Summer Garden Job

Sustainable Food Production Assistant

Sustainability Department

Temporary Part-time, Seasonal Position (Mid-May through August)

Responsibilities:  Maintain all aspects of on-campus food production and food system such as: serve as primary laborer for on-campus food production including cultivating, planting, crop management, harvesting, food preparation, and delivery; troubleshoot agricultural problems and research and implement solutions with guidance from Garden Manager; liaise with the Dining Services Department in food preparation, packaging, delivering and invoicing; assist in research of food and safety regulations with on-campus food production and contribute to report; assist in the coordination and management of garden volunteers; assist with institutional efforts to increase food system sustainability.

Work Schedule/Availability:  Temporary, part-time (about 20 hrs./wk.), seasonal position, May 9, 2011 through approximately September 2, 2011; generally work Monday – Friday as scheduled with Garden Manager, days with the flexibility to work other hours such as evenings or weekends at the supervisor’s discretion due to the weather, care schedule of crops, and other needs.

Requirements:  Prior experience working in agriculture or horticulture and working with manual labor preferred; enrollment in an undergraduate environmental program preferred.   Ability to work well with college personnel, and community members. 

Ability to safely operate farm and garden equipment (i.e. tiller, edger, tractor) and basic garden tools, with hands-on experience in these areas preferred.  Required to stand, walk or bend for extended periods of time. Required to lift, push or pull objects weighing 50 pounds or less.  Environmental exposure to seasonal heat and cold and/or adverse weather conditions.

Pay:  Hourly

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Apply online at www.unity.edu/jobs (receive a link to upload an employment application).

POSTED:  April 27, 2011

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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