The Sylvia Center
Garden Manager and Educator
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|Posted On:||Friday, 5th January 2018|
34 Fischer Road Extension, Kinderhook, NY 12106
About The Sylvia Center
The Sylvia Center (TSC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build communities of healthy eaters through direct hands-on learning experiences on the farm and in the kitchen. Through our programs, participants learn what fresh food is, how delicious it tastes, and how to prepare it for themselves and their families. In our Learning Garden, outdoor kitchen on Katchkie Farm, and in local schools and community centers, we teach skills that inspire children to establish independent healthy eating habits – so that they may lead healthy and productive lives.
About the Position
The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm is seeking an 8-month, full-time seasonal Garden Manager and Educator for the 2018 growing season (March - October). Working in collaboration with the Director of Programs and the Program Coordinator, the Garden Manager and Educator will plan and maintain a half-acre Learning Garden. This individual will also develop, prepare for, and act as the lead instructor for the farm and garden component of our farm-to-table educational programs and assist with our other farm and community based culinary programs as needed. The Garden Manager will be responsible for the care of farm animals, managing garden employees, interns and volunteers, helping to conduct special on and off farm events and programs, and providing general operational and administrative support to the non-profit. The Garden Manager will report to and work closely with the Director of Programs.
The work week is generally Monday through Friday. Weekend work days amount to 1 or 2 per month. On occasion, the Garden Manager may need to take care of farm chores on their day off.
Hourly wage of $20 per hour. Eligible for paid vacation, sick & personal days. Healthy portions of farm produce and eggs, when available.
Please send cover letter and résumé to Jenn So at firstname.lastname@example.org.