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Community Garden Student Manager
Job ID 5048
Job Type On-Campus Jobs
Employer Sustainable Skidmore
Date Posted Oct 23, 2019
Category Student Supervisor
Job Description The primary responsibilities of the Skidmore Community Garden Manger will be to work with the Skidmore Sustainability Office, Skidmore community members, and garden volunteers to plan and maintain the Skidmore Community Garden. The manager is responsible for the planting, maintenance, and harvesting of vegetables; recruiting and retaining volunteers; recording harvest yields; creating invoices and recording financial transactions; communicating with Skidmore Dining Services, maintaining the garden blog and Facebook page; as well as reaching out to the Skidmore and Saratoga communities at advertise events and educational opportunities. The North Woods Stewards will assist the Garden Manager for 6 hours each week during the summer. The position begins during the Spring 2020 semester, continues into the summer, and through the end of the Fall 2020 Semester. The Garden Manager will report to the Sustainability Coordinator for Student Programs. Note: The Skidmore Community Garden Manager position is listed as a full 2020 calendar year commitment. While preference may be given to applicants who can commit to the full yearlong term, all interested applicants are encouraged to apply. Please indicate expected availability in application materials. ---------------------------------- Duties PLANTING, ONGOING MAINTENANCE, AND HARVESTING OF VEGETABLES • Design a plan for the vegetables, herbs, and fruits in the Skidmore Community Garden & the Herb Garden based on interests of the community involved, suggestions from Dining Services, and insight garnered by reading previous years' annual reports • Carry out the purchasing and planting of seeds and transplants • Manage the ongoing weeding, watering, and maintenance of the Garden & the Herb Garden throughout the summer • Harvest vegetables and herbs taking careful documentation of weight and variety, and deliver them to Dining Services along with a structured invoice of delivered produce ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS • Keep track of the visitors/volunteers you have in the garden • Create weekly invoices for Dining Services to keep track of financial transactions • Log your hours for Sustainable Skidmore • Attend regular meetings with Levi Rogers and North Woods Stewards • Create an Annual Report based on previous years' reports. This document will contain successes, challenges, and tips for future managers to learn from and will serve as a journal to be edited throughout the growing season and submitted at the end of the year • Coordinate weekly work parties while school is in session • Coordinate the SCG’s annual Harvest Dinner in the fall semester OUTREACH TO THE SARATOGA AND SKIDMORE COMMUNITY • Write frequent blog posts on the SCG Tumblr and post on the SCG Facebook page to update the Skidmore and Saratoga communities on events and progress of the Garden • Design innovative ways of spreading the word about the garden • Create educational materials to promote the garden (i.e. videos, posters, and brochures) • Reach out to local organizations for potential collaborations (Community Gardens of Saratoga, Sustainable Saratoga, the Farmers Market) • Plan children’s activities with Camp North Woods 1-3 times over the summer • Collaborate with Skidmore faculty during the school year to host field trips and educational sessions at the garden • Be a source for students and other Skidmore and Saratoga community members interested in the garden to connect with other educational opportunities relating to food and sustainable agriculture -------------------------- Email questions and applications to // visit our website for more information about our programs.
Job Requirements • Previous experience in gardening and leadership roles • Must be comfortable with moderate manual labor (i.e. shoveling, hoeing, etc) • Previous experience working with volunteers and in community outreach • Self-starter • Submission of interest letter, resume, and two references (at least one Skidmore faculty/staff) -------------------------- Email questions and applications to // visit our website for more information about our programs.
Available Openings 1
Hours 5.0 hours per week
Hourly Rate $9.75/hour
Time Frame Spring
Contact Name Jennifer Lynn Natyzak
Contact Email
Work Location Sustainability Office Wiecking Hall 815 N Broadway Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Phone N/A
Fax N/A

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