Garden School Foundation

24th Street Garden Coordinator

Position Summary

The Garden School Foundation 24th Street Garden Coordinator oversees the implementation of GSF’s Seed-to-Table programming at our flagship 24th Street Elementary School site: conducting daily garden classes to the highest standards, training and guiding Garden Interns and volunteers in day to day operations and garden maintenance, coordinating and assisting in the development of adjunct programming at the model 24th Street gardens, and conducting tours for a wide array of visitors. The 24th Street Garden Coordinator will work directly with the Executive Director and all other GSF staff and volunteers to oversee and coordinate the completion of all tasks. 

Roles and Responsibilities 


  • Plan and implement daily garden and cooking classes in the 24th Elementary School garden classroom; serving as a model and exemplar of our Seed-to-Table programming
  • Prepare and maintain all teaching and special project materials such as posters, bug-collecting supplies, science project materials, etc.
  • Work with classroom teachers, volunteers and interns to implement our Seed-to-Table garden and cooking curriculum
  • Work with Garden Manager to teach lessons on general gardening practices such as seed sowing, planting, integrated pest management, harvesting, and composting
  • Work with Garden Interns to train and develop their skills as GSF garden teachers

Program Management

  • Organize and coordinate 24th Street’s garden schedule of events and activities; communicating with teachers to ensure synchronization of curriculum and avoid interference with school events/schedule
  • Be the direct liaison between GSF and the 24th Street staff and parent community, ensuring communication about all GSF events and programs
  • Manage day-to-day relationships with interns, volunteers and program partners
  • Recruit and manage volunteers, maintaining a daily volunteer schedule

Facilities Maintenance

  • Assisting the Garden Manager to maintain 24th Street garden classrooms both internally and externally to ensure the facility is a clean, safe, and welcoming model GSF classroom
  • Keep all classroom and teaching supplies stocked, accounted for and in working order
  • Alert supervisor of problems or concerns with facilities and/or maintenance

Communication and Fundraising

  • Conduct tours of the 24th Street gardens to a diverse array of visitors as is necessary
  • Write monthly blog posts and biweekly social media updates; connecting with GSF's online community to communicate current classroom themes and experiences
  • Coordinate photo documentation of classes; maintaining an organized file of current photos
  • Assist with fundraising, GSF and partner events as they arise
  • Attend all necessary GSF staff, training and development meetings
  • Liaise with partner organizations to support GSF’s efforts to support the communities we serve
  • Solicit donations

The Ideal Candidate has:

  • A sincere appreciation for work in environmental education, project-based garden education, a commitment to local food and the Seed to Table philosophy
  • Strong ability to take initiative; is a leader and self-starter
  • 3+ years experience teaching in an outdoor education setting
  • Knowledge of organic gardening, environmental science and California’s growing seasons
  • Strong experience in collaboration and coordination
  • An unyieldingly positive attitude
  • Artistic abilities
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to work and multi-task within the school environment
  • Enthusiasm for working with elementary aged youth and ability to establish healthy relationships with students and families from varying economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Some knowledge of Spanish language (preferred)

Duration and Compensation

This position is a year-round, full-time position. Compensation package includes salary, health benefits and paid vacation. This position begins Monday January 5th. 

Application Information

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with “24th Street Coordinator” 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


Please watch this fantastic video the wonderful folks at Andrew Jackson Elementary made to raise $5k for the Seed to Table program at their school!