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McAuliffe Park Learning Garden Steward

The Garden Stewards will work closely with the learning garden coordinator and will be involved in the planning and implementation of work parties, workshops, and other educational garden activities at the McAuliffe Park Learning Garden. Focus will be on implementation of the Seattle Tilth Demonstration Garden Educational Goals through planning, record keeping, volunteer education and management, and community building.

Internship Overview

The Garden Stewards will work closely with the learning garden coordinator and will be involved in the planning and implementation of work parties, workshops, and other educational garden activities at the McAuliffe Park Learning Garden. Focus will be on implementation of the Seattle Tilth Demonstration Garden Educational Goals through planning, record keeping, volunteer education and management, and community building.

Details

Time Commitment: 4 to 16 hours per week, depending on availability, October 2016 through June 2017.

Schedule: Consistent availability on one or more weekdays is required; work parties are typically held Thursdays from 4pm-7pm. 1-2 additional work parties are held monthly and are 3 to 5 hours and generally take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Compensation: This is an unpaid intern position, but can be completed for school credit at some institutions.

Work Site: The McAuliffe Park Learning Garden is located at 10824 NE 116th St, Kirkland, WA 98034. Otherwise, work location is at Seattle Tilth’s office in Wallingford at 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103.

Supervisor: Laura McGrath, Environmental Programs Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team with Garden Coordinator and other Stewards to create garden plans and implement them through organized work parties.
  • Plan, support and lead work parties with volunteers, community and business groups and schools
  • Research and develop environmental education curriculum to incorporate into garden activities and volunteer opportunities
  • Support volunteer outreach and engagement through outreach, social media, etc.
  • Assist in orientations, training and supervision of volunteers
  • Assist with administrative tasks, including data entry and reporting

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience and interest in vegetable gardening and familiarity with organic growing practices
  • Must enjoy doing physical work outside, in all types of weather
  • Ability and desire to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team

 

Benefits:

  • Gain and apply knowledge and experience related to organic gardening
  • Develop communication, environmental education, and group management skills
  • Make professional contacts with Seattle Tilth staff, partner organizations and volunteers
  • Contribute to the organic gardening, local food, food justice and environmental movement

 


Application Process

Important Dates and Deadlines: Priority will be given to applications received by October 1, 2016.

Questions? Email Laura McGrath at lauramcgrath@seattletilth.org for more information.

 

About Seattle Tilth

Seattle Tilth is a nationally recognized non-profit educational organization dedicated to inspiring and educating people to safeguard our natural resources while building an equitable and sustainable local food system. Our program areas include the environment, farming, gardening, cooking and nutrition, food distribution and community events.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Seattle Tilth!

Last revised: 9/21/2016

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