Public Programs Associate

Job Type

Full Time


Details: $38,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



1151 6th Street
United States


Urban Adamah in Berkeley, CA seeks a Public Programs Associate to serve as the key support member for all public events, retreats, and site rentals on the farm. The Associate will have a range of responsibilities including hosting farm events and retreats, facilitating community building, hosting site rentals, and providing administrative support. Specific responsibilities are described below.


  • Public Programs: Supporting and collaborating with the Public Programs Director and working with other staff and external vendors to deliver high quality, on-brand, mission aligned programming to the broader community. Types of public programs include Jewish holiday celebrations and festivals, sustainable agriculture workshops, mindfulness and other multi-day retreats, concerts, and trainings. The Associate will be responsible for personally hosting events, welcoming and helping participants connect with one another, and acting as support staff for other events. Additional work includes supporting the Public Program Director in program planning and logistics, follow-up and evaluation, and purchasing supplies for programs, as needed.

  • Site Rentals: Serving in the role of site rental host for as many rentals, including some multi-day residential retreats, as makes sense given other responsibilities above. This role includes setup and breakdown of spaces as well as logistical and administrative work required for these events.

  • Other Responsibilities: Urban Adamah has a very lean staff. The Public Programs Associate may be asked to support the organization in other ways as needed, including supervising volunteers or others hired to work in the Public Programs Department. This may also include representing Urban Adamah within the greater community of the Bay Area in a variety of ways.

  • Supervision: The Public Programs Associate will be supervised by the Public Programs and Retreat Center Director.


We are looking for an energetic, organized, and self-motivated individual to join our Public Programs team. The ideal candidate has experience in organizing and hosting high quality events for groups of different sizes and demographic makeups. A high level of emotional maturity, strong written and verbal communication skills, comfort welcoming and orienting large groups of people, a consistent and strong work ethic, and a desire and willingness to learn are required for this position. Strong skills in using social media and other online tools in a professional setting is preferred. Ideally, the candidate also has experience working with caterers and/or maintaining food preparation areas. This individual should be in personal alignment with the mission of Urban Adamah, which is to use the tools of mindfulness, sustainable agriculture, social action, and Jewish spirituality to build a more loving, just, and sustainable world. 


Urban Adamah is an educational farm and community center in Berkeley, California that integrates the practices of Jewish tradition, mindfulness, sustainable agriculture, and social action to build loving, just, and sustainable communities. We ground and connect people - to the We provide training programs, educational workshops, and community celebrations for more than 15,000 visitors annually. #groundconnectgrow


This is a full-time position that includes full-time benefits as outlined in Urban Adamah’s Personnel Code, including health care coverage and paid time off. This position will require availability to work between 9am and 5pm on most weekdays and most weeks will include work done on weekends and/or evenings. A 40-hour work week will be maintained in consultation with the supervisor – thus, weekend and evening work requirements will be offset by reduced standard hours worked those weeks.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in English required.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please complete the online application, which includes:

  • Current resume (no more than 1 page in length, submitted as a PDF)
  • Cover Letter (no more than 1 page in length, submitted as a PDF)
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Responses to four short questions (on application page)