Washington – The Herbfarm Restaurant hiring Lead Assistant of Farm & Gardens

Woodinville, Washington

The Herbfarm Restaurant  Lead Assistant of Farm & Gardens

Revised 2018

Position:    Farm & Garden Manager’s Assistant—average 30 hours per week. Year ‘round employment. Full thyme mid-April-October. Part thyme November-March.  Wage: DOE

Location:   The Herbfarm Restaurant, 14590 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA and the farm in Redmond on 124th.

Phone: (425) 485-5300  http://www.theherbfarm.com

The Herbfarm Restaurant began as an actual herb farm in Fall City, Washington. We started serving educational luncheons in a garage in 1986. We then moved to 9-course dinners matched with wines. Ingredients are always local and often from our own farm. Chef-Selected menus have themes which change every few weeks.

After a fire in 1997 which destroyed the restaurant/garage we re-opened in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country with 6,000 sq ft of gardens and a 5-acre farm just up the valley. We aim to create the finest dining experience in the world through welcoming decor, great service and food. Guests are toured through the Garden pre-dinner.

The Herbfarm is the only AAA 5-Diamond rated restaurant west of Chicago and north of San Francisco.

Overview:  Take lead, under Head Farmer/Gardener with:

The Farm: All aspects of 5-acre production farm–seeding, plant propagations, plant/supply shopping, watering, feeding, weeding, transplanting, animal care. Daily harvest with great detail & delivery for kitchen needs.  Irrigation systems, tractor use & care, tool/supply organization, composting, maintenance of farm infrastructure (fixing things). Supervision of seasonal staff and volunteers. Guest tours.

The Garden: Maintenance & design of food related plantings of raised beds and surrounding public display gardens at The Herbfarm Restaurant site ensuring gardens are presentable for guest viewing, weddings and tours at all times. Incorporate representative plantings of herbs & vegetables on current menus. Coordinate with Willows Lodge’s Department of Natural Beauty for hardscape lodge’s needs. Indoor plants. Combine creativity, whimsy, and function.

Be ready to be the lead when the lead is off.

Details:

  • Outdoor work in all types of weather– hot, cold, wet, windy
  • Organized, organizer, & persistent
  • Hard, manual labor
  • Professional, friendly guest & staff interactions
  • Work at least 50% of weekend days
  • Accuracy and consistency and cleanliness in daily kitchen harvest/delivery
  • Thoughtful about tasks and striving for quality and efficiency
  • Work on own and as leader of a team at farm and garden
  • Daily care of livestock
  • Communicate clearly and timely via email, text, in person.
  • Care and training of pet pigs
  • Tidiness and safety with tools & hoses

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience in commercial/public farm or garden with vegetables, herbs, edible flowers in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Experience seeding, and propagation in and out of greenhouse setting
  • Bed and landscape design experience a plus
  • Tractor experience a plus
  • Farm animal care/beekeeping experience a plus
  • Physically capable–wheelbarrows, shoveling, hauling, bending, weeding, composting
  • Strength–able to lift 40# repeatedly in the course of a day
  • Understanding of IPM, biological soil and plant management and market farming helpful
  • Knowledge but also willingness to learn about new plants and methods
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Excel, Word, Dropbox
  • Some supervisory experience
  • Communication skills-oral and written

Character Traits

Works well with others and alone         Organized/Organizer

Self starter, motivated                         Dependable, timely

Takes pride in work well done              Customer oriented

Sense of humor                                  Leadership skills

Takes and gives direction well             Interest in cooking/fine dining

Benefits

  • Work for a place you can be proud of
  • A year ‘round position where you can get your hands dirty and participate in creating the finest dining experience in the world every day.
  • Medical and Dental insurance
  • Paid vacation/PTO
  • 401K Plan

To Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to The Herbfarm Restaurant at jobs@theherbfarm.com

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Washington – The Herbfarm Restaurant hiring Production Farmer and Kitchen Gardener

Woodinville, Washington

Production Farmer & Kitchen Gardener for The Herbfarm Restaurant

The  Herbfarm  is  a  one-of-a-kind  AAA  5-diamond-rated  restaurant  serving  9 course chef–selected menus for a  4-hour dining experience. The restaurant has had its own farm for 30 years and uses only locally sourced ingredients in its 20 different menu changes each year. It is America’s only 5-Diamond Restaurant north of San Francisco and west of Chicago.

