NY Sun Works is a non profit organization that promotes sustainability through science education. The organization’s current focus is The Greenhouse Project, an initiative that builds 21st century hydroponic science labs in urban schools. These spacious facilities packed with hands-on equipment invite students to study ecological science, natural resources, and human productivity through the lens of hydroponic urban farming. With over 190 labs up and running and many new sites being built in 2022, we are looking to expand our team to ensure a successful growth.
Training will be provided with the goal of self sufficiency. Maintenance of existing labs entails:
Water quality testing, plant/fish care,
Hydroponic systems troubleshooting and overall lab cleaning and organizing
Building new labs involves organizing layout and assembly of all lab equipment
Educating teachers and other school staff on hydroponic lab procedures.
The job requires strong mechanical skills. If your friends call you to put together Ikea furniture and you enjoy it, this might be a good fit for you!
The Team Member is a part-time position, spent primarily on-site in hydroponic classrooms at NY Sun Works K-12 partner schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City and New Jersey.
Salary range is $20-22 per hour, with potential for growth within the organization.
Candidates should be passionate about the NY Sun Works mission and deeply committed to science, sustainability, and education in the urban environment.
An ideal candidate has a track record that includes:
Current vaccination against COVID-19
Relevant work experience
Strong mechanical skills
Able to carry 40 lbs.
Exceptional organizational skills
Exceptional communication skills
Experience working as part of a team
Comfortable teaching others
Comfortable working in a constantly changing environment
Knowledge of Hydroponics and Aquaponics a plus
Non-profit experience a plus
(Vehicle) Driver’s license a (big) plus but not necessary
As this position requires employees to be working in New York City public schools, COVID-19 vaccination is required.
During the training period, employees can expect to travel to all 5 boroughs as part of their training experience. After the training period, employees can expect to work in their preferred borough. PLEASE indicate which borough you prefer to work in on your application.
Job Types: Part-time, Contract
Pay: $20.00 – $22.00 per hour
Employee assistance program
Paid time off
Monday to Friday
All NY Sun Works employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19, and are strongly encouraged to wear masks while working in schools.
High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Work Location: On the road