Summer Program Coordinator Position Available

Summer Program Coordinator


Part-Time, Summer Job

Position Overview

The Summer Families to College Program Coordinator, provides planning, oversight, coordination, and assessment of Appel Farm’s Families to College summer programming. Families to College, a collaborative effort, cultivates family bonds and improves academic and employment success in Cumberland County through a comprehensive whole-family mentoring program. The Coordinator will work closely with Appel Farm staff and the staff of collaborating agencies including United Advocacy Group, Cumberland County College and the City of Bridgeton. The summer programming will allow families to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) career fields, while also learning, playing and growing together.

The position entails a part-time 25-35 hours a week, starting approximately the first week of July through Aug. 17th. The start and end dates can be flexible. Highly successful performance will allow the person to be considered, if interested, in a full-time year-round position. The Families to College program is based primarily in Bridgeton, New Jersey at the Families to College Campus Center with some activities occurring at Appel Farm’s campus in Elmer, New Jersey. Applicants must be able to commute to both sites and possess a valid driver’s license and clear driving history.

The Summer Program Coordinator should be an individual who enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds and interfaces comfortably with others. They must value the arts and the role it plays in the development of youth and families. They must be consumer-oriented, friendly, flexible and professional. They must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, be well organized, detail-oriented, as well as patient and good humored. They must be self-directed yet be able to work as part of a team.


  • Implement effective programming for the Families to College program, which is likely to include oversight of creative projects for teens and their families, activities at STEAMWorks, games, field trips to local sites like the Cohanzick Zoo or waterpark, and a variety of additional activities.
  • With the Director of Arts Education and Outreach, plan off-site programming for the summer. Much of the planning has occurred, but this position requires the final detail planning and execution.
  • Create an inclusive, kind and safe environment for all programming to occur.
  • Problem-solve any issues that may arise between students or families participating in the program using Appel Farm’s approach of collaborative problem solving. (Training provided)
  • Interface with teaching artists and clients for all outreach activities.
  • Assist teaching artists, guest speakers, etc. with any preparations or programming as needed.
  • Regularly monitor program to ensure program goals and objectives are being met.
  • Track spending in order to provide a final financial report.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records for all programs, including participants’ and
  • partners’ data in the database.
  • Document programs (photos, videos, testimonials, etc.) if possible.
  • Assist with other program related activities.


  • 25-35-hour workweek; must be available on some weekends and evenings. Schedule will be clear upon hiring. Some flexibility may be necessary.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, with a clear driving record, and ideally feel comfortable to be trained driving a 15-passenger van to transport families.
  • Salary for the summer will be based on previous experience in a range of $15-$20 per hour.

To Apply

Applicants should e-mail cover letter and resume to Cori Solomon, Executive Director at Questions can be directed via e-mail or by phone to 865-358-2472 ext. 109.

Job Opportunity at Appel Farm this summer

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This new educational partnership program is designed to help Families to College participants gain workplace experience and skills as employees in the Appel Farm Arts Camp Dining Hall. The general kitchen position will include a variety of work including, but not limited to, dining hall setup, food preparation, cooking, meal service and cleaning.

The application process is open to all Families to College participants (including parents) who are
16 years of age and older. The program includes transportation to and from the Campus Center in Bridgeton for all per-scheduled shifts. If participants choose to pick up extra shifts for additional hours, they are responsible for their own transportation (hours may not exceed 40 per week).

Also included is one-hour of weekly career training (Mondays) that covers sections on creating resumes, navigating online job sites, leadership and communication training and more!

INTERVIEWS: June 11-13, 2018
REQUIRED TRAINING: June 22 & 23 (6 hrs. per day, paid) WORK DATES: Monday-Friday, June 25-August 17 WORK HOURS: 9 AM to 3 PM, 30 hrs. weekly
DAILY PICK-UP: 8:20 AM @ Campus Center
DAILY DROP-OFF: 3:45 PM @ Campus Center

Not all applicants are guaranteed a position, and selection will be based on application, interview, and references. The Appel Farm Arts Camp Head Chef will conduct all interviews and make all hiring decisions. Employee participants will be required to provide two legal proofs of ID (photo ID or Drivers’ License and Social Security Card), and complete tax paperwork to be paid. Paychecks are delivered every other Friday. Once selected as an employee, participants’ job performance will be evaluated by the Head Chef, and held to the same standards as all other employees. Termination of employment, and therefore participation in the program, can occur based on these evaluations.


EARN UP TO $2,000!