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Garden Educator Urban Farmer

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Although we are not currently hiring for Garden Educator Urban Farmers, we are always accepting resumes for full time or part time work that may be needed. We start hiring for the spring in January.

Starting at $15/hour, commensurate with experience

Green City Growers is New England’s premier urban farming company. We transform unused space into thriving urban farms, providing schools, homeowners, restaurants, businesses and communities with immediate access to nutritious food, while revitalizing city landscapes and inspiring self-sufficiency. Our clients include: Whole Foods Market, the Beverly Public School system, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston Properties, B.GOOD restaurants, and Fenway Farms, a 5,000 sqft farm on the rooftop of Fenway Park. And there’s much more to come!

This is an exciting opportunity to join a hands-on team in a growing company that is dedicated to helping bring sustainable food production into Boston and beyond.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Green City Growers has developed a comprehensive cross-curricular garden education program for school children grades K-12, adaptable for in-school, after school programs, and summer camp environments. Students work with our horticultural education specialists to learn everything they need to know about growing their own food, coupled with food systems, food justice and nutrition education.

 

Our education programs are growing and we are looking for garden educators to join our team. This position will specialize in working with education programs, but the farmer should expect to work with a variety of client types and ages. This position will start at the end of February as a part-time position transitioning to full-time March 20th until early November.  Salary is $15.00/hr to start.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least one year of previous youth education experience
  • Some general farming/gardening experience
  • Some administrative experience and comfort with technology/computers
  • Detail oriented with a demonstrated commitment to high quality work
  • Strong time management and organizational abilities, with the ability to work in a very fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills, positive attitude, and professional demeanor
  • Flexible schedule – some evenings and/or weekend days may be required
  • Willingness and ability to perform physically challenging work in all weather conditions
  • A love of the outdoors, farming, working with students of all ages, and urban renewal!

* Your own reliable vehicle to use for work is strongly preferred! Farmers who use their own vehicles are reimbursed for mileage.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience developing curriculum
  • Experience working with seniors
  • Experience in cooking and nutrition
  • Previous work within urban communities of color

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Visit a variety of education programs and other clients’ gardens throughout the Greater Boston Area to plant, maintain, and harvest according to GCG’s horticultural practices. We use all organic management techniques, including OMRI approved pesticides and fungicides. Our staff tend to raised bed vegetable gardens, in-ground gardens, indoor grow systems, rooftop farms, orchards, chicken coops, and more!
  • Lead one-on-one and group garden education programs for adults and children at residential, school, after school, summer camp, corporate wellness, and eldercare sites
  • Implement and modify programs to appropriate age levels (lesson plans, activities, and projects)
  • Must be able to pass a CORI check
  • Management of interns, crew members, and volunteer groups may occasionally be required
  • Prepare for and document daily work in our online systems, including Google Calendar, Google Forms, and Insightly
  • Attend regular weekly meetings with the horticultural staff to discuss problems/solutions, methods and materials.
  • Attend regular weekly meetings with the educational staff to discuss problems/solutions, teaching methods and behavioral management, and curriculum. Communicate regularly with the Director of Education to ensure garden quality, program success, and efficient scheduling
  • Other tasks may include assisting with GCG’s onsite research and development garden, maintaining and starting seedlings, keeping the office and start area clean and organized, educational curriculum development, and horticultural research and recordkeeping projects.

Following a conditional offer of employment, GCG requires motor vehicle record checks on all final candidates.

To apply, please attach a resume and send a brief email to jobs@greencitygrowers.com outlining your experience and desire to be part of our team. Please no calls or emails other than to this address.

Compensation: Base $15/hour, commensurate with experience, plus partial benefits package

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