Position:                Herbfarm Restaurant Production Farmer/Gardener, a full-time, year around position.
Start ASAP
Location:               The Herbfarm Restaurant and Farm in the Sammamish Valley, about 25 minutes northeast of Seattle, Washington
Gardens/Restaurant: 14590 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072
Supervisors:       The Herbfarm Chef and the General Manager
Phone: 425-485-5300      Email:    jobs@theherbfarm.com

Overview: Maintain the Herbfarm Restaurant’s 5-acre production farm that grows, harvests, & delivers high quality herbs, eggs, and produce to our restaurant. Animal care. Oversight of on-site display gardens. Oversee staff/volunteers. Computerized tracking of crops and harvested produce. Flexibility and willingness to work hard and sometimes long hours in all weather.

Details:

  • Creating and maintaining growing schedule for The Herbfarm farm based on the chef’s
  • Planting. Cultivating. Weeding. Harvesting to kitchen specifications. Transplanting. Seeding. Trellising. Irrigation.
  • Operating a tractor, walk-behind tractor, rototiller, and mulching
  • IPM and biological soil & plant management for sustainable techniques. Composting.
  • Occasional interaction with public when restaurant classes & events are at the farm or at educational events.
  • Care of apiary, pigs, chickens.
  • Oversee farm
  • Oversee, train, manage, keep happy: Assistant Farmer and small team of seasonal workers and volunteers.
  • Represent The Herbfarm in local community agricultural organizations and
  • Communicate consistently with the General Manager and The Herbfarm

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 2+ full growing seasons experience with row crop vegetables and culinary herbs (preferably in Western Washington or similar climate)
  • Creative skills to manage all aspects of mixed vegetable, fruit, flower, & herb production
  • A long term interest in farming & local food production
  • Good physical condition: able to lift 50# repeatedly with stamina &
  • Simple tinkerer/fixer with basic carpentry skills
  • Experience with small gas powered machinery, i.e. rototillers & mulching mowers
  • Experience driving tractors and using farm implements
  • Be self-directed and comfortable working alone AND be a team player reaching for shared goals
  • Strong communication skills—written and verbal
  • Experience managing growing and harvest data
  • Understanding of IPM, biological soil and plant management

Character Traits:

  • Works well with others and alone takes direction well
  • Self -starting, motivated
  • Dependable, timely
  • Takes pride in work well done Organized and tidy
  • Guest oriented
  • Cares for staff
  • Creative AND willing to take artistic direction Must be interested in food
  • Communicates well Trustworthy and honest Doesn’t give up easily

To    Apply:

Send resume and cover letter. Come by for a tour of restaurant and garden any day between 10 and 3. Direct emails to: jobs@theherbfarm.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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California – MEarth hiring Property Manager

Carmel, California

This is a full time, 40 hour/week, exempt position. Salary and paid vacation package is competitive. Presently, no insurance is offered. However, the Board of Directors and new Executive Director have made securing increased funding to provide insurance for all staff a high priority objective for the organization.
To apply, please follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/zaDYnoR9Oa7saUx72

California – Coastal Roots hiring Community Farmer

Encinitas, California

Position:                 Community Farmer

Status:                    Regular, Full‐Time, Non‐Exempt

Hours:                    40 hours per week, Sunday-Thursday. Evenings, weekends, and holidays on occasion.

Reports to:          Assistant Operations Manager

About Coastal Roots Farm

Coastal Roots Farm (CRF) is a nonprofit community farm and education center. We cultivate healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom.

Since our inception in 2014, Coastal Roots Farm has provided dignified access to fresh food for those who need it most. Inspired by Jewish agricultural practices, we raise organic crops and share the harvest with our community through pay-what-you-can farm stands, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, and direct donations to local hunger relief organizations. Through field trips, workshops, agricultural festivals, and community events, we offer hands-on education and invite our neighbors to connect to the land and each other.

Coastal Roots Farm is located in Encinitas, CA on approximately 15 acres of land. Our Farm consists of vegetable gardens, greenhouses, a food forest, animal pastures, compost systems, and a vineyard. Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and received 501(c)(3) public charity status in 2016.

