The Rainier Beach Youth Steward program is a youth employment program where youth, ages 14-18, gain job experience through wetland restoration and farm education.

Participants spend each week in the spring or summer at Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands engaging in farm activities such as planting, harvesting and packing produce, field management, wetland restoration, working a farm stand and more. Youth participate in different aspects of farm operations, learn about wetland restoration at the farm, and build relationships with peers, adult staff, and volunteers. Additionally, there are opportunities for professional development through team building and job skills training. This employment opportunity requires some heavy lifting and working in rain or shine.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, programming in 2022 and/or the start date are both subject to change based on guidelines regarding large gatherings. Interviews will be held by Zoom or in-person.

We are currently offering temporary spring and summer positions. Spring crew members will work 6 hours per week for 8 weeks and summer crew members will work 15 hours per week for 10 weeks as part of a cohort of young farmers. For applicants who are interested in both seasons, please indicate this at the bottom of your application.

Upcoming Programs

Participants who have a successful spring session and have an interest in summer programming are encouraged to apply for both sessions.

Spring 2022

  • Schedule — Starting April 12. Every Tuesday and Thursday; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., and Wednesday; 3:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Total of eight weeks. Hours are subject to change, but will not exceed 6 hours per week.
  • Location — Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands: 5513 S Cloverdale St, Seattle 98118.
  • Transportation — Transportation can be a challenge for some candidates. Please be sure to note the location of this job and help the candidate(s) consider whether it is possible for them to consistently make it to and from work in a timely and safe manner.
  • Pay — Youth will be paid $17.27/hr and receive paychecks bi-weekly.
  • Qualifications — Youth must be 14-18 years old and have interest in learning about urban farming and/or wetland restoration.
  • Deadline to Apply — Thursday, March 31

Summer 2022

  • Schedule — Starting June 21. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Location — Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands: 5513 S Cloverdale St, Seattle 98118.
  • Transportation — Transportation can be a challenge for some candidates. Please be sure to note the location of this job and help the candidate(s) consider whether it is possible for them to consistently make it to and from work in a timely and safe manner.
  • Pay — Youth will be paid $17.27/hr and receive paychecks bi-weekly.
  • Qualifications — Youth must be 14-18 years old and have interest in learning about urban farming and/or wetland restoration.
  • Deadline to Apply — Tuesday, May 31

Questions?

If you have questions or feedback that require immediate attention, please contact Suez Gebretsadik or (206) 633-0451 ext. 900.