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Garden Ranger

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EnrichLA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Published 26 days ago

EnrichLA is a community wellness non-profit organization that brings edible school gardens to local public schools, focusing on low-income and underserved neighborhoods of Los Angeles. As we continue to recover from the pandemic, we are excited to re-start our garden program and help students recover from the difficult year we've had.

The Garden Ranger is an educator and a gardener at school sites throughout Los Angeles. They serve at each school for four hours a week and work with students of all grades. They act as the school’s garden manager and teacher, work with the school site administration, and help develop lesson plans to maintain an educational garden. They maintain the garden throughout the duration of the school year. The Garden Ranger reports to the Operations and Executive Director.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Teaching

  • Hold weekly classes at the time agreed upon at each school, rain (indoors) or shine, using the EnrichLA garden curriculum. 
  • Guide students in general maintenance of the garden with focus on composting, planting, and cultivation
  • Mentor students in and out of class, model respect and curiosity for learning, and encourage students’ interests and talents

Lesson Development and Documentation

  • Supplement the EnrichLA curriculum in creative ways that engage students in active learning in the outdoor classroom that is the garden, with a focus on STEAM-based learning.
  • Keep track of garden growth and necessity for garden improvements
  • Take pictures of garden classes and garden development to contribute to the EnrichLA online blog

Garden

  • Maintain a healthy and bountiful organic garden through seed starting, composting, maintaining soil fertility, pruning, irrigation, organic pest and disease management, successive planting, and planting with seasons
  • Spend at least one hour of garden maintenance time per week at each school site

Communication and Outreach

  • Keep EnrichLA administration apprised of the successes and needs of the garden program. 
  • Maintain healthy relationships with EnrichLA staff, school community and EnrichLA affiliates

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or higher.
  • Commitment for the 2021-2022 school year (September 2021 to June 2022)
  • 1+ year experience working with youth in any educational setting
  • Experience working in and maintaining an organic garden
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs
  • Self-directed, energetic and enthusiastic
  • Submit and pass TB Test and *background check (*Reimbursable)
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to work legally in the United States. Applicants will filled out a USCIS Form I-9.

Desired Experience (Not Required but would make for a stronger applicant):

  • UCCE Master Gardener Certification (not required)
  • Leading volunteers in any work setting
  • Classroom management skills
  • Bilingual (Spanish)

Compensation:

  • Garden Rangers are part time independent contractors. 
  • Starting rate of $21 per hour.
  • Rangers set their own schedule, though classes are mostly on weekdays in the morning hours (8am-12pm).

EnrichLA has gardens in over 120 schools and a Garden Ranger Program in over 95 those schools. To find out more information go to: enrichla.org

Positions are available throughout Los Angeles city, but we are specifically looking for applicants in the San Fernando Valley area.

EnrichLA is a community wellness non-profit organization that brings edible school gardens to local public schools, focusing on low-income and underserved neighborhoods of Los Angeles. As we continue to recover from the pandemic, we are…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Application Deadline
    October 22, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required

Level of Language Proficiency

English, Spanish

English, Spanish

Location

On-site
Los Angeles, CA, United States

How to Apply

Please send your resume and short CV to schedule an interview. In your cover letter please mention any pertinent experience as well as why you are interested in the position. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please send your resume and short CV to schedule an interview. In your cover letter please mention any pertinent experience as well as why you are interested in the position. We look…

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