March 30, 2012
The Ithaca Children’s Garden seeks a part-time, seasonal Garden Manager 20 hrs/wk, April-October.
Please submit resume and cover letter by April 10th either electronically to Erin Marteal, firstname.lastname@example.org or to
Ithaca Children’s Garden: Garden Manager Search
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850
Detailed position description below:
Title: Garden Manager
Employer: Ithaca Children’s Garden
Location: Ithaca Children’s Garden, Rt. 89, south end of Cass Park
Supervisor: ICG Executive Director
This individual is responsible for supporting on-site garden-based learning through the overall maintenance, development, and oversight of the Ithaca Children’s Garden physical garden site. The Garden Manager is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating activities that support the maintenance of a public children’s garden at a high standard. The successful garden site manager will promote plant health, keep all physical elements of the garden site in good repair, ensure visitor safety, provide education to the public about site work in progress and upcoming, and prioritize all work according to the mission and vision of the Ithaca Children’s Garden in alignment with education program needs. This includes working with the ICG site and education committees, ICG staff, designers, contractors, and volunteers. The Garden Manager collaborates closely with the Youth Horticulture Apprentice Program (YHAP) Coordinator and the teen horticulture apprentices that help maintain the Garden in July and August.
Collaboration and communication is expected with community youth programs, horticultural businesses and institutions, contractors, City parks and forestry staff, and others as appropriate.
This position is fully grant funded and employment is subject to availability of funds. Hours fluctuate seasonally and are contingent on funding.
Position is temporary April 17-October 31, part-time with the possibility of extension
20 hours per week
This is not a benefits-eligible position
April 10 or until a suitable candidate is found.
Submit cover letter and resume to: Erin Marteal, email@example.com