Organic Garden Associate Wanted!

Organic Garden Associate Wanted!

Work at THEARC's Organic Teaching Garden!

We currently are seeking a Garden Associate to work in THEARC's Organic Teaching Garden! Please forward this opportunity to anyone who may be interested in applying. The deadline for all applications is Friday, February, 7th.


Job Title: Organic Garden Associate

Location: Washington, DC

Classification: Seasonal, Part-time

Application Deadline: February 7, 2014

THEARC’s Organic Garden:
The Organic Garden at THEARC was created in 2010. It has grown to 22 planting beds for herbs and vegetables, a 17-tree orchard, and a hoop house. The garden provides produce for their market stand at the Ward 8 Farmer’s Market, held weekly, Saturday’s at THEARC from June - November.

Position Description:
Under the direction of the Garden Manager, the garden associate are responsible for 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 the crops in the garden, hoop house and orchard. Garden associate will help keep the all garden grounds manicured, harvest and prepare
produce for the market days, maintain documentation on garden crops and activities, and assist in construction projects and help manage social media outreach via photos and blogs. The garden associate will be expected to assist with community day activities, serve as a guide to the garden for visitors and educate visitors to the values of a healthy diet. The garden assistants will work in tandem and report directly to the Garden Manager, and to the Executive Director.

Hours: 20 hours/week (M, W, Th, F 9a-1p; Tu 1p-5p)

Compensation: $10/hour

Term: March 3, 2014 – November 30, 2014

We are looking for an enthusiastic, responsible, and self-motived individual interested in learning about gardening and healthy eating. Candidate must be punctual, enjoy working outdoors, able to follow instructions, organized, and able to work independently. Position requires manual labor, some heavy lifting, and interaction with bugs and dirt. Regular interaction with the community is required so ideal candidate must be comfortable engaging with garden visitors and the public. High school degree or GED preferable. No previous garden experience is required.

How to apply:
Email or deliver cover letter, resume, and three references to Kate Lee at THEARC.
Deadline to apply is February, 7.


The Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) is a 110,000 square-foot campus located east of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC’s Ward 8. THEARC was built and is operated by Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR), a nonprofit 501-c-3 organization. The mission of Building Bridges Across the River is to improve the quality of life for children and adults who reside east of the Anacostia River by providing leadership, management and financial oversight of the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC). Through a collaboration of eleven resident-partner organizations and four off-site partner organizations, THEARC provides access to high quality educational, health, cultural, recreation, and social service programs to community members. By providing these programs, BBAR and its partners aim to contribute to the flourishing of the community in southeastern Washington.

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