Leading a crew is an adventure unlike any you’ve ever had before! As a teacher, work supervisor, and a role model, you will be responsible for building a community, ensuring your crew’s health and safety, and teaching life and job skills. By professionally managing your work project and ensuring high-quality standards, you’ll stretch your comfort zones and bask in the sweet rewards that follow.
Team “Crew” Leaders have a passion for leading a crew of Crew Members who are between the ages of 15 and 24 and from all walks of life. We hire Crew Leaders and Members of varied interests and talents, representing many social, economic, and geographical backgrounds. The combination of a diverse crew, excellent leaders, and high-priority conservation projects creates a dynamic and educationally rich experience.
Are you working on your leadership skills? Hoping to hone your skills a bit more before taking on a Team Leader position? An Assistant Crew Leader position is just for you. Our Assistant Crew Leaders work along side a Crew Leader to help guide and mentor the crew throughout the summer. This is the perfect opportunity for someone who is looking to gain more experience in a leadership role.
Your season will begin with training, during which we will focus on teaching both technical and interpersonal skills needed to be a successful leader at VYCC, while also drawing out your own strengths and enhancing your existing skills. You will use what you’ve learned to transform your crew from a varied group of strangers into a tight-knit community. It will not be easy, but leading a group of young people in the process of seed to plate will teach you and your crew lessons you will use for the rest of your lives.
Start date: Between March 1 and May 23 (depending on your position)
End date: Between Mid-August – November 1 (depending on your position)
Compensation: Our Farm Crew Leaders and Assistant Crew Leaders are AmeriCorps Members and receive a weekly living stipend, farm fresh food, and earn a Segal Education Award at the completion of service. Limited housing is available; please inquire to learn more
- Over 20 years of age
- Good driving record and a valid driver’s license held for at least three years
We are looking for adult leaders who are ready for a challenge and enjoy working with young people as teachers, mentors, supervisors, and role models. Excellent leadership is the most crucial factor in determining a crew’s success. The level of professionalism, motivation, and sense of community on the crew is a reflection of the strength of the crew’s leadership.
VYCC fills Crew Leader and Assistant Crew Leader positions on a rolling basis beginning as early as the fall that precedes the next season. Preference is given to early applicants.
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to learning more about you!