CFM Seeks Food Educators for Farmers Markets and Community Outreach
Community Farmers Markets is an Atlanta based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop a local food infrastructure for long term sustainability and meaningful community impact. Our purpose is to preserve, root, and grow a diverse local food culture by maintaining an authentic space for all people to share community, fair food, and healthy lifestyles while providing a sustainable living for producers who steward the earth.
Through our unique, three-tiered approach to food access through the distribution of food (at markets), education about the food through educational outreach programming, and financial incentives to purchase the food through double SNAP and incentive programs and through building strong partnerships with mission-critical partners in our communities and the city at large, CFM’s markets and programs have had an extensive impact on the local food system in Atlanta.
Community Farmers Markets is seeking Food Educators to lead chef demos at farmers markets and to lead hands-on cooking classes and taste tests throughout our market communities at schools, neighborhood gatherings, senior centers, etc. The following market neighborhoods are served by Community Farmers Markets: Decatur, East Atlanta, Grant Park, Poncey Highland and surrounding areas.
A deep understanding of local, seasonal produce and preparation techniques is essential, along with a passion for building relationships in communities with diverse populations.
Food Educators will receive onsite training and will shadow experienced educators at similar project sites before being assigned to projects independently. Projects will be scheduled by the Director of Education and assigned to Food Educators based on the educators’ strengths, interests, and availability. Projects will range from weekly chef demos at farmers markets to monthly classes at a local direct-service site.
For each project, responsibilities will include planning for each chef demo/cooking class (with the assistance of the Director of Education), shopping for ingredients and picking up supplies at a CFM farmers market, leading the chef demo/cooking class, capturing and uploading photos, and submitting reporting for reimbursement and compensation. Food educators will work closely with the Director of Education, along with the Market Managers and Market Ambassadors. They are supervised by the Director of Education.
Competencies: The exceptional candidate will excel in the following competencies:
Reimbursement and Compensation
Reimbursement for all supplies will be provided. Compensation will range from $15-$20 an hour based on experience. Food educators are responsible for submitting for receipts for reimbursement and hours for compensation. Payments are made on a bi-weekly basis.
How to Apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Food Educator” in the subject line. In your cover letter please share your interest in the local food movement, the market community you are most connected with, and the age group you most wish to serve. No calls please.
Deadline for Applications: Rolling.
Community Farmers Markets is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal state or local law.
For more information about Community Farmers Markets, please see our website at www.cfmatl.org