Marvin Gaye Greening Center Farm Assistant

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Title: Marvin Gaye Greening Center Urban Farm Assistant

Part Time: 10 hours minimum (This opportunity is flexible and is unpaid)

Location: Marvin Gaye Greening Center. 5000 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE

Main Responsibilities (Under the guidance of the Urban Farm Lead Steward):

  • Act as a volunteer representative for the Marvin Gaye Greening Center

  • Weed and water crops 2-3x a week

  • Perform routine checks of farm structures, tools, irrigation systems

  • Maintain all farming equipment, tools, and supplies

  • Work alongside Lead Steward to plant, harvest, and care for crops

Required and Desired Skills

  • Receptive to learning new farming/gardening methods and sharing existing knowledge of farming/gardening

  • Must be able to withstand typical demands for farm labor, such as walking, standing, reaching, lifting up to 50 lbs, and working outdoors in various weather

  • Willingness to embrace a commitment to sustainable community food systems and inclusive communities

  • Ability to work in a collaborative way with a small staff

  • Resourceful, flexible, and a self starter

  • Passionate about the mission of Parks & People

Please, send a cover letter detailing why you're interseted in becoming a Farm Assistant and your resume to

Washington Parks & People is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring or any other practices on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, ethnicity, national origin, age, or sexual orientation. People of color and residents of Washington, DC are strongly encouraged to apply.

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  • Orientation or Training
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