Denver Botanic Gardens hiring Seasonal Farm Stand Coordinator

Denver, Colorado

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is hiring Seasonal Farm Stand Coordinator

The Chatfield CSA serves 250 families on 5.5 acres of sustainably grown vegetables. Located within a 350-acre preserve along the banks of Deer Creek, the site includes historic ranch buildings, 2.5 miles of nature trails and numerous wildflower gardens.

To learn more about Denver Botanic Gardens go to www.botanicgardens.org.

Compensation: $13 per hour

Job Summary: This position is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of weekly farm stands operating in assigned Denver neighborhoods and works alongside the Denver Botanic Gardens management to distribute/sell produce in “food desert” areas. As such the incumbent will be the face of the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Farm Stand program to the majority of participants/customers, community partners and volunteers. Not only does this position coordinate the farm stand operations, this position also coordinates the volunteers who will work at the farm stands ranging from high school kids to veterans to educational partnerships.

This position is Part-time (20-24 hours a week) from May – October 2015

Education/Experience: Minimum 2 years or more of college course work in community engagement, education, food systems or urban farming related areas and a minimum of two season’s related experience working in food systems, farmer’s markets and sales training. The equivalent combination of education and experience is also acceptable.  Must be adaptable to a fast-paced, schedule driven farm environment. Must also have experience connecting with various types of community partners and stakeholders.  Must possess valid Colorado Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record as this position requires driving a box truck to farm stand locations.  Previous cashiering experience in a retail setting in required along with strong computer skill involving Microsoft products including, but not limited to Word, Excel, and Outlook. Strong customer service skills are essential.

Send resume and/or application to Human Resources, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver CO 80206, or e-mail your resume to hr@botanicgardens.org. We are a nonprofit, EOE.

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