Education Garden Manager

Education Garden Manager

The Old Fort at Hesperus is hiring an Education Garden Manager.  Please see the attached documents for more information about the position and how to apply.

The Education Garden Manager tends a ½ acre garden and two high tunnels using hand tools and small equipment and manages summer interns from Fort Lewis College. A key part of the Sustainable Agriculture program, the Education Garden Manager is responsible for managing year-round vegetable production and educational programming, along with other staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Four or more seasons of vegetable growing experience
  • Experience growing at high elevations or in short seasons
  • Experience in leadership or teaching roles, especially in a farming context
  • Experience supervising and working independently
  • Experience working collaboratively
  • Basic computer and office skills, including the use of Microsoft Office programs, email, and Dropbox.

Preferred Qualifications

  • College degree in agriculture or related field
  • Experience in or desire for fostering program growth

Major Responsibilities

  • Managing small-scale vegetable production in the Education Garden, including meeting production targets, crop planning, crop counting, harvesting, controlling weed pressure, scheduling irrigation, and succession planting
  • Supervising, training, and providing instruction to 4-8 Fort Lewis College interns and regular groups of volunteers
  • Setting the tone, speed, and energy for work done in the Education Garden
  • Implementing food safety practices, including training interns and volunteers
  • Coordinating care of the propagation house in the spring months
  • Keeping and improving basic garden records and planning crop rotations
Job Description - Education Garden Manager - Old Fort