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This job expired on March 22, 2024

Garden Coordinator - Boulder County Growe Foundation DBA Garden to Table

  • Date Posted February 19, 2024
  • Location Boulder, CO
  • Category Nonprofit
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description

Mission: Garden To Table empowers school communities with gardens and curriculum to engage all students in experiential outdoor education.


Vision: Our vision is a future in which gardens are an integral part of every school, fostering connection to nature, student health and wellness, academic engagement and achievement, and environmental and community stewardship.

Goals: We strive to engage all students in our partner schools with increasing opportunities to participate in garden-based learning. We will provide increased levels of support and training for teachers. We aim to make school gardens more welcoming and meaningful to a greater diversity of students and their families. Job description

Job Title: Garden Coordinator

Employer: Garden to Table

Location: 4-6 elementary school gardens across Boulder County; 1 school in Broomfield

Job Status: Part time, seasonal February 26-October 31; 10 hours per week

Reports to: Garden Director

Pay Rate: $18/hr and mileage reimbursement


Job Description: Our new garden Coordinator will work at 4-6 elementary schools across Boulder County to complete necessary growing season tasks. The vast majority of the work is performed alone with guidance from our Garden Director. Garden Coordinators maintain our partner schools’ gardens in collaboration with parents, make weather-based adaptations, prepare for garden-based lessons, and complete miscellaneous duties. Candidate needs to be highly organized, capable of managing multiple tasks, have a willingness to learn, and have strong communication skills.



Spring Garden Setup & Maintenance

  • Preparing soil for summer planting 
  • Preparing summer irrigation systems, with guidance from Garden Director
  • Removing weeds 
  • Cleaning, repairing and storing hoop covers used in early spring
  • Maintaining Regular communication with school so that garden care is a collaboration between our non-profit and each school’s parent leadership

Summer & Fall Garden Maintenance

  • Setting up garden structures, wind protection, trellises, etc.
  • Performing weekly garden maintenance - weeding, reseeding, staking, thinning, pruning, training, irrigating, harvesting etc.
  • Building community enthusiasm for the garden by connecting with school staff and neighbors
  • Monitoring plants for pests, disease and soil problems
  • Amending soil, storing equipment and preparing irrigation for winter
  • Working with Garden Director to accomplish miscellaneous tasks

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with vegetable garden maintenance
  • Good stamina and strength, ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions and lift 40 lbs
  • Flexibility, reliability, dedication, and enthusiasm for the mission of Garden to Table
  • Knowledge of vegetable plants
  • Possession of a valid Colorado driver’s license and have regular access to a vehicle (Mileage will be reimbursed)
  • Regular access to a fully operational computer and cell phone
  • Ability to pass BVSD background check - Required by Boulder Valley School District for anyone working with or around children on school campus
  • Willingness to use apps Slack and Airtable for staff communications
  • College degree is NOT required

Desired Skills & Abilities

  • Love of gardening and strong desire to learn more 
  • Strong communication, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated, team player, flexible, outgoing, resourceful
  • Willing to engage with members of the public and school communities 
  • Strong interest in plants, education, working outside, and environmental stewardship
  • Passionate about Garden to Table’s mission & vision
  • Detail-oriented in order to be attentive to changes in the gardens
  • Knowledge of Colorado weeds, pests, and disease
  • Comfort working around children / families and sensitivity to physical safety
  • Ability to speak Spanish a strong plus
Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions
This job expired on March 22, 2024
DeadlineMarch 22, 2024

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