Members of Common Ground’s staff and faculty work hard and enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Current Openings
Summer Camp Teachers/Environmental Educators

Camp staff work on a team of two teachers, one assistant teacher, and two high school-aged counselors to have amazing adventures with a group of 24 campers! Campers are divided by age (approximately ages 5 – 6/6 – 8/8 – 10/11 – 13), so staff who have expertise with a certain age group are welcome. Head teachers manage the big picture of scheduling and activities for their group, interact daily with camp parents, lead lessons and activities, and meet daily with their staff team to plan and problem solve. Assistant Teachers play an essential role in making sure the needs of our campers are met each day! Assistant Teachers serve as an additional adult in hands-on activities, provided one-on-one support to campers as needed, and help ensure an overall great day for their camp team. Read the full job description and apply.

Interim Farm Manager

The Interim Farm Manager will co-manage and train our Green Job Corps High School crews, adult seasonal interns, and Saturday Volunteers, in addition to supporting other school and community programming needs.  Farm responsibilities include, greenhouse work, transplanting, weeding, bed preparation, harvesting, irrigation, pest and disease management, harvest and post harvest handling, animal care and record keeping. At the end of the season (from August-October) you will be running the farm on your own (with support from farm interns, high school volunteers and our Farm Based Education Coordinator), and helping transition it from the Summer to the school year while our Farm Director is on maternity leave. Read the full job description and apply. 

Farm Based Education Coordinator

The Farm Based Education Coordinator plays an important role in supporting educational projects involving the farm, requiring strong skills in leading groups of youth and adults in food justice and farm based activities. This position also involves hands on support of farm and kitchen work. The Farm Based Education Coordinator works closely with Farm, High School and Environmental Education Center Staff to plan and execute educational programs at Common Ground HS and to support our other Community Programming needs. Their work will greatly contribute to an overall goal of building an integrated whole organization where people understand, contribute to, and collaborate in each others’ work across the organization. Read the full job description and apply. 

Assistant Facilities Manager

The Assistant Facilities Manager is an integral member of Common Grounds Facilities Management Team with responsibility for the care, upkeep and maintenance of Common Ground’s facilities. The Assistant Facilities Manager will supervise part time custodial staff. The Assistant Facilities Manager is a full time, year round 40-hour per week position with benefits who reports to Common Ground’s Site Manager. Work hours will generally run from noon until 8 pm with some weekend hours required. Read the full job description and apply.

Other Opportunities

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EEO/Non-Discrimination Policy

Common Ground High School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons. Common Ground High School does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, disability (including, but not limited to, mental retardation, past or present history of mental disability, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. Common Ground High School does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, it is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School not to discriminate against protected qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in all aspect of employment.

Inquiries regarding Common Ground High School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:

Betsy Sneath
Director of Business and Administration
Common Ground – High School, Urban Farm and Environmental Education Center
358 Springside Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515
T 203-389-4333 x1211
F 203-389-5478