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Employment Opportunities at Capital Roots

Capital Roots is changing the lives of people every day by providing access to fresh food and green spaces for all. Through our 55 community gardens, our Food Access programs like the Veggie Mobile, Sprout and our youth powered farm at the Produce Project we are working daily to nourish healthy communities and improve the lives of our citizens.

Capital Roots offers a fun and flexible working environment with generous vacation and holiday leave. Capital Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to nurturing our diverse work environment. We encourage all qualified candidates, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability, to apply for vacant positions at Capital Roots.
Here are some opportunities to become part of our team and share our passion.

Grant Writer 

The Grant Writer will provide creative writing and support for grants, appeals and marketing collateral


Food Buyer

The Food Buyer works to strengthen the local food system by expanding access to healthy, affordable foods in our region. This will be done by working directly with farmers and producers, to sell their products – both directly and indirectly – to our entire customer base ranging from individuals to institutions, as well as supporting our organizational mission.


Produce Project Farm Assistant

Join committed staff, interns, and youth leaders to bring our harvest to market, build community, and help chart a new path for 20 students this summer. The Farm Assistant reports to the Produce Project Farm Manager, works a 40 hour week Tues-Sat. for 30 weeks from April to November, and is integral to our mission of Growing Food, Building Community, and Empowering Youth.


Institutional Markets Coordinator

The Institutional Markets Coordinator works to expand and enhance healthy, affordable food access opportunities to institutions serving low-income individuals and to restaurants looking to source local food.


Healthy Communities Director 

Work with the CEO to direct the organization’s Community Gardening, Urban Greening and Healthy Streets programs. Develop and enhance relationships with partner organizations, lead development of new gardens, greening efforts and complete streets projects, support existing gardens and projects and create conditions to ensure successful experiences for all program participants.


Food Hub Director 

The Food Hub Director works to expand opportunities for local farms and small producers to sell their products through Capital Roots’ retail and
wholesale channels and increase opportunities for low-income communities to access healthy food.



Become an Intern at Capital Roots!

Interns are an integral part of the services Capital Roots provides to the community, and as an intern, you will get to experience all aspects of a nonprofit working environment. Capital Roots welcomes high school, college and graduate students, along with anyone else who has interest and time to commit.

Contact us

If you have a particular skill or you just want to help out occasionally with different tasks, we can absolutely use your help and find a way for you to get involved.

If you see a internship opportunity that interests you, please send an email or call our Volunteer Coordinator.

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