Now Hiring: GARDEN MANAGER

The Garden Manager is responsible for managing the upkeep of the Larkfield Community Garden year-round, combining production farming with community engagement. The Garden Manager reports to the Program Director and collaborates with all staff, advisors, and partners. This position is part-time at 20 hours per week with a flexible schedule and occasional weekend duties. Wage at $17.00 per hour with paid holidays and sick leave. Anticipated start date in August with some training alongside current Garden Manager.

Qualifications:

  • At least two years of farm and/or garden management experience, specifically organic and regenerative methods of 4-season food production

  • Experience working with K-8 youth and desire to engage students in hands-on farm work

  • Competent with both self-directed work and managing large groups

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds and work outdoors in variable climatic conditions

  • Desire to build a community rooted in collective land stewardship and sharing healthy

    food

  • Preferably access to reliable work vehicle (mileage reimbursed)

  • Able to oversee a diverse group of committed volunteers and interns


    Job responsibilities include the following:
    Maintenance & Operations

  • Develop annual garden plan, with awareness of crop rotation, yields, and integrated pest management

  • Build soil and prepare beds, with knowledge of bio-intensive, organic practices

  • Build and maintain compost systems

  • Save and source seeds to represent variety of crops for intended uses

  • Plant annuals each season and attend to perennial herbs, flowers, and fruit orchard

  • Maintain irrigation system, tools, and structures

  • Communicate with garden educators on farm planting schedule and priorities
     

       Administration

  • Attend and contribute to monthly staff meetings

  • Monitor expenditures within program budget

  • Develop a business plan to generate revenue from produce and services

  • Collect data to document program impact, such as crop yields and produce distribution

  • Support organizational goals and strategies around health and biodiversity

  • Oversee garden internship (three months each, twice annually)

    Outreach

  • Harvest, clean, and deliver produce to intended audiences

  • Collaborate and communicate with staff garden educators

  • Engage with Mark West students and classes as a regular guest speaker

  • Coordinate seasonal volunteer projects and attend monthly garden work days

  • Orient garden visitors and maintain public signage

  • Contribute to outreach events, newsletters, and social media

How to Apply:
 

Qualified and interested applicants - send resume and cover letter to info@communitysoil.org. Background check conducted via CSF fiscal sponsor, Extended Child Care. Thank you for your interest!

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