Vegetable and Garden Coordinator Camp Twin Lakes
- Date Posted October 02, 2019
- Location Rutledge, GA
- Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
- Job type Full-Time
For nearly 25 years, Camp Twin Lakes (CTL) has provided life-changing camp experiences to thousands of Georgia's children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges. Camp Twin Lakes provides week-long summer camps and year-round weekend retreats at three fully-accessible and medically-supportive campsites, day camps, and through hospital-based Camp-To-Go programs. Camp Twin Lakes collaborates with nearly 60 different nonprofit organizations, each serving a different population, to create customized programs that teach campers to overcome obstacles and grow in their confidence and capabilities. Baldwin Farm at Camp Twin Lakes provides farm based educational programming for our campers and grows grass-fed beef, eggs, and produce for use in our dining halls. For more information, please visit our website at www.camptwinlakes.orgJob description
The Vegetable & Garden Coordinator’s primary responsibilities will include managing all aspects of fruit and vegetable production. They will oversee both a small educational garden and up to four acres of garden space used to produce food for use in our dining halls. The vegetable coordinator will work closely with the farm manager, nutritionist and chefs to set and achieve production goals. They are responsible for the entirety of the vegetable system, from planning and placing orders through to harvest, food safety and delivery to our kitchens.
Responsibilities include the following and other duties may be assigned as needed.
- Planning, implementation and care for all aspects of fruit and vegetable production
- Green house management and seed starting
- Field prep, planting, garden management, harvesting, washing, food safety and storage.
- Planning, implementation and care for a small educational garden.
- Coordinate with farm manager, animal coordinator, nutritionist and chefs.
- Soil building, cover cropping, and yearly soil testing
- Record keeping
- Work 1 or 2 weekends each month
- Occasionally assist with animal care and/or leading educational farm sessions with campers.
- Lead a small team of summer farm workers
- Build professional relationships with camp staff, partner staff and campers.
- Keep gardens, barns and work stations neat and organized
- Gardening and vegetable growing experience
- Self-starting, self-disciplined and able to work with others to accomplish great goals
- Flexible, hardworking, self-motivated and able to be silly and laid back
- Having experience with any of the following is a plus; hydroponics, mushroom cultivation, fruit orchards, camp work, working with children and teenagers and personal creative pursuits
Camp Twin Lakes offer a generous assortment of benefits including paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, 403(b) savings plan and flexible spending plan. On-site "dorm-style" housing available.