Appetite For Change Urban Agriculture Facilitator

The Urban Agriculture Program Facilitator works predominantly in the urban gardens that AFC maintains during the summer and works in the greenhouse in the off-season. The Facilitator assists the Urban Agriculture Manager with a variety of gardening and farm-related tasks, infrastructure tasks (e.g., building shelves, fences, greenhouse, high-tunnels, hoop houses) and non-production activities (e.g., sales, public relations, farmers market) with primary work focused in farm-related activities. HOURLY RATE: $18–$20

Download full description here. To apply, email cover letter and resume to jobs@afcmn.org. No phone calls or social media messages.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assist Urban Agriculture Manager in developing and implementing annual and daily farm operations plans to achieve production and output goals and needs
  2. Vegetable Planting: Under the direction of the Urban Agriculture Manager, assist with planting, growing, watering and harvesting of produce
  3. Garden Maintenance: Assist in the watering of the gardens throughout the growing season
  4. Garden Maintenance: Assist in maintaining the gardens throughout the growing season by hoeing, weeding, moving plants, deadheading
  5. Vegetable Harvesting: Under the direction of the Urban Agriculture Manager, harvest plants when at maturity
  6. Year-round support
  7. Record keeping
  8. Farmers Market

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Desired Education and Experience
• 2 or more years of experience with farming, sustainable and/or urban agriculture preferred
• Basic gardening knowledge: growing, harvesting, etc.
• Basic math skills to counting produce, weighing produce, measuring various inputs (water, etc.)
• Possess driver’s license and reliable vehicle to drive to various garden sites and off-site locations on a daily
basis
• Able to work Friday evenings during summer/fall months to assist in working the Farmers Market

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY TO PERFORM THIS JOB

• Read, write and understand general and detailed instructions, including motorized safety protocol
• Continually perform garden-related physical activities to include: standing, walking, bending, twisting,
kneeling, lifting and carrying large, bulky items weighing up to 50 pounds, digging, planting, using gardening
hand tools, etc.
• Lift and carry at least 50 lbs., for example: carry chairs and tables to farmers market, break down tables and
chairs, bring items to/from storage, dispose of trash, break down produce boxes, carry and load produce and
farmers market items in and out of van
• Manual dexterity, hand and arm strength to handle, operate and push machinery, such as tiller, lawn mower,
power tools, etc. as well as to shovel, hoe, weed, and perform other manual gardening activities
• Physically tolerate working primarily outside, including in high temperatures, rain and other weather
conditions
• Independently get to worksite and travel between multiple garden locations daily

 Download full description here. To apply, email cover letter and resume to jobs@afcmn.org. No phone calls or social media messages.

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