DC: E.W. Stokes Public Charter School seeks Garden Manager

9 Apr

Hours: 10 – 12/Week

Location: E.W. Stokes Public Charter School
Duration: Available immediately through July with the possibility of a more substantial
role beginning in August
Salary: $15/hour
Seedling Projects’ innovative Farm to Desk program is seeking a part-time Garden Manager to supervise operations at a school garden in Washington, D.C. The garden is one component of a three-part effort to combat childhood obesity through the development of a healthy school culture. Complementary components include from-scratch cooking in the Dining Hall and a integrated, standards-aligned food and ecology curriculum. The position must be filled immediately and runs through July, with an opportunity for increased hours and responsibilities from July-December.
Qualifications

Experience managing an edible garden.
Ability to do physical work outside, including lifting up to 50 lbs.
Access to a car or truck for occasional use (preferred, but not necessary).
Demonstrated knowledge of organic gardening practices.
An interest in food reform.
Strong communication and organizational skills.
Interest in growing into a gardener-teacher role (preferred, but not necessary).
Independent worker

Responsibilities

Maintain 10-14 raised vegetable and herb beds, and some surrounding fruit plants and

flowers.

On-site for an hour daily, Monday Friday, to evaluate garden care and adjustments

required

More substantial garden tasks twice weekly
Use best practices of organic garden care.
identify opportunities for staff, students, and volunteers to visit and complete meaningful
work in the garden.
Collaborate with the Food and Farm Curriculum Director and Wellness Coordinator to

Maintain an attractive and functional garden daily.

Please send a resume and cover letter to peter@seedlingprojects.org with “GARDEN MANAGER POSITION” in subject line.

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