|Title:||Garden Coordinator - Mpls clubs|
DEPARTMENT: Operations/Program: Minneapolis clubs
REPORTS TO: Food Program Manager
The Garden Coordinator position is a part-time, seasonal position (March – September) that has two primary functions. 50% of this position’s time will be working with young people, ages 5 – 18 on gardening and nutrition education. Activities for youth will be planned and carried out each week throughout the growing season. The remaining 50% of the Garden Coordinator’s time will be spent maintaining garden facilities, caring for seeds and plants.
Lead garden and nutrition education classes for young people of a variety of ages.
Work with Program Director and Education Director to plan weekly themes and lesson plans.
Work with Food Program Manager on nutrition education and produce use in Club kitchens.
Record any necessary survey or other outcome information on garden program.
Maintain garden space with weeding, watering, tilling, harvesting etc.
Occasionally work with and assist in managing garden volunteers.
Clean, maintain and manage all garden tools and equipment.
Complete other duties as assigned to assist and support the garden initiative.
Experience in gardening and horticulture and baseline knowledge of nutrition information is preferred. 2+ years of vegetable gardening experience required. Basic knowledge of plant health and garden pest management required. The candidate must be a collaborative person who enjoys working as part of a larger “Club Team” to develop lesson plans. We are looking for a self-starter who can take initiative and bring their own ideas to the table. Experience working with youth, especially children of color and marginalized backgrounds. Proficient in Spanish is a plus. This position is physically demanding and requires extended periods of being physically active, occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs