Education and Outreach Coordinator Unpaid Internship with the Gardiner Food Co-op and Café
When: As soon as possible start date
Where: Gardiner Food Co-op and Café, 269 Water Street, Gardiner, Maine
Company website to learn more: gardinerfood.coop and facebook.com/gardinercoop
Position Description: The overarching purpose of this internship is to bolster and spread the mission of the Gardiner Food Co-op through education and outreach efforts. The store seeks to provide local, organic, sustainable, and fair-trade goods and a safe community space through the cooperative business model, which promotes open membership, democracy, education, cooperation, community, and social and economic responsibility. The responsibilities of the Education and Outreach Coordinator are to organize and support fun and educational events focusing on sustainability, localized economies, food systems, cooperatives, self-reliance, and more; to work with local schools and organizations to encourage healthy eating and conscious consumerism; to market for the co-op through tabling at community events/spaces, social media, and within the store; to partake in the creation of the monthly newsletter; to continue the Farmer of the Week program; and to recognize the needs of the community and storefront and do what you can to meet them!
Experience/Qualifications Required: Relevant Major (community planning/development, marketing, communications, business, alternative economies, food systems, environmental studies, nutrition, or education); general interest
Location: Gardiner Food Co-op & Café, 269 Water Street, Gardiner, Maine, 04345
Citizenship Eligibility: U.S. citizen
Company Website: gardinerfood.coop and facebook.com/gardinercoop
Application Procedures and deadline: Resume and cover letter, statement from college if necessary. Open until filled!
Recruiting contact information: Shawn Menard, General Manager – 207-629-3663, email@example.com
Start date: As soon as possible
End date: Variable depending on internship requirement of associated college
Number of hours per week: at least 5 hours
Compensation: The internship is unpaid
Store description: The Gardiner Food Co-op & Cafe is a brand new, community-owned food store and cafe in downtown Gardiner, Maine. It is a project four years in the making born from a local foods buying club. True to it’s roots, the Co-op prioritizes local, organic, sustainable, and fair-trade goods in its efforts to offer this community nutrition and the local farmers/producers another outlet for their products, all with a minimized ecological footprint. Additionally, it has a comfortable cafe space for anyone to enjoy a homemade meal, a meeting, or a vibrant work area. As a cooperative, the Gardiner Co-op has 470 member-owners (and counting) and operates under the “Seven Cooperative Principles:” voluntary and open membership, democracy, economic participation by our members, independence, education, cooperation, and community.
Position title: Education and Outreach Coordinator