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Community Education Coordinator – AmeriCorps Member

Hands On Nashville


Job Summary

The Community Education Coordinator (Coordinator) participates in a yearlong term (1,700 hours) of AmeriCorps service supporting Turnip Green Creative Reuse’s (TGCR) mission of diverting materials from the landfill by accepting donations from businesses and individuals.  

The Coordinator is enthusiastic about sustainability, art, and education, and will use communication skills and teaching experience toincrease community outreach, involvement, and partnership building for TGCR. 

The Coordinator serves as part of a 23-person cohort of civic-minded AmeriCorps Members who receive skills training, professional development, and networking opportunities through a partnership between Turnip Green Creative Reuse and the Hands On Nashville (HON) AmeriCorps Program.


Job Responsibilities

  • Assist with preparing, implementing, and creating curriculum for reuse-related art and education programming 
  • Create an onboarding training manual for sustainability and reuse art programs 
  • Create videos and other digital content for TGCR to use to promote the unique reuse possibilities 
  • Implement and update a monthly calendar of reuse education programming 
  • Collaborate with partner organizations and TGCR leadership to create site-specific education opportunities 
  • Strategize creative ways to increase outreach through tabling events and greater community awareness 
  • Implement and facilitate reuse curriculum within the shop, at schools, during events including birthday parties or community festivals, and as online digital content 
  • Connect with local artists to coordinate classes and sustainability workshops 
  • Develop a marketing strategy to promote education programming  
  • Prepare education kits tailored to the needs of the programs and classes 
  • Create and administer surveys to gauge program impact 


Preferred Knowledge & Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong customer service sensibility 
  • Passionate about sustainability and art 
  • Prior teaching experience preferred 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Commitment to fulfill a one-year term of service (August 17, 2020-August 8, 2021) 
  • Bachelor’s Degree  
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable access to transportation (Members will be reimbursed for service-related mileage.)  
  • U.S. Citizenship  
  • National Service Criminal History Check clearance   

HON does not discriminate based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or other factors which deny the essential humanity of all people.  


Additional Information


  • Living allowance of $17,000, paid bi-weekly throughout the term of service   
  • Education award of $6,095, applicable to student loans and/or future education expenses at an accredited institution, upon fulfillment of service obligations 
  • Healthcare coverage, if elected 
  • Childcarebenefits, if eligible 
  • Professional development trainingand ample networking opportunities 

How to Apply

Apply online at

For more information, please contact: 

Nicki Avila 

About Turnip Green Creative Reuse:

Turnip Green Creative Reuse’s mission is to foster creativity and sustainability through reuse. We believe everyone deserves access to education & materials. We do this by: 

  • Valuing teachers and artists. 
  • Fostering, educating, and inspiring the practice of reduce, reuse then recycle. 
  • Recognizing that everyone deserves the opportunity for a creative experience and to be inspired in a safe and welcoming community. 

About HON:

HON builds capacity for individuals and agencies to meet needs through volunteerism. The HON AmeriCorps Program is made possible through support from the Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund, Volunteer Tennessee, and participating AmeriCorps host organization.

About AmeriCorps:
AmeriCorps is a voluntary public service program where members commit their time to address critical community needs. Learn more about AmeriCorps here.



  • Date Posted: May 14, 2020
  • Type: VISTA / AmeriCorps
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 08/17/2020
  • Working Hours: 35-40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm