Widney Greenhouse Coordinator
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:
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.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with “Greenhouse Assistant” in the subject heading to firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.