The Katherine and Everett Robinson Foundation is seeking a talented and motivated individual to manage and maintain the Lettuce Live community garden.
Ideal candidates will effectively coordinate volunteers, be self-motivated and resourceful, and have experience and knowledge about gardening, fruit tree pruning, and landscape maintenance. They will also be able to engage with volunteers, address safety issues and illicit activities within the garden, and be involved with the community at large. The candidate will also oversee the youth and children’s garden program, collaborating with our organization’s youth program and other community partners on curriculum and programming.
In recognition of their contribution to the management of the garden, Coordinators have priority in choosing from available plots within their garden.
The manger must be available Tuesday's 6pm - 8pm and Saturday's 8am - 10:30am. Each week the Garden Manger will need to dedicate some time to offsite administrative work.
Manage community garden staff in order to facilitate garden programming and to improve and maintain the garden. Oversee the recruitment, training, and management of volunteers, including service-learning students from local universities. Facilitate volunteer garden maintenance activities.
Maintain the garden’s appearance, landscaping, pathways, fruit orchard, common garden’s annual vegetables, structures, plumbing, and electrical systems either directly or through guiding volunteer efforts. Procure materials necessary for various tasks to be accomplished.
Oversee youth and children’s garden program, interns and/or staff. Work with program manager and community partners on curriculum and programming.
Coordinate projects with elementary and high schools and university classes in order to improve the garden and its programs such as: research projects, infrastructure repairs, and curriculum planning.
Work with the directors to develop and execute an annual operating plan for the garden, including the budget.
Coordinate community events and foster positive public exposure for the garden.
Must be able to lead group volunteer events, garden tours, community meetings, and educational
Good organizational and coordination skills.
Must be able to coordinate logistics of group volunteer events, community events, and physical
Must be able to work independently and work outside year-round.
Ability to work in an outdoor urban environment
1 year experience with program management, development and implementation.
Knowledge of organic gardening practices, landscape maintenance, and fruit tree pruning.
In recognition for your contributions to the garden, the Garden Manger will have an opportunity to select the fruits and vegetables that we grow, harvest from the garden each week, and help create events/workshops in the garden.