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Employment

Widney Greenhouse Coordinator

Position Summary

The Garden School Foundation’s Greenhouse Coordinator will work alongside the Garden manager to launch and maintain GSF’s new Greenhouse Seedling Program and will also be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of our vocational solar-powered greenhouse. This includes planting, fertilizing, monitoring and transplanting seedlings, as well as maintaining an impeccably clean greenhouse environment. The Greenhouse Coordinator will report to the Executive Director and work alongside the 24th Street Garden Manager, and other GSF and Widney High School staff, interns and volunteers to oversee and coordinate all aspects of the Greenhouse Seedling Program. This position requires someone who had greenhouse experience, and is proficient in organic growing techniques, as well Integrated Pest Management.

 

About the Garden School Foundation

GSF is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides interactive garden-based education to children in Title1 schools across Los Angeles in our beautiful living classrooms. Since 2003, we've been turning asphalt info ecosystems, working to create a healthy, educated and aware future generation of children that care for their bodies and for the earth.

 

The Greenhouse Program

The Greenhouse program is the culmination of the combined efforts of The Garden School Foundation and Widney High School to implement a vocational greenhouse program that will educate young adults with special needs and prepare them for rewarding, life-long careers.  This program consists of the implementation of the vocational greenhouse curriculum and seedling program; students will learn how to grow seedlings in a vocational greenhouse, and will also have the opportunity to sell these seedlings at farmer’s markets and other public venues.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

Implementing GSF’s Seedling Program:

  • Planting

  • Fertilizing

  • Monitoring and transplanting seedlings at various stages of growth

Day-to-day maintenance of solar-powered greenhouse

  •  Prepare greenhouse for Widney classes

  •  Cleaning of seed trays

  •  Preparing compost tea

  •  Upkeep of irrigation system

 

The Ideal Candidate has:

  • 3+ years in greenhouse maintenance

  • 3+ years in seedling rotation and care

  • The ability to work independently and part of a team

  • Strong ability to take initiative

  • The ability to work with diverse communities


Duration and Compensation:

This is a part-time, 1 year long commitment. Compensation consists of 20 hours/week @ $16/hr. This position begins as soon as possible.

 

Application Information

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with “Greenhouse Assistant” in the subject heading to shelby@gardenschoolfoundation.org . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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commented 2014-12-08 15:21:16 -0800 · Flag
Joni Ito Master Gardener ~ This is very exciting opportunity and I am highly interested in joining your organization. My experience, qualifications and unique skill set make me an excellent fit for the Garden School Foundation 24th Street Garden Coordinator position that your organization is currently seeking to fill. I will be submitting my resume with cover letter in application for the position to Shelby Crowell as specified in the advertisement. I would truly appreciate the opportunity to discuss in detail my qualifications at a mutually convenient time with whoever conducts the interview. I look forward to that conversation soon.
commented 2013-07-03 10:15:51 -0700 · Flag
are these positions still available? i do regular postings for Antioch University students in both our Urban Sustainability MA program and our Urban Communities and Environment BA programs and would love to spread the word of your work! thanks!
commented 2013-05-14 21:18:44 -0700 · Flag
I am interested in the jobs you have open. What are the qualifications and salary ?
published this page in Get Involved 2012-04-26 12:49:46 -0700

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