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Please see the job description below for a part-time, temporary garden specialist.  Please forward this information to anyone you know might be interested.  This is a contracted position through ACRO.  The interested party can contact Connie directly for more information.  Email her or call her at 602-506-9337.

Job Title: Garden Educator Specialist
Pay: $17.50 per hour
Hours: .50 FTE (20 hours/week) for 24 weeks. (October 24, 2016 through April 30, 2017). Subject to change based on needs of program.


*         Track garden-related activities using database.

*         Assist Food Systems Coordinator / Early Care Supervisor/Education Supervisor to identify garden needs for individual sites.

*         Coordinate supply orders and deliveries.

*         Assist with installation / preparation of garden sites.

*         Attend planting and harvesting events as requested.

*         Provide follow-up and assist with problem-solving garden-related issues at sites.

*         Assist with garden-based nutrition education.

*         Travel throughout Maricopa County.

Minimum Qualifications:

*         1 year gardening experience

Preferred Qualifications:

*         1 year experience providing technical assistance to community, school, and or early care garden initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of gardening, especially low-desert gardening. Skills using Microsoft Office. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Additional Requirements: Must be able to pass a background check and acquire fingerprint clearance. Must have reliable transportation. Must be willing to work on the weekends.

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