Jobs

THEARC Organic Garden:

During the months of May-November the garden staff will assist in operating a weekly farm stand and CSA. Staff is responsible for set-up and take-down of the market stand, operation of market stand during market hours, and CSA distribution. Staff will harvest and organize produce for sale, set pricing, develop market materials, engage market patrons, complete sales of produce, track and record market sales, and assist in market promotion.

Under the direction of the Garden Manager, the garden staff persons will participate tending the organic garden, the hoop house, and the orchard, keeping the area clean and productive. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, planting, weeding, composting, pest control, pruning, and harvesting crops. Garden staff will help keep the all garden grounds manicured, harvest and prepare produce for the market days, maintain documentation on garden crops and activities, assist in construction projects and help manage social media outreach via photos and blogs. The garden staff will be expected to assist the Education Coordinator with youth and community educational programs in the garden and during events. Staff will serve as a guide to the garden for visitors and educate visitors on food, nutrition, and the environment. The garden staff will work in tandem and report directly to the Garden Manager, and to the Executive Director.

The Organic Garden @ THEARC was created in 2010. It has grown to 25 raised beds for vegetables, a 17-tree orchard, 8 in-ground rows, a hoop house, a pollinator garden, an herb garden, and two honeybee hives. The gardens provide produce for a weekly farm stand during the summer months and host educational programs throughout the season.

Details:

One position, 12 hours/week

Flexible schedule. Must be able to work Saturday and Wednesday evenings from May-November

Compensation: $10.50/hour

Term: May 27, 2013 – November 21, 2013

Qualifications:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, responsible, and self-motivated individual interested in improving entrepreneurial skills and learning about gardening and healthy eating. Candidate must be punctual, well organized, enjoy working outdoors, able to follow instructions and work independently. Position requires manual labor, some heavy lifting, and frequent interaction with bugs and dirt. Regular engagement with the community is required so ideal candidate must be comfortable engaging with garden visitors and the public. The ideal candidate has attained a GED or high school diploma and demonstrates a deep knowledge of the Wards 7 and 8 communities in Washington, DC. No previous garden experience is required.

How to Apply:

Email or deliver cover letter, resume, and three references to Kate Lee at THEARC. kate@dcgreens.org

Deadline to apply is May 18, 2015. Interviews held on a rolling basis.