Event Coordinator

Farm Discovery is a nonprofit organization based in Watsonville, CA. Our mission is to empower youth and families to build and sustain healthy food, farming, social and natural systems. We offer nine educational programs, teaching kids about food, farming and nature.


This spring, we are looking to expand our offerings by bringing in an Events Coordinator. You are a self-starter, who loves to work with people, and knows how to keep cool under stress. As the Event Coordinator, you’ll help to put on weekend events on the farm including but not limited to: birthday parties, farm tours, concerts, workshops and eventually we hope to host some weddings. In addition, you will help Farm Discovery with their four annual events.


As a part of this position, you will also be responsible for getting the word out about weekend events via social media marketing, booking and scheduling events, and managing invoicing.­



  • Coordinate birthday parties, wee ones, farm tours, weddings, community events, workshops, and any other events
  • Maintain the weekend schedule, attend all events. Communicate with the Farm Discovery team about all events and needs
  • Communicate with clients to answer questions, coordinate payment, and follow up
  • Do marketing and outreach to promote events at Farm Discovery



  • At least 1 year of experience working in event management, or a directly related field
  • MUST be willing to work weekends, this job is primarily weekend based
  • You will be an advocate for Farm Discovery and our mission. You either have knowledge and interest in food, farming, and nature or a willingness to learn, at least 1 season of experience in farm-based, environmental or outdoor education preferred
  • You are a self-starter, you will direct and grow the events position with your many ideas and high level of motivation
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, you are always polite and professional to clients
  • Enthusiasm for working with people, including kids – you want to make every event, from a birthday party to a tour a special experience
  • Experience with marketing a plus
  • Experience with Google Suite, Eventbrite, Facebook Ads a plus


Our Offer

  • Work with a small, dedicated, interesting team of colleagues
  • Autonomy managing your time and expanding the events program
  • Organic fruits & veggies to your hearts content
  • Flexible work time (other than required weekend work), and the ability to work remotely during the week

To apply, please submit your resume along with a short note explaining why you’re interested in the position to Alyssa at admin@farmdiscovery.org. We look forward to hearing from you!


Volunteer Opportunities

volunteermatchlogoFor interest in our volunteer positions call or e-mail a resume to
Hayley, Education Coordinator: Education@FarmDiscovery.org
or sign up through the VolunteerMatch

Program Docent

Program Docents help lead farm tours especially for large groups of students. Docents receive training to lead all of our field trip activity stations and learn tips and tricks for educating kids in an outdoor setting. During a field trip docents are either responsible for running one station four times with 12-15 kids, or all four stations with the same 12-15 kids all morning. Field trips are currently offered on Monday and Friday Mornings September through Thanksgiving and April through the end of the school year.

Garden Docent

Garden Docents help maintain our 1/3 acre Discovery Garden and surrounding Discovery Fields. With help and training from our staff, docents prepare beds, plant, harvest, propagate, mulch paths, and occasionally work with students in our educational spaces. Garden Docents are also welcome to join training sessions for Program Docents to learn our activities and outdoor education tips and tricks.

Event Docent

Event Docents act as ambassadors of our farm, lead learning stations, collect parking fees, set-up and clean-up during our 4 annual community events in March, June, September, and October.


Photographs are an important tool for telling our story. We need photographers to take photos of our farm tours and events. The subject matter is inspiring and easy to make look good.  Who doesn’t love babies in vegetable patches, farm animals and glorious natural landscapes? We would welcome as many volunteers as are interested in helping us record our achievements.