Oregon – Earth Art Ag hiring Part-time Garden Educator

Portland, Oregon
Part-time Garden Educator
 

Earth Art Ag is a Portland-based non-profit that teaches garden education in 11 public K-8 schools.  We are currently hiring a Part-time Garden Educator for the 2017-2018 school year.  This position requires flexible hours, excellent time management skills, experience working with youth in a garden/farm setting, and a passion for making garden education accessible and culturally meaningful to all students.

WHEN:  late August 2017- June 2018 (with the opportunity to stay on for the following school year)

WHERE:  2 schools in SE Portland, OR

TIME:  2 days/week Sept-June (no programming in Dec.), approx. 15-20 hrs/week

PAY:  $17-18/hr (DOE) + 10% health/retirement benefits

TO APPLY:  Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Djamila Moore (Education Director) at djamila@earthartag.org by July 14, 2017.

Please see full job description here: EAA Part-time Garden Educator Job Description 2017

More info at our website:  earthartag.org

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Massachusetts – Hockomock Area YMCA hiring Community Garden Coordinator

Mansfield, Massachusetts

Title: Community Garden Coordinator

Date: 12/08/2016

Dept.: Health Innovation                                                              

Summary of Position:  This position will oversee operations for the Mansfield Community Garden, a one-acre community garden project maintained through a partnership between the Hockomock Area YMCA and the Town of Mansfield. The Community Garden Coordinator will be responsible for growing produce as well as coordinating a 43 member CSA program, working with garden plot members, and overseeing educational workshops/camp visits.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Design and plan the growing season at the Community Garden with a focus on crop layout and schedule, ordering of supplies and materials, and adhering to the budget.
  2. Grow vegetables throughout the season by preparing the soil, planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting.
  3. Coordinate of all aspects of the CSA program including the harvest and pick up of vegetables on designated pick up days
  4. Communicate with all Community Garden members (CSA members and plot members) to ensure that all questions and concerns are addressed within a timely manner
  5. Recruit, supervise, and support volunteers who donate their time to various aspects of the garden project
  6. Facilitate visits from YMCA campers and other groups; design service projects for such groups

Education/Experience:

  1. One to two years of growing experience, preferably with a CSA share program
  2. Degree in sustainable agriculture, agricultural science, or a related area of study preferred
  3. Ability to use Microsoft Office & related computer programs
  4. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of members and volunteers
  5. Ability to build and sustain community relationships
  6. CPR, first aid and Child Sexual Abuse Prevention certifications are required upon hire

Interested applicants should email marykateb@hockymca.org, with a resume and a cover letter/email.

 

Oregon – Coyote Gardens hiring Organic Landscape Gardener

Neskowin, Oregon
Organic Landscape Gardener (Oregon Coast)
Part-time work available with a small, strictly organic niche landscaping company. We operate primarily between Neskowin and Pacific City in private ornamental gardens. This position entails responsibility for quality garden care and maintenance, working in a team of 2-3 landscape professionals. Work is primarily hand weeding, pruning, raking and spreading mulch in the spring and fall. There is very minimal lawn care and some small tree work. This is strenuous labor in all weather conditions. Candidate needs to have strong interest and ideally some experience in: horticulture, organic landscape methodology, and/or fine gardening and be willing to learn our methods. We are busiest  March through June and September through November and are hiring immediately for spring. Compensation ranges from $12 to $16 per hour depending on experience and performance.
Required skills:
– Ability to communicate clearly
– Willingness to take direction
– Ability to arrive on time, professional and ready to work
– Stamina to enjoy physical labor for 6-8 hours a day in all conditions
– Willingness to work in all weather
– Available weekdays
Desired skills:
– Verifiable strong gardening skills and experience
– Understanding which plants thrive in our microclimate
– Specialty pruning skills
– Irrigation skills
– good attitude and fun to work with
Please email a resume which should include: relevant experience; work history including dates of employment, references with contact information, and wages earned per hour; any other materials you like. We will respond to all serious applicants. We are looking for someone who works well with a team, works fast, doesn’t save the hard work for others and has a good attitude. We can offer a positive work environment on the beautiful Oregon coast, a flexible schedule, clear expectations and the resources to do your job well. We work hard, take pride in our work and have fun. People of any gender, race, sexual orientation or religion encouraged to apply.

