Looking For Our Next Urban Garden Leaders!!

Join our team!! 

Do you dream of planting lettuce, leading cooking workshops, or scaling piles of fresh compost? You might be a perfect fit to join the BYG team! We are looking to fill the following 3 positions ASAP!! 

Intern With Us

Urban Agriculture Summer Internship 

We rely on our awesome summer intern team to keep everything running in the summer! Help manage the school gardens, lead summer programs at our community gardens, or plan our weekly harvests for The Open Door food pantry programs. 

Ready to apply? Read the full position description, then email your resume and cover letter to community@backyardgrowers.org

Serve With Us as a TerraCorps Service Member           (full-time, year long positions)


TerraCorps, formerly MassLIFT-AmeriCorps, is an innovative national service program working to help communities conserve and secure land for the health and well-being of people and nature. Using the AmeriCorps national service model, TerraCorps prepares and mobilizes emerging leaders to help strengthen community-based nonprofits working to meet these goals.

Community Engagement Coordinator

Community Engagement Coordinators (CEC) build the long-term capacity of their host sites by developing culturally inclusive systems, programing, partnerships, and events. By collaborating with community groups, CECs demonstrate how the sustainable use and conservation of land can help address community needs related to education, public health, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, homelessness, poverty, hunger, and cultural decline.

The CEC at Backyard Growers will be responsible for coordinating our Backyard Garden Program and many of the gardens in the Community Garden Program.  Projects may include: leading garden trainings for all new Backyard and Community Garden Program participants, coordinating and implementing monthly community workshops, and communicating with all gardeners throughout the garden season. 

Read the full Community Engagement Coordinator position description here.

Youth Education Coordinator 

Youth Education Coordinators (YEC) build the long-term capacity of their host site by engaging youth in service learning, experiential education, and inquiry-based science and nature learning projects. They collaborate with schools, libraries, and youth groups on projects that connect young people to the natural world, improve science literacy, and encourage healthy lifestyles.

The YEC at Backyard Growers will be responsible for coordinating and implementing youth programs at several community gardens and West Parish, East Gloucester, Plum Cove Elementary schools and Gloucester Pre School. Projects may include: implementing the district-wide Salad Days/Fall Harvest Days program at select schools, coordinating school tasting events, and leading youth programs at community gardens.

Read the full Youth Engagement Coordinator position description here. 

These are full-time AmeriCorps positions requiring a minimum of 1,700 hours of service over 11 months. The 2017-18 TerraCorps program will run from August 28, 2017 – July 27, 2018. 

AmeriCorps programs provide equal service opportunities. TerraCorps will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to class, race, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, disability, veteran status, color, political affiliation, creed, national origin, marital status, or any other status as protected by federal, state, and local laws. We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service upon request.

TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps grant program contingent on federal funding through the Corporation of National and Community Service.

Ready to Apply? 

Member applications, position descriptions, and information about TerraCorps and the organizations hosting members for the 2017-2018 program can be found on the TerraCorps website. Interviews begin mid-April and we hope to fill all positions by the beginning of June. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.