Horticultural Assistant/Support: Nevada

The Greenhouse Project
Carson City, Nevada
Job Category
Part Time Vacancies
$13-14/hr DOE
Last Date to Apply
The Greenhouse Project (TGP) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that uses sustainable agriculture techniques to grow produce and horticultural products year round to help feed the food-insecure in our community, while educating youths and adults about sustainable growing practices. Located in Carson City, NV at two locations, Carson High School and Carson Tahoe Health medical campus, we operate a state-of-the-art greenhouse, grow in raised beds, maintain hoop houses and a small orchard, and support demonstration models of new agri-technology and growing methods. In addition to educating youth and adults about growing food, TGP provides fresh, organic produce to the food insecure in our community through local relief agencies. At Carson High School, we work daily with high school students, students with special needs, community volunteers, the high school culinary program, and National and State wide service members as well as hosting youth field trips and tours. We also produce and fund the maintenance of the hanging flower baskets that beautify the Carson City downtown corridor in the summer months. Job Summary: We are seeking a high-energy and creative individual who is eager to join a growing organization that is on the front lines of food justice, agricultural education, and community building – who can make a real impact and share their passion for fresh local food, providing for those in need, and youth empowerment. This person is confident in their ability to work in an often challenging high desert climate, making thoughtful decisions with planning and preparation; who loves being outdoors and getting their hands dirty, facing new challenges, relishing new successes and seeing others benefit from their work. Primary Responsibilities: - Support Production and Maintenance of Greenhouse, Gardens, Nursery, and Compost Operations - Assist the Manager and Assistant Manager with needs relating to crop planning, production, harvest, and distribution - Assist with harvesting and processing of produce for donation - Assist with delivery of produce to various local hunger relief agencies - Assist as needed with the care of vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruit trees - Assist with revenue generating activities such as plant sales, farmers markets, and specialty crops for sale - Assist with composting and nursery operations - Other related tasks as needed
Required Qualifications: - High School diploma or equivalent - Ability to relate, interact, and empower people of all ages from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds - Good communication and problem solving skills - Ability to work in all weather conditions, including high heat, low humidity, high winds, and snow - Demonstrated organizational skills - Physically able to do and serve as an example for physical farm related work - Valid Driver’s License and dependable vehicle - Complete required background and fingerprint check - Competency with Word and Excel data entry and reporting - Must be able to safely lift 50 lbs and use power tools Preferred Qualifications: - Experience working on a diversified horticultural operation, preferably organic - Experience using tractor, front loader - Knowledge of sustainable agricultural practices Send resume to info@carsoncitygreenhouse.org to apply
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Jon Ruiter
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