Garden Assistant

Job Description

The Garden Assistant will assist in the overall production and harvest of the garden.

Essential functions include but are limited to the following:

  • Participate in the production, harvesting, and distribution of crops including: soil preparation, planting, cultivation, transplant production, irrigation, harvesting, and distribution to our onsite kitchen and local food banks
  •         Teach garden related curriculum to a broad range of independent study high school students
  •         Assist in creating and adapting garden related curriculum
  •         Manage the garden and Intern/Farmhand crew when the Master Homesteader is not present
  •         Assist in the maintenance of garden related equipment
  •         Help supervise and train Intern/Farmhands
  •         Assist in researching farming methods, pricing, equipment, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Enthusiastic about experiencing a farm lifestyle and a love of cooking, eating, socializing, and sharing with others.
  • Must be neat and organized.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 1 to 2 years’ experience working with At-Risk Youth
  • Prior Camp Resident Advisor or Teaching experience is preferred
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Employee must pass TB Test and background check
  • Previous experience working on a farm a plus


  • $325/week
  • Room and Board
  • Meals Provided
  • Benefits Available


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Job Location: 
Blackbird Farm
Job Salary Range: 
Job Experience: 
1 - 2 years
Job Degree Level: 
Bachelor's degree
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