Alaska: Jewell Gardens seeks Assistant Organic Veggie Garden/CSA Manager

26 Jan
Embark on a horticultural adventure in Skagway, Alaska! Join us at Jewell Gardens, a Certified Organic Show  Garden amidst the peaks and rivers of this great northern environment.  Jewell Gardens caters to the bustling summer cruise industry. We offer tours through our flower & vegetable gardens, which includes glassblowing hotshops, restaurant, glass gallery & gift shop.   Our “open” season is May through September, term of this position: March through October.

We are looking for an experienced, motivated, organized organic veggie gardener with who can help manage a small team of seasonal gardeners.  Journey with us from germination room to greenhouse to garden. This is a unique opportunity!

Employment Term:   Seasonal position; Spring Greenhouse Operations to Garden Shutdown… March through October.  We are looking for someone interested in at least a two year commitment.

Starting Pay Rate: DOE – Depending on Experience

    Position Description:
  • Greenhouse Start Up:
    Start seeds early season in germination room & greenhouse, tend to growing plants.
  • Keep detailed records for Organic Certification. Assist with administrative duties.
  • Transplant seedlings from greenhouse to garden.
  • Help manage seasonal crew on 3 acres of cultivated grounds.  Maintenance includes weed wacking, pruning, weeding, and harvesting veggies & seeds.
  • Report regularly to Garden Manager.
  • Participate in garden planning/projects with garden manager/owner.
  • Harvesting vegetables for subscription sales & maintaining harvest records throughout the season.
  • Garden shutdown.
    Qualifications:
  • At least two years veggie garden experience.
  • Working knowledge of organic gardening methods (fertilizing & pest control).
  • Intermediate or greater plant knowledge:  Veggies, herbs, fruit trees & berry bushes.
  • Know how to start & use garden equipment: rototiller, lawnmower & weed-eater.
  • Good management, organizational, & communication skills necessary ~ at times will be directing 2 to 4 people on single or multiple projects.
  • Ability to type and use Microsoft Excel & Word Programs.
  • Have a valid driver’s license & ability to drive a stick-shift vehicle.
  • Physically able to lift up to 70 lbs., move pots around, be on knees for much of a day, haul wheelbarrows full of compost and in general good physical health.
  • Be self-motivated and also able to motivate crew members.
  • Able to plan, prioritize, & orchestrate projects dependant on garden needs, budget, weather, etc.
    Please take a look at our website: jewellgardens.com for more information and to fill out an online application. Feel free to email Charlotte Jewell, jewellgardens@yahoo.com or call 907-612-0115 with questions.

 

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