The Organic Garden at THEARC Currently Hiring

THEARC's Organic Garden and Market Stand is currently seeking (1) garden/market staff person for seasonal, part-time employment!

Started in 2010, the Organic Garden @ THEARC holds 25 raised beds for vegetables, a 17-tree orchard, 8 in-ground rows, a hoop house, a pollinator garden, an herb garden and two honeybee hives. During the summer and early fall, produce yielded from the garden is sold at THEARC's Weekly Market Stand. It is also a site for educational and nutritional community programming.

Under the direction of the Garden Manager, the garden staff persons 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 crops. Garden staff will help keep the all garden grounds manicured, harvest and prepare produce for the market days, maintain documentation on garden crops and activities, assist in construction projects and help manage social media outreach via photos and blogs. The garden staff will be expected to assist the Education Coordinator with youth and community educational programs in the garden and during events. Staff will serve as a guide to the garden for visitors and educate visitors on food, nutrition, and the environment. The garden staff will work in tandem and report directly to the Garden Manager, and to the Executive Director.

During the months of May-November the garden staff will assist in operating a weekly farm stand. Staff is responsible for set-up and take-down of the market stand and operation of market stand during market hours. Staff will organize produce for sale, set pricing, develop market materials, engage market patrons, complete sales of produce, and track and record market sales. 

Details:

20 hours/week

Must be able to work Saturdays from May-November

Term: March 11, 2015 – November 21, 2015

Qualifications:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, responsible, and self-motivated individual interested in learning about gardening and healthy eating. Candidate must be punctual, well organized, enjoy working outdoors, able to follow instructions and work independently. Position requires manual labor, some heavy lifting, and frequent interaction with bugs and dirt. Regular engagement with the community is required so ideal candidate must be comfortable engaging with garden visitors and the public.

The ideal candidate has attained a GED or high school diploma and demonstrates a deep knowledge of the Wards 7 and 8 communities in Washington, DC. No previous garden experience is required.

How to Apply:

Email or deliver cover letter, resume, and three references to Kate Lee at THEARC. kate@dcgreens.org

Deadline to apply is February 23, 2015.

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