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FW: summer job w/farmers' markets in NYC

> From: Jennifer Abel <jla209@psu.edu>
> Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 15:37:38 -0400
> To: NE community food systems <nefood-l@listproc.tufts.edu>
> Subject: summer job w/farmers' markets in NYC
> I had this position last summer and it was a wonderful experience. Please
> reply to the emplpoyers (lc50@cornell.edu) and not to me. They need to fill
> the position fast, so fax or e-mail will work best.
> Position Announcement: Summer Intern with Cornell University Cooperative
> Extension New York City Programs
> Mentors:         
> John Ameroso and Lumane Claude
> Title of Project:
> New Farmers/New Markets and Ethnic Markets
> Description of Project:
> New Farmers/New Markets is an educational and entrepreneurial program which
> aims to help increase food security, generate job opportunities and promote
> community-based agricultural development.  The Ethnic Market project aims to
> help urban ethnic food buyers gain access to higher quality and fresher
> agricultural products from the Northeast region
> by fostering beneficial marketing relationships.
> Responsibilities and Expectations:
> The intern is responsible for working with multiple Community groups
> throughout New York City to help start or strengthen community farmers'
> markets.  Specific duties include recruiting new farmers to sell at the
> markets; encouraging community gardeners to sell their products; publicizing
> the markets through newspaper ads, flyers, radio, and signs at the market
> site; offering training when necessary on market management, customer
> relations, stall appearance; occasionally helping with planting, cultivating,
> and harvesting activities at community gardens; attracting craft vendors to
> the markets; creating promotional materials and logos; and attending meetings
> of the vendors' associations or organizers at each market.
> Suitable College Majors:
> Extension education, agricultural economics, rural sociology, horticulture,
> urban or regional planning, community development, marketing, or related
> fields. 
> Background appropriate for the position:
> Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work independently
> with minimal direction, ability to work with a diverse range of people,
> creativity, computer literacy, willingness to work some weekends and evenings,
> Spanish speaking a plus but not required.
> Salary is commensurate with experience and start and end dates are flexible.
> Fax or e-mail resume and cover letter to:
> Lumane Claude 
> Fax: 212/340-2908
> e-mail: lc50@cornell.edu
> Lumane Claude 
> Cornell University Cooperative Extension New York City Programs
> 16 East 34th Street, 8th Floor
> New York, NY 10016
> Tel: 212/340-2952
> Jennifer Abel 
> Graduate Assistant
> Department of Agricultural and Extension Education
> 323 Agricultural Administration Building
> Penn State University
> University Park, PA 16802
> tel: (814) 863-0416
> fax: (814) 863-4753

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