Internship, CCYA, Cobb County, GA

Job Title: “Blooming with Possibilities” Program Specialist Internship Type: Part-Time Compensation: $15 – $20/hour based on experience after probationary period (one month) Supervision: Reports to the COO for all Program Team responsibilities and CAO for all Development Team responsibilities. Works closely with the Cobb Master Gardeners, Director of Youth Activities & Volunteer Services, Development Specialist, and Life Skills Education Manager. Team Designation: This position serves on the Program Team, Meal Services Team, and the Development Team. Job Description: Assist in the maintenance and development of the Campus Garden and Farm: Native Plant Garden, Pollinator Garden, Berry Patches, Cutting Garden, Vegetable Garden, Herb Garden, Vine-Vegetable Garden. Manage Chicken Coop and future additions. Coordinate and Manage youth apprenticeships, assist in arranging cooking classes; and support development department activities. Applicable Skills: Knowledge of irrigation, plants, insects and plant disease; familiarity with tools and equipment used; proficient with spreadsheet and word processing applications; ability to read and assess statistical and operational reports; good interpersonal, team building, organizational and management skills. Physical Demands: Must be able to lift/carry materials up to 50lbs, move about the work site, turn on and operate a computer in the applicable environment, communicate efficiently and effectively on the telephone or in person, and complete required paperwork. Exposed to dust, pollen, chemicals, cold and heat in an external environment. Requires extended periods of walking, standing, kneeling, bending and lifting, up to 100% of a workday. Working Conditions: External environment with all weather and terrain exposure. Exposed to equipment that may cause cuts and significant bodily injury. Safety equipment includes gloves, work boots, proper clothing. Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture (preferred), Agronomy, or related fields of study, or Associate’s degree in Horticulture (preferred), Agronomy or related fields with

Applicable Skills: Knowledge of irrigation, plants, insects and plant disease; familiarity with tools and equipment used; proficient with spreadsheet and word processing applications; ability to read and assess statistical and operational reports; good interpersonal, team building, organizational and management skills. Physical Demands: Must be able to lift/carry materials up to 50lbs, move about the work site, turn on and operate a computer in the applicable environment, communicate efficiently and effectively on the telephone or in person, and complete required paperwork. Exposed to dust, pollen, chemicals, cold and heat in an external environment. Requires extended periods of walking, standing, kneeling, bending and lifting, up to 100% of a workday. Working Conditions: External environment with all weather and terrain exposure. Exposed to equipment that may cause cuts and significant bodily injury. Safety equipment includes gloves, work boots, proper clothing. Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture (preferred), Agronomy, or related fields of study, or Associate’s degree in Horticulture (preferred), Agronomy or related fields with

Type: Part-Time Compensation: $15 – $20/hour based on experience after probationary period (one month)

Supervision: Reports to the COO for all Program Team responsibilities and CAO for all Development Team responsibilities. Works closely with the Cobb Master Gardeners, Director of Youth Activities & Volunteer Services, Development Specialist, and Life Skills Education Manager. Team Designation: This position serves on the Program Team, Meal Services Team, and the Development Team.

Job Description: Assist in the maintenance and development of the Campus Garden and Farm: Native Plant Garden, Pollinator Garden, Berry Patches, Cutting Garden, Vegetable Garden, Herb Garden, Vine-Vegetable Garden. Manage Chicken Coop and future additions. Coordinate and Manage youth apprenticeships, assist