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MOSAIC looking for part-time Garden Manager

February 4, 2013

MOSAIC Community Land Trust in Pottstown is looking for a part-time manager for their community garden(s). See details below.  This is a GREAT position if you love working outdoors, working with people, and sharing your interest in healthy living with the larger community!

The deadline for applying is February 15, 2013.

Job Title: Community Garden Manager
Reports To: President of MOSAIC Community Land Trust and Garden Committee

Position Summary:
Working under the direction of Mosaic’s Community Garden Committee (Committee), the Manager will work with community members and community groups to organize and coordinate the operation of one and potentially two community gardens. The Manager will be responsible for the following:

 Ensure that the gardens are kept clean and pristine, and all garden beds are fully utilized
 Ensure that all gardeners are in good standing (rules and regulations from the operating manual are followed)
 Collect plot fees and develop policy for assignment of plots
 Facilitate new gardener orientations, work projects, and general garden meetings;
 Coordinate gardening education programs
 Provide mediation within the community garden group(s), if needed;
 Act as a liaison between community garden group(s) and the Committee;
 Collaborate with the Committee and the community gardeners to update the Community Garden Manual
 Manage construction projects and volunteer garden staff at the garden
 Provide regular communication to the gardeners, volunteers, community and garden committee;
 Take on other project-related duties as they arise.

Qualifications
• Strong commitment to community empowerment, social justice, and community food security
• Demonstrated experience working with diverse communities
• Experience in urban gardening/ farming
• Negotiation and problem solving skills
• Ability and desire to work outside
• Ability to work within a budget creatively
• Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and insurance; and a reliable vehicle

Hours
10-30 hours/week, flexible schedule with willingness to work evenings and weekends. This is a one year contract position. Contract extension will be partially based on available funding.
Salary and benefits
This is a half time position with no benefits. Salary from $12,000 to $15,000 depending on qualifications.
To Apply:
Interested persons should send a resume, three professional references, and cover letter including qualifications for this position to: David Jackson, Mosaic CLT President, at itsdl2u@yahoo.com or by mail to the address below by
February 15, 2013. For further information please see the Mosaic CLT website: www.pottstownclt.wordpress.com

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