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Garden Conservation Coordinator - Campbell Schools

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Living Classroom | Campbell, CA
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Published 16 days ago

February 24, 2020
February 14, 2020
$16,000 - $18,000$19 - $21 hourly, depending on experience

Living Classroom is looking for an individual to prepare and maintain gardens for our garden-based Science lessons in the Campbell Union School District.

This is a 12 month, part time position: 40 weeks during the school year at an average work week of 18 hours per week, and 8-10 hours per week during 8 weeks over the summer, for a total of 48 work weeks.

Job Duties Include:

  • Work with Living Classroom staff to prepare garden space and plants before scheduled lessons
  • Coordinate with Garden Manager and Program Director to purchase plants, seeds, and seedlings and other materials as needed
  • Assure adequate watering by checking irrigation regularly and working with the district to ensure its maintenance. Water by hand as needed. 
  • Check irrigation systems periodically; make needed repairs or coordinate with School District Maintenance Department
  • Weed and maintain planter boxes of existing plantings, and amend soil as needed.
  • Weed, maintain, and  cleanup of native plant gardens as needed
  • Install and maintain laminated garden signs; inventory other signs and coordinate with Program Director and Garden Manager to replace as needed
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and be able to communicate effectively with district and site based administrators regarding facilities and garden maintenance
  • Work with Program Manager to coordinate volunteer work days throughout the year (scheduling, supervision, schedule of tasks)
  • Participate in lesson training, when feasible
  • Provide oversight to school sites during the summer months
  • Visit each school site on a weekly basis when possible to weed, maintain, and assess the gardens 

Requirements

  • Must have a valid California driver’s license, a vehicle capable of transporting plants and other materials (such as lumber), and be able to travel to school sites and retail stores for purchasing materials
  • Must be flexible and possess strong time management skills to follow a work schedule that maximizes time efficiency and minimizes total travel time
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and regularly using email and, when necessary, text messaging. 
  • Successful candidates will be asked to complete a background check and TB test per school district guidelines
  • Knowledge of CA native plants and garden irrigation a plus

Other Related:

  • Job requires lifting and occasionally moving heavy materials, usually using wheelbarrows or wagons
  • Must have laptop computer and cell phone available for work related tasks 
  • Must be self-motivated and willing to work independently; flexible schedule 


Living Classroom is looking for an individual to prepare and maintain gardens for our garden-based Science lessons in the Campbell Union School District.

This is a 12 month, part time position: 40 weeks during the school year at an average…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 2-Year Degree Required

How to Apply

Please email your resume to jobs@living-classroom.org

Please email your resume to jobs@living-classroom.org

Location

Campbell, CA

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