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We’re Hiring: Garden Coordinator

Garden Coordinator

Wage: $20.00/h, 35h/week
May 1 – August 21: Negotiable Start Date with potential to extend position into the fall.

Please note that this position is for a post-graduate who has completed their studies or program and is currently pending funding.

This role is focused on both garden development and outdoor studio support.  Candidates with interests in visual art, craft, living heritage, food security, ecology, community engagement, and/or environmental policy are encouraged to apply! 

Under the supervision of the Board of Directors, and the Programming Director, the Garden Coordinator will:

  • Assist with outdoor studio support for the artist residency program.
  • Garden maintenance such as weeding and mowing the grass, tending to fruit trees and vegetable beds, and preparing the ground for planting
  • Research and planning surrounding food production, natural dyes, and natural fibers.
  • Assisting with planning and implementation of outdoor programming such as public workshops and events
  • Developing outdoor programming ideas and partnerships, including a community garden program for local residents
  • Research and prepare grants with Programming Director for future garden projects
  • Create and implement a community outreach plan to get locals and community members involved in the our Garden
  • Running community programming that may include community barbeques, bonfires, backyard movie nights, or other events that the candidate works to implement over the summer at UHA
  • Developing the Community Compost Program
  • Aiding in and planning fundraising for the community garden

Throughout the placement the Garden Coordinator will work with the Programming Director to organize a public event in August that will highlight the garden developments and may include studio demos, preserving workshops, food tasting, or other public events or workshops relating to our outdoor space. The student may be responsible for various other UHA tasks in collaboration with other staff such as preparing artist residency apartments and studios in-between visitors; set-up and clean-up during workshops, exhibitions, and other programming; and locking up the building at the end of open hours or after an event. 

To apply please send a resume and a cover letter to no later than March 16th