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Available Positions
Content Creator Volunteer
Market Site Leader
Farm to City Volunteer


Content Creator Volunteer

This position is integral in connecting people with a food community by offering cooking tips, bios on our farmers, articles on food transparency, and more.

Day to day operations and responsibilities’ include:
- Write/ edit/ publish high quality content for our members.
- Researching thought leaders in sustainability, agriculture technology, farming
- Interview local chefs and our customers for profile pieces
- Coming up with creative and new ideas for topics and campaigns that can be run
through our blog and social media channels
- Optimizing messaging and drawing meaningful insights from engagement and data
- Create content for newsletters, social media messages, blogs and press releases

This is a great opportunity for aspiring writers to build up a portfolio, and get exposure to hundreds of food loving Nyers. You can work from home with the possible occasional trip out to visit our farmers.

Qualifications
- Highly motivated undergraduate, recent graduate or graduate student, excellent
communications skills and attention to detail.
- Professional demeanor, excellent problem-solving skills, organizational abilities, and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work independently and capable of taking initiative on specific projects
- Ability to work in a diverse team
- Excellent research and communication skills
- Coursework reflecting interest in and knowledge of the environmental, social, and
economic dimensions of sustainability local food systems, cooking, journalism, and/or media and
advertising (preferable)
- Experience in creating content for other publications or your own blog preferred
- Basic photography skills preferred (iPhone photos are okay as long as they are well-framed showing good lighting)

Must be able to commit to at least 3 months, and preferably longer. Volunteers will be unpaid but offered an exceptional experience educating people on local food and cooking. You will change lives and support our local farmers through this position.

To apply, send over your resume, writing sample,  and 1 topic you think would be brand aligned with Local Roots NYC and our mission. Email wenjay@localroots.nyc.

Community Champion

Join us to become a liaison between new Market Sites and the neighboring community as you help bring the season’s best ingredients to more New Yorkers. Community Champion will be the go-to person for all things local and delicious in their communities.

Responsibilities

- Garner support and gain subscribers by collaborating with the market host site
- Perform outreach to your network, engagement with the community, and marketing of the new site through flyering, emails, sharing discount codes, and social media posts
- Host a Local Roots Dinner party for your friends and family
- Attend 1 pre-season Site Leader Training
- Run a Market Site - set-up, execute, and break down the market once a week for the entirety of the season
- Inspire members with creative cooking ideas
- Assist with members picking up groceries
- Obtain a minimum of 25 vegetable orders in order for your market site to be added to our network

 

Qualifications

- Passionate about local food and cooking
- Extremely organized and pays close attention to detail
- Excited about bringing local foods to your community
- Part of a strong social network or experience as a community organizer ideal
- Outgoing, friendly and lively personality and an enthusiasm to convey information
- Excellent customer service and communication skills, must be well-spoken
- Ability to problem solve on the spot, good at multi-tasking
- Entrepreneurial spirit
- Enjoys working independently in a customer service oriented environment
- Enthusiastic about building community around local food at our markets
- A love for cooking at home, familiar with seasonality of produce in NYC
- Active in social media and proficient in food photography, preferred but not required
- Sales experience ideal

Compensation

- A complimentary vegetable share during the season, including five seasonal + organic veggies
- 15% off on any Local Roots items
- Take home any excess produce and specialty items leftover from the market

- Free ticket to any one Local Roots event of your choice each month (dumpling making workshops, pickling parties, panels on seasonal eating, and more!)

Time Commitment

Approximately 7 hours/week, including market set-up and break-down times.

 

Market Site Leader

A Market Site Leader gets the opportunity to convey information about our farms and suggest recipe ideas to members, set up and break down markets, and help fellow New Yorkers pick up their food. It’s a fun and engaging way to learn more about local and seasonal foods and meet other like-minded New Yorkers. This position is great for an individual or a small business that is interested in hosting a Local Roots market.

Responsibilities
– Setup and breakdown of the weekly market
– Engage with and assist Local Roots members in picking up their groceries
– Inspire our members with creative cooking and recipe ideas
– Attend 1 pre-season training and 1 mid-season staff meeting
– Learn about shares and the farms we work with to convey information to members
– Inspire our members with creative cooking and recipe ideas
– Engage and build community around the work of Local Roots in the neighborhood
– Post flyers for the Farm Share program up at your market host location and in the neighborhood


Qualifications
– Passionate about local food and cooking
– Extremely organized and pays close attention to detail
– Part of a strong social network or experience as a community organizer ideal
– Outgoing, friendly and lively personality and an enthusiasm to convey information
– Excellent customer service and communication skills, must be well-spoken
– Ability to problem solve on the spot, good at multi-tasking
- Entrepreneurial spirit
– Enjoys working independently in a customer service oriented environment
– Enthusiastic about building community around local food at our markets
– A love for cooking at home, familiar with seasonality of produce in NYC
– Active in social media and proficient in food photography, preferred but not required
– Sales experience ideal

Compensation
This position is compensated complimentary vegetables, and a discount to our other share offerings.


Time Commitment
Local Roots markets run once a week, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons or evenings. Most sites span a two hour pick up window, with some additional time for set up and break down. The commitment is approx 3 hours weekly for market. Candidates must be able to commit to the weekly timeframe for their given site.

Send inquiries to wenjay@LocalRoots.NYC

Farm to City Volunteer

We seek passionate, local food lovers as volunteers on a weekly basis. You will work closely with our team out of our office near the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Interns receive complimentary vegetables and discounts on our other offerings.

Responsibilities could include the following, based on experience of candidate:
-conducting recipe research on the items in our weekly shares to offer our members weekly recipes and storage tips
-writing blog posts for the website which include interviews with chefs/members/farmers and research topics 
-assisting with social media
-aiding in event planning
-helping pack the CSA boxes
-helping develop our food access program
-filling in at CSA pick-up sites 
- updating our website when needed with basic information

Qualifications
- Passionate about local food
- Enjoys cooking at home
- Organized and on-time
- Friendly and easy to work with
- Hard working and excited to help out and be part of a small team working to heal our food system
- Good writing and communication skills
- Beautiful food photography preferred 
- Experience with event planning desired 
- Experience with Instagram for business purposes preferred
- Experience with Adobe suite preferred 

Time Requirement:
1 day a week for 8 hours with a weekly commitment 

Compensation:
A hands on experience making a difference in our local food system, complimentary vegetables, and a discount to our other share offerings

To Apply:
Submit a resume to info@localroots.nyc with the header "Farm to City Apprenticeship". Successful apprenticeships have the potential to lead to employment.