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Urban Farm Market Assistant

Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver
Full Time, Seasonal
Posted April 23, 2021

Job Summary: Under direct supervision provides support to the urban food team (in the Horticulture department) by assisting with daily urban farm duties and staffing urban farm stands. Addresses issues/problems by applying prescribed rules, policies or procedures.

Career Type:  Seasonal, Full-time

Compensation: $15.00 per hour

Qualifications/Experience: Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year

college or technical school; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Basic understanding of correct horticultural practices and experience in all aspects of routine garden maintenance, including but not limited to: planting, weed identification and control, cultural requirements of herbaceous and woody plants and plant identification knowledge, harvesting, processing and packing. Experience with urban farming, food crops, or farm stand/market sales is required. The ability to work weekends is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as primary staff lead for farm stands and food donation programs.
  • Responsible for assigned aspects of record keeping and reporting of food donations.
  • Uses appropriate horticultural techniques and has an understanding of plant cultural requirements.
  • Completes regular assigned tasks including, but not limited to weeding, watering, planting, harvesting, which includes weekends as scheduled or required.
  • Practices integrated pest management when dealing with plant disease, nutrition and insect problems.
  • Maintains paths, beds and common areas free of weeds, debris, and litter.
  • Provides courteous, accurate responses to all inquiries.
  • Interacts in a positive manner with members of the community in which the urban farms are located.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in special events as needed including but not limited to Plant Sale, Fete, Concerts Series, and Blossoms of Light. Duties may include assisting in set-up, teardown and cleanup.
  • Maintains satisfactory working relationships with managers, co-workers, volunteers and others.
  • Maintains a positive, helpful and solution-oriented demeanor when responding to or serving members and visitors.
  • Uses appropriate safety procedures.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management, including snow removal in the winter.

 

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