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Randall's Island Park Alliance, Inc

Title: Seasonal Urban Farmer & Educator (2 Positions Available)
Job Type: Full-Time, Seasonal; 40 hours per week; plus overtime when required; Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $18.00 – $21.00 / hour
Duration: March 15 – November 19, 2021
Work Location: Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY 10035

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Seasonal Urban Farmer & Educator will report directly to the Urban Farm Manager and work with other members of the Urban Farm department to maintain the Randall’s Island Urban Farm. The Seasonal Urban Farmer & Educator will be required to work on-site and primarily outdoors.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Work with the Urban Farm Manager to assist with planting, preparation, and maintenance of the Urban Farm including: soil cultivation, digging, mulching, watering, raking, weeding, edging, pruning, seed sowing, trellising, planting, and composting.
Assist with all educational activities held on the Urban Farm including preparation of the farm for student visits, lesson planning, creation of educational materials, and scheduling volunteer and student visits.
Assist the Urban Farm Manager with record keeping of harvest yields, disease, and pest control efforts.
Assist the Urban Farm Manager to care for a flock of chickens, including watering and feeding.
Welcome all guests by answering questions and giving tours to elected officials, donors, media coverage, senior and junior staff members, community members, park patrons etc.
Assist in writing weekly blog posts about the Urban Farm.
Assist other departments when and if needed.
Ensure all equipment is secured and well-maintained.
Perform other general tasks as assigned by the Urban Farm Manager.
This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Familiar with organic and sustainable farm practices
Strong gardening skills and familiarity with gardening tools
Willing to work outdoors in all types of weather, under strenuous conditions
Ability to perform physical labor; must be able to lift up to 50lbs
Motivated and punctual, able to work both independently and as part of a team
Experience with educational children’s programming
Ability to shift priorities and focus, when needed
Flexibility to work overtime and weekends
PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS
Coursework in introductory biology, ecology, or related field
Experience with crop planning and farm record software, a plus
Good communication and leadership skills
Ability to use light power equipment and hand tools
An awareness and passion for health, nutrition and food justice issues
Detail-oriented, with considerable attention to order and cleanliness throughout the park
Valid Driver License (occasionally assist with food drop-offs and supply pick-ups)
The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes in a diverse and an inclusive workspace and environment.
RIPA maintains confidentiality of all applications and therefore will never contact a present employer without prior consent from the applicant.

To apply for this job please visit www.randallsisland.org.

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