Utah – Youth Garden Project hiring Interns

Moab, Utah

The Youth Garden Project (YGP) is a non-profit organization in Moab, UT with the mission of cultivating healthy children, families, and community through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table

YGP is currently seeking to fill three internship positions:

Program Instructor Internship

We are looking for an individual that is interested in working as an educator in a hands-on, outdoor setting within a variety of educational programs. In the spring, we have an After-School Program, Garden Classroom Field Trips, Middle and High School classes that conduct experiments, and a weeklong Spring Break Camp—all of which will be taught primarily by two interns with aid from the Program Manager. During the summer, four interns facilitate our nine week Summer Camp designing and implementing the lesson plans for this program.

Read the full description and see how to apply here: spring_summer-program-instructor-internship

Full Season Garden Internship

Experience an entire growing season at the Youth Garden Project with the 9-month Garden Internship! Garden interns have the opportunity to learn organic gardening techniques and skills while working in a combined production and education garden.

Read the full description and see how to apply here:full-season-garden-internship

Spring/Summer Garden Internship

Garden interns will have the opportunity to learn organic gardening techniques and skills while working in a combined production and education garden.

Read the full description and see how to apply here:spring_summer-garden-internship

New York – Capital Roots hiring Seasonal Garden Organizer

Troy, New York

Seasonal Garden Organizer

About Capital Roots

Capital Roots is striving to create a more vibrant and equitable food system in New York’s Capital Region. We work to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on public health in New York’s Capital Region by organizing community gardens, providing healthy food access, offering nutritional and horticultural education for all ages and coordinating urban greening programs in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and southern Saratoga Counties. Our mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh healthy foods and green space for all.

TITLE: Seasonal Garden Organizer                    REPORTS TO: Community Gardening Program Manager

Capital Roots’ Community Gardening Program makes community food plots available to hundreds of gardening families across four counties in our 51 community gardens.  The Seasonal Garden Organizer will welcome new and returning gardeners into the community gardening program and prepare the gardens for the 2017 growing season under the supervision of the Community Gardening Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Commitment to the mission of Capital Roots
  • Motivated and energetic person who enjoys working outside
  • Must have excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Must have a clean driving record
  • Community organizing and/or gardening experience preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Register returning gardeners and conduct orientations for new participants
  • Gain firm understanding of Community Gardening Handbook (provided during staff orientation) to articulate general responsibilities of participating gardeners while addressing consumer nee
  • Generate maps and contact lists for program participants
  • Lead work parties in gardens
  • Site preparation and new garden development
  • Foster greater gardener involvement in program

SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • This is a full-time, temporary position (from January through June), paid at an hourly rate of $12/hr.

To learn more about Capital Roots, go to www.capitalroots.org. Capital Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We will not discriminate in our hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Tara Quackenbush, Community Gardening Program Manager Capital Roots
594 River Street, Troy NY 12180
gardens1@capitalroots.org

NO CALLS PLEASE!

Private farm hiring Caretaker/Farmhand

Bowdoinham, Maine

Caretaker/Farmhand/Gardener/Landscaper Needed 

This is a job at a small private farm in Maine and the position is open immediately. The Employee is responsible for but not limited to:

  • Harvesting, transplanting, weeding, pruning, trellising, thinning, managing irrigation systems, and pest control
  • Some tractor and rototiller work will be required for soil preparation and cultivation
  • Post-harvest operations will include sorting, washing, packing/storage responsibilities
  • Transport and delivery of farm products will also be required
  • Feeding, watering, general handling of domestic and farm animals
  • Maintenance of grounds and gardens, including mowing grass, spring and fall cleanup, snow removal

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Previous experience with raising vegetables and farm animals preferred
  • Familiarity with lawn mowers, week whackers, snow blowers, chainsaws etc. and able to perform maintenance and simple repairs on these common machines
  • Demonstrated work history
  • Ability to maintain a professional attitude and neat appearance, tobacco, alcohol and drug-free
  • Follow direction well
  • Strong attention to detail and organization
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work under challenging ergonomic conditions, including work that requires frequent crouching, bending and kneeling.
  • Ability to regularly lift loads of 50 pounds or more
  • Must be able to work outside in all conditions
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation is required
  • Expect that employee has health insurance through partner or MaineCare/Obamacare

HOURS and PAY:

This is a full-time, year-round (12 month) position, averaging 40 hours per week.

Candidates will be expected to have flexibility in terms of scheduling.  This position starts at $10 an hour with the ability to increase compensation once a baseline of knowledge and ability has been proven.