 Position Overview

The Community Farmer will support the operational teams with the cultivation, development, maintenance and follow through of projects within the following five organically maintained production areas: vegetables, food forest, vineyard, chicken runs, and composting program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Production Areas:

  • Support crop production on the farm, including pest management, greenhouse propagation, transplanting, weeding, watering, and
  • Support infrastructure development, irrigation, farm maintenance, cleanliness and organization, distribution efforts, occasional deliveries, and farm stand shifts.
  • Lead volunteers as
  • Collect data and support organized record
  • Support resource development for department as
  • Chicken coop and chicken run upkeep and care.
  • Incorporate Jewish agricultural practices into the development and management of the

Education and Events:

  • Assist in implementation of farm education and events.
  • Host guests and lead occasional tours, highlighting our
  • Provide support for Coastal Roots Farm programs and

General Administration:

  • Participate in regular staff

Required Qualifications and Experiences

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience or a relevant college degree, especially within the fields of organic/biodynamic farming focused on vegetable production and Community Supported
  • Passion for interacting with, educating, and leading a diversity of community participants, volunteers and staff of varied ages and
  • Knowledge and passion for community farming, food justice, food systems development,
  • Strong knowledge of agricultural equipment use and
  • Cooperative, service‐oriented attitude and ability to work independently and take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and relationship development
  • Ability to be open and flexible to new ways of working with diverse
  • Creative skills and ability to experiment to attain new, better strategies, approaches, and solutions to
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on a variety of tasks along with an ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, team
  • Strong work ethic and ability to perform strenuous physical labor in inclement weather.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft
  • Detail
  • A valid driver’s

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Certification in organic farming and/or experience with biodynamic
  • Food safety
  • Technical knowledge and familiarity with irrigation construction, troubleshooting, and
  • Knowledge of species and climate specific to Southern
  • Experience as an agricultural or environmental
  • Familiarity with Jewish agricultural or arboreal concepts, texts, and
  • Project management
  • Training in active listening and constructive communication techniques such as Non‐Violent Communication, meeting facilitation,
  • Understanding of working within a non-profit organization.

Reporting Relationship

Reports directly to the Assistant Operations Manager.

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience. Coastal Roots Farm offers a competitive benefits package.

Typical Working Conditions

The Community Farmer will work outdoors conducting a variety of tasks, often times repetitive and under the supervision of a multitude of coordinators. There will be exposure to Southern California outside temperatures, chemicals used in the agricultural industry, and loud noises.

Essential Physical Tasks

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Continuous walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting and pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs., cutting and carrying.

Equipment Used

Mechanical and manual tools used in compost production, laying hen production, agriculture and landscape maintenance.

Application Process: Please visit our website, https://coastalrootsfarm.org/the-farm/#job-opportunities and click on the View and Apply for Open Positions link to apply online.

Coastal Roots Farm is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Washington – Green Plate Special hiring Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Seattle, Washington

Marketing and Communications

Position Posting

Job Title:              Marketing and Communications Coordinator

FLSA Status:        Exempt
Reports to:          Executive Director

Salary Range:     $40,000-$42,000

Green Plate Special (GPS) is a rapidly growing organization that is ready to expand its operations with a full-time marketing and communications professional. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious early- to mid-career professional to join a fast-paced team committed to helping youth experience food in new ways through gardening, cooking, and eating together. Based at GPS’s 30,000 square foot garden and teaching kitchen in the Rainier Valley neighborhood, you’ll join a small team with big ambitions and bigger visions!

Mission and Programs

To empower and inspire youth to experience food in new ways through gardening, cooking and eating together. GPS works with youth ages 9-14 to foster interest and passion in food growing, cooking and healthy eating. The youth, families, and program partners we serve come from very diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

Position Summary

We are looking for a strong team member as our Marketing and Communications Coordinator who will creatively communicate the story and mission of GPS through visual and written communications and design. You will promote our visibility through all media forms as well as develop and instigate a marketing strategy in close partnership with the Executive Director (ED). This position requires someone who is excellent at planning, developing and can implement all current and new GPS marketing and communication tools (website and design tools such as Adobe Suite). Our collaborative, supportive, and energetic work environment requires someone who enjoys physical activity as well as time at the desk. We require all employees to participate in all aspects of the organization in order to genuinely position and represent GPS in the community.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Creates content and messaging for all social media (Facebook, Instagram, website, blog posting, newsletters)
  • Produces compelling written and visual content and communications, such as year-end appeal, letters of thanks, newsletters, fact sheets, and promotional materials
  • Takes the lead in visual design and as the program photographer
  • Serves as the lead event planner and executes these events, including GPS primary yearly fundraiser
  • Sits on the External Affairs committee as the Committee Lead
  • Manages the organization’s photo library
  • Supports the Operations Coordinator on direct mailings, list preparation and production, and fulfillment mailings.
  • Represent GPS at community events, provides tours of the garden/kitchen, and proactively cultivates community opportunities and relationships
  • As part of a small team, there will be plenty of exciting “other duties” as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Visual Arts, and/or Journalism will help you receive a first interview
  • 2 years minimum in marketing and communications, either paid or volunteer
  • This is an entry to mid-level position but tenacity, a quick mind, and ability to dig-deep and learn through active research is necessary
  • A demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to apply racial, gender and economic lenses to all marketing and communication language and strategy
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, design software (Adobe Suite), fundraiser systems and databases such as Salesforce.
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in Excel and Power Point
  • Must have experience with web content management systems and basic HTML

Background and Skills

  • Excellent oral, written, and listening skills.
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Creative, solutions-oriented and visual thinker
  • Solid time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; willing to take initiative on new projects
  • Willingness to learn and grow into this position
  • Thrives in a fast-paced nonprofit environment with a strong commitment to mission fulfillment
  • Interest in learning funding and development strategies –highly valued
  • Interest in food growing and cooking –highly valued

Other Requirements

  • Must pass a Washington State and national criminal history check
  • Must obtain a Washington State Food Handler’s card within 30 days following employment
  • A car is required for this position

Benefits

  • Continued learning and professional development opportunities in marketing and communications
  • A monthly benefit stipend provided to all employees. Paid sick leave, holidays and vacation pay

 

Employment Policy

Green Plate Special is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Green Plate Special does not and will not discriminate based on race, sex, socio-economic status, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ancestry, ethnicity, marital status, religion, differences in ability, or military status in personnel operations. This includes hiring and firing of staff, recruitment and acceptance of board members, volunteers, or recruitment and acceptance of students. We are committed to creating a progressive, diverse, and inclusive environment for our staff, board members, volunteers, students, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

We strongly encourage people of color to apply.

To Apply

Email ONLY:        jobs@greenplatespecial.org

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 3 professional or education-based references

 

 

Utah – Youth Gardens Project hiring Education Coordinator

Utah – Youth Garden Project – Education Coordinator VISTA
 
Position Overview: 
Under the direction of the Youth Programs Director, the Education Coordinator will collaborate with all YGP staff, community partners, and schools to help build the capacity of our youth programs. We are looking for an individual who is flexible, collaborative, able to work independently, exhibits strong leadership, and is enthusiastic about using the profound process of growing food as a classroom to teach academic and life lessons to youth of all ages and backgrounds.
Term of Service Dates: August 19th, 2018-August 30th 2019
 
Benefits:
  • VISTA members are expected to work 40 hours per week across two sites: Grand County High School and Youth Garden Project
  • End of service award ($5,920 education award voucher or approximately $1,800 cash stipend)
  • Living allowance ($472.22/every other week)
  • Healthcare allowance/ Child care (if applicable)
  • Relocation/settling in allowance
  • Non-competitive eligibility status for federal jobs (ie for 1 year after service VISTAs can be non-competitively selected for federal jobs, like those with the Park Service, BLM, or other agencies.  Applicants do not have to compete, and the hiring process can be much easier!)
  • VISTA members will be certified in CPR and First Aid; certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified
  • For more info visit: https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service
 
Required Skills and Experience:
  • Candidate must have experience working directly with youth in school/school-garden settings, designing curriculum, and/or  working in non-traditional education spaces
  • Graduate of an accredited university or college
  • Strengths in time management, prioritizing/prioritization, delegating tasks, and multi-tasking
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills with external and internal audiences across all populations
  • Highly organized through prep and execution of programs including data collection,  participation tracking, and evaluation
  • Record of sound job performance and project management based on results
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks, and G-Suite
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Education Coordinator is responsible for the assessment, planning, development, organizing, and leading of youth program activities in the following areas:
Garden Ambassador Job Training Program
  • Continue development of the overall structure of the pilot program
  • Help recruit applicants and conduct interviews
  • Co-train, manage, and mentor participants
Grand County High School Programs 
  • Design and implement internship program through the Career Technical Education (CTE) program
  • Develop curriculum for Food Sciences and/or Agriculture classes
  • Work with SPED teacher(s) to create and facilitate lesson plans
8th Grade Environmental Science Elective Class 
  • Collaborate with teacher(s) about objectives and content of the class
  • Write lesson plans and teach the fall and spring courses
 
Afterschool Programs
  • Create and lead workshops with Grand County Middle School BEACON Afterschool Program
  • Co-facilitate and plan for the winter Garden Thyme after school program
  • Build capacity around and enhance Tea Time
Garden Classroom Field Trips
  • Organize and update materials
  • Update or develop new Garden Classroom Curriculum based on teacher, intern, or Youth Programs Director feedback and/or change in State Standards.
General Organizational Capacity Building 
  • Develop new teen programs (beyond those listed above) by assessing community/school needs, identifying potential areas of growth, and conducting research
  • Build relationships with the schools and their teachers, and families of program attendees
  • Inventory and acquire supplies for the infrastructure of the youth programs
  • Track numbers for grant writing purposes
  • Assist with grant-writing and fundraising beyond normal work hours
  • VISTA members will be certified in CPR and First Aid; certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified
  • VISTA members are expected to work 40 hours per week
TO APPLY: 
Please e-mail a brief cover letter and an attached resume with three professional references to Youth Programs Director, Julie Zender, julie@youthgardenproject.org. Applicants are also required to apply through Americorps VISTA website: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=81077&fromSearch=true.
Open until filled.

Utah – Youth Garden Project hiring Community Programs Coordinator

Utah – Youth Garden Project – Community Programs Coordinator VISTA

Position Details and Benefits
Under the direction of the Operations and Development Director, the Community Programs Coordinator VISTA will work directly with YGP’s many community-based programs and events. We are looking for an individual who is flexible, collaborative, able to work independently, exhibits strong leadership, and is enthusiastic about using the profound process of growing food as a healthy space for all members of the community to learn and grow. Please e-mail a brief cover letter and an attached resume with three professional references to Operations and Development Director, Kate Niederehe, kate@youthgardenproject.org. Applicants also required to apply through Americorps VISTA website: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=81299&fromSearch=true. Open until filled.
Term of Service Dates: August 19th, 2018-August 30th 2019
Benefits:
  • VISTA members are expected to work 40 hours per week
  • End of service award ($5,920 education award voucher or approximately $1,800 cash stipend)
  • Living allowance ($472.22/every other week)
  • Healthcare allowance/ Child care (if applicable)
  • Relocation/settling in allowance
  • Non-competitive eligibility status for federal jobs (ie for 1 year after service VISTAs can be non-competitively selected for federal jobs, like those with the Park Service, BLM, or other agencies.  Applicants do not have to compete, and the hiring process can be much easier!)
  • VISTA members will be certified in CPR and First Aid; certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified
  • For more info visit https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service
 
Required Skills and Experience
  • Candidate must have experience in volunteer management, non-profit administration, and/or community development
  • Graduate of an accredited university or college
  • Strengths in time management, prioritizing/prioritization, delegating tasks, and multi-tasking
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills with external and internal audiences across all populations
  • Highly organized through prep and execution of programs including data collection,  participation tracking, and evaluation
  • Record of sound job performance and project management based on results
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks and G-Suite
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Community Programs Management 
Manages the following YGP community programs and events including managing supplies, recruiting volunteers/participants, scheduling with staff, marketing and public relations, and evaluating program inputs/outputs:
  • Weed N Feed & Volunteer Program
  • Rentals & Farm Stand Pilot
  • Year-round Workshops
  • Various alumni, coalition, and community events
Public Program Development & General Organizational Capacity Building
  • Design and implement new visible and inclusive educational resources for all ages and populations in the region
  • Assist in developing new partnerships and coalitions in the community to support existing and future programs and events
  • Assist with ongoing outreach to the community and YGP stakeholders (volunteers, partners, sponsors, alumni, etc.)
  • Assist in developing YGP’s CRM database, re-branding, and public image campaign
  • Assist with grant-writing and fundraising events – occasionally beyond normal work hours