Garden Maintenance Assistant, QEW African Diaspora Earthcare Coalition
Posted by QEW African Diaspora Earthcare Coalition on May 14, 2019
Garden Maintenance Assistant
Primary Collaborative Relationship: African Diaspora Earthcare Coalition and Plant Medicine Project General Circle Convener.
Primary Linked Relationship: African Diaspora Earthcare Coalition Plant Medicine Chester Operations Coordinator, Grow-site Circle Convener.
2019 Position Summary: The African Diaspora Earthcare Coalition Chester Garden Maintenance Assistant primary responsibilities are:
Time Commitment: Maximum of 15 hours per week April-September, with possibility of flexible hours at beginning and end of growing season
Primary Role: Assist in the care, weeding and maintenance of Pendle Hill, Chester Friends, Chester Senior Center, and University of Delaware grow sites.
Essential Job Functions:
Assist in all growing operations including: 1) propagation and transplanting, 2) planting, 3) weeding and maintenance, and 4) harvesting at all plant medicine grow sites.
Assist/orient volunteers in the garden when necessary
Assist in the maintenance of the physical facilities and equipment used
Follow safety procedures in the garden and while using tools/equipment
Assist in site check-in of gardens and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and organization
Willingness to work outdoors including in the heat and rain
Create and maintain positive business and working relationships with program volunteers
Assist with tracking detailed growing labor logs for each herb grown
Qualifications, Skills, and Ability:
Must be at least 18 years of age
At least two seasons experience in farming or gardening (preferred)
Other Job Duties:
Participate in program activities and trainings (i.e. sociocracy, all hands on deck)
Assist in general maintenance and upkeep of all grow sites
All other duties as assigned
Physical/Cognitive Requirements of the Essential Job Functions:
This position requires the ability to lift 50 pounds, listen to others, observe others’ actions and take corrective actions when necessary, read and respond to electronic communications; It also requires the physical ability to move about sites in various environmental conditions.
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