors and organizations
- Transport participants from school to work sites and back, as needed
- Develop curriculum, projects, and programming as required
Maintain and organize tools associated with program
Assess and plan summer projects in conjunction with trail crews or community projects
Providie technical assistance to trail crews esp. re: carpentry
Mentor and supervise youth stewardship apprentices where applicable
- April Hill projects
- River Walk projects
Assist in the upkeep of the April Hill Conservation Center as needed
Oversee April Hill apprentice, delegate maintenance tasks
Attend bi-weekly staff meetings
All TRail and farm crew positions are currently full.
All applications are received and positions filled on a rolling basis.
Summer 2020 Trail Crews members: In the Berkshires and nearby New York State, our trail crews maintain existing trails and build new trails for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Trustees of Reservations, Columbia Land Conservancy and other conservation organizations. Crew Members work on crews of 6-8 youth and one crew leader and in the course of their crew season, acquire new skills and knowledge, make new friends, learn a lot about their community and its natural resources, and earn good money. Crew options include our Community Day Crews and the AT Camping Crew.
Pay: starting at $12.75/hr
Starting Date: Orientation Day is June 25th; Crews begin June 29th or July 6th, depending on the crew
Schedule: Community Day Crews – June 29th to August 6th; Monday – Thursday, 8:30 to 5. AT Camping Crew – July 6th to July 31st; Camping through the week and returning home for the weekend.
April Hill Farm Crew Members: The farm crew will work with the farm manager to develop and maintain the Farm at April Hill. The farm crew will be preparing, planting, and maintaining a range of perennial and annual plants, as well as learning animal husbandry. The program will also take place at the Bard College of Simon’s Rock Farm where the crew will be a part of growing fresh produce for the college dining hall. Greenagers is dedicated to creating a regenerative farm that demonstrates industry-leading practices that grow healthy nutritious food and enrich the natural environment. The farm crew program will include individual mentorship opportunities for those who want to explore a particular aspect of farming, environmental research, education etc.
Starting Date: June 22nd (tentative)
Schedule: Summer session (8 weeks), June 22nd – August 13th, Monday to Thursday, 8:30 am – 5 pm
April Hill Farm Apprentice : Join in the restoration and bio-diversification of our 100 acre historic farm in Egremont, MA. The Farm Apprentice will work with the Farm Manager and farm crew to steward the needs of the farm at April Hill and will also work with farm apprentices from Bard College at Simon’s Rock to create a small vegetable and perennial food-forest intended to supply the campus dining hall. The apprenticeship program will include a mentorship guided by the farm manager and designed to support the farm apprentice in taking on more responsibility in their areas of interest on the farm including but not exclusive too: Animal Husbandry, Plant propagatio, Perennial food crops, Annual vegetables, Seed-Saving, Coppicing and pollarding, Regenerative Agriculture, Carbon farming, Silvopasture, Silviculture, Bio-char, Compost, Farm design Process and Permaculture design, Soil and water research.
Useful skills: Self-responsibility, willingness to learn new skills, Interest and or experience in organic/regenerative farming and/or agroforestry. This position is particularly suited to those in the 18-24 age bracket.
Starting Date: ASAP
Schedule: 16-24 hrs/wk through April; Full-time May 1 to October 31st; part-time following as needed.
Housatonic River Walk Stewards: The River Walk Stewardship program connects apprentices with a unique National Recreation Trail, a greenway along the scenic Housatonic River in Great Barrington, MA. Greenagers employs three youth each year to serve as River Walk Apprentices from April through November. Apprentices take care of weekly maintenance on the trail, help lead group tours and volunteer days, and receive training and mentorship by River Walk’s on-staff Horticulturalist, Heather Cupo, and Greenagers’ Conservation Director, Elia Del Molino.
Pay: Start at $12.75/hr
Schedule: Part-time April through November