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We're Hiring!

Join our team as a Horticultural Assistant!

Horticultural Assistant/Support

Part-time (20 hours per week) 

Location: Green Central (Carson High School) and Foothill Garden (Carson Tahoe Medical Campus)

Reports to: Greenhouse Manager & Executive Director

Pay: $13-14/hour DOE

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.