School Garden Coach

Freelance position available


Muriel’s Kitchen Foundation (MKF) exists to teach children about food and to improve children’s access to healthy, sustainable food during their time at school. We provide fully funded food education programmes to schools.

Many of our food education programmes include support to get schools growing fruit and veg. We’re looking for a freelance school garden coach to work with us across some of our programmes to deliver creative food-growing workshops to children (from simple seed sowing to plant care)and to check in on schools participating in our programmes to help ensure a successful yield.

The sessions need to be engaging and inspire students (and their teachers) to take an interest in where food comes from, as well as teaching basic gardening skills. There is lots of variety in the work as our programmes span both primary and secondary schools. Some schools are new to gardening, whilst others have worked with us for a number of years and have established food growing projects.

Are You:
Creative, flexible, dynamic and have an affinity working with kids?
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  • Job Title: School Garden Coach
    Position Type: Freelance
    Reports to: Muriel’s Kitchen Foundation Founder
    Working Hours: 4 hours a week from early September
  • Tasks and Responsibilities
    – Be available for a training course as School Garden Coach by Muriel’s Kitchen Foundation;
    – Deliver and evaluate gardening workshops for the school children and teachers participating in our food education programmes;
    – Work with Muriel’s Kitchen Foundation to plan and schedule the gardening sessions;
    – Gather photographs from each session so that we can effectively promote our programmes on social media;
    – Work collaboratively with MKF to share lessons learned and build best practice in gardening workshops.
  • Do You Have:
    – Experience of working in schools with teachers, primary and secondary school children;
    – Experience of giving creative (food growing) workshops;
    – Sound knowledge of growing fruit and vegetables from seed;
    – Excellent organisational skills;
    – Ability to plan ahead and work within agreed timeframes
    – An interest and enthusiasm for the charity sector and Muriel’s Kitchen Foundation’s mission?
  • Are You:
    – Creative, flexible, dynamic and have an affinity working with kids?
    – Fluent in Dutch and English? (Papiamento is pre)
    – Ready to take initiative, a flexible attitude and able to deal with change?
    – Understanding of the challenges of working with teachers and schools?

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Please note:

Muriel’s Kitchen Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare children and young people and expects all employees to share this commitment. If you are offered employment, you will be subject to a “VOG” (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag) record check.

Muriel’s Kitchen Foundation is committed to creating an inclusive work environment, where our team members are supported in expressing themselves and delivering their best work. So, however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if the role is one that would make you excited to come into work every day.

Muriel’s Kitchen Foundation is only able to employ people who are entitled to work on Curacao and cannot assist with work permit or immigration issues.

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