Antioch University New England
Start Date: 5/17/2023
End Date: 8/26/2023
Number of Positions: 1
Hours per Week: 25 hrs/week max
Weekends Required: For the most part, student can choose their own hours.
Evenings Required: For the most part, student can choose their own hours.
Supervisor: Elizabeth P. McCann, Jean Kayira
This position allows for remote work Yes/No: Yes
Percentage of time that could be remote (0-100%): 10% Staff meetings and/or any related administrative/program planning/computer-based efforts
Method to assess remote work: Meeting attendance; deliverables created
- Community Garden Connections (CGC) seeks a creative, collaborative work-study eligible student to steward CGC’s Westmoreland Garden Project, which is a large garden initiative currently in vegetable production.
- This person will also be considered part of staff team of CGC Co-Coordinators.
- All of the food grown at the site is for donation to the Keene Community Kitchen (http://www.thecommunitykitchen.org/) and other local social service agencies.
- CGC is committed to building local capacity to grow food and address issues of food insecurity related to climate change, personal and communal health, and resiliency (http://www.antiochne.edu/cgc/default.cfm).
- This position works closely with 3+ other CGC Co-Coordinators and faculty to support the Westmoreland Garden Project, while the steward(s) is responsible for planning the garden as well as all general oversight and upkeep of the garden space and associated high tunnel.
- Some responsibilities are: plan garden (April-October); plan on-site educational workshops in collaboration with other CGC staff and relevant community partners;
- Maintain garden (i.e. organizing planting, seed ordering, watering, harvesting, and delivering);
- Professionally represent CGC in various contexts;
- Document season activities over time (photos, social media posts, planting maps/spreadsheets, annual report);
- Increase community volunteer-ship through weekly “garden parties” and coordinate all other necessary moving parts to this multifaceted initiative.
- Compliance with all Covid19 socially distancing, health and safety precautions as required and/or as relevant.
- Strong farm/garden planning and stewardship skills (farming experience preferred, ideally including greenhouse/high tunnel management)
- Strong project management, organizational and time management skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to have fun planning, preparing, and gardening
- Likes to and works well with a variety of people and familiar with volunteer/community outreach strategies
- Self-directed and motivated to grow food and community building opportunities in the space
- Willingness to collaborate with CGC team, local organizations, agencies, and individuals as needed to provide workshops and other educational opportunities at the garden space
- Environmental education, grant writing and/or evaluation experience preferred though not required
Position Type: Work Study
Department: Environmental Studies
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