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Urban Farms Production Assistant

Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver, CO 80206
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Job Summary: Under direct supervision provides support to the urban food team (in the Horticulture department) through applying appropriate horticultural techniques to a wide variety of plant materials to ensure gardens are of the highest horticulture standards. Travel between farm sites will be required. Addresses issues/problems by applying prescribed rules, policies or procedures.

Career Type: Full-time (Seasonal)

Compensation: $16.00 per hour

Qualifications/Experience: Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Basic understanding of correct horticultural practices and experience in all aspects of routine garden maintenance, including but not limited to: planting, weed identification and control, cultural requirements of herbaceous and woody plants and plant identification knowledge, harvesting, processing and packing. Experience with urban farming and/or food crops is required. Experience with most horticultural tools and machinery is essential. Weekend work required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute crop plans for urban farm sites as assigned.
  • Performs assigned record keeping and reporting of harvest data.
  • Leads volunteer shifts with diverse populations.
  • Uses appropriate horticultural techniques in assigned areas.
  • Completes assigned tasks as required, including but not limited to weeding, watering, planting, harvesting, and farm stands.
  • Practices integrated pest management when dealing with plant disease, nutrition and insect problems.
  • Maintains paths, beds and common areas free of weeds, debris, and litter.
  • Provides courteous, accurate responses to all inquiries.
  • Interacts in a positive manner with members of the community in which the urban farms are located.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in special events as needed including but not limited to Plant Sale, Fete, Concerts Series, and Blossoms of Light. Duties may include assisting in set-up, teardown and cleanup.
  • Maintains satisfactory working relationships with managers, co-workers, volunteers and others.
  • Maintains a positive, helpful and solution oriented demeanor when responding to or serving members and visitors.
  • Uses appropriate safety procedures.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management, including snow removal in the winter


Posted: 2021-04-24 Expires: 2021-05-26

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