Farm Crew Member

HARLEM GROWN INC

Job Description

 

Type: 40 hours per week

Schedule: This position will likely have a Tuesday-Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm work week from April-October and Monday-Friday from November-March.

About Us

Harlem Grown’s mission is to inspire youth to live healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition.

Harlem Grown operates soil-based urban farms, school gardens, and a hydroponic greenhouse. Our offices and properties are located between 122 and 152 Streets in Central and East Harlem, Manhattan.

Our Programs

Harlem Grown provides youth and community development programs focused on urban farming, wellness, and sustainability through the lens of racial justice, food justice, social justice, and equity. Our youth focused programs include intensive school partnerships, educational farm tours, a summer camp, a Saturday enrichment program, and an afterschool program, including our mobile teaching kitchen. Our community development programs include wellness workshops, special events, food scrap collection for composting, and fresh farm produce distribution to participants, volunteers, and neighborhood residents.

Job Overview

Harlem Grown seeks an organized, enthusiastic Farm Crew Member to support urban farm production at our farms and school gardens. This team member will report to the Agriculture Director and work closely with the Program and Development Teams to support with any programs or volunteer groups at our sites.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Help coordinate planting, design, maintenance, and harvesting of our urban farms and school gardens including, but not limited to soil amendment and cultivation, digging, mulching, watering, raking, weeding, pruning, seed sowing, planting, pest management, composting, harvesting, and food distribution
  • Supervise part time staff and interns, providing a supportive, structured learning environment for staff to learn the basics of urban farming
  • Support volunteer service opportunities on the farms, including preparation and supervision for individual volunteers and groups of all ages
  • Maintain accurate farm records of harvest yields, pest control efforts, food scraps collected for composting, volunteer engagement, and other farm activities.
  • Ensure all equipment is secured and maintained
  • Provide weekly photo updates and brief narrative reports for social media and other promotional efforts
  • Work as a team member to support Harlem Grown initiatives and programs
  • Serve as a role model for youth and reinforce Harlem Grown’s values of honesty, respect, and responsibility
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational, communication and project management skills
  • Gardening or farming experience, and knowledge of organic and sustainable practices
  • Ability to supervise volunteers, and work with diverse community members
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all types of weather
  • Ability to perform physical labor; must be able to lift up to 40lbs
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Flexibility to work overtime, during mornings, nights or weekends
  • Spanish language fluency, a plus

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in youth education, teaching, or public speaking
  • Master composter certificate, preferred
  • Valid driver license, preferred

How to Apply: Visit www.harlemgrown.org/careers and click the link to apply on our ADP Career Center.

 

Application Deadline: Rolling

At Harlem Grown, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of what we do. We are an equal opportunity employer, and are committed to creating a culture of inclusivity, where each individual feels as if their identity, experience, and values are represented and supported. We are dedicated to creating a space where children, especially those of color, are given the opportunity and skills to lead healthy and ambitious lives. We strongly believe in building a team that reflects and appreciates the underrepresented population of students, families, and people that we serve. Become a member of our family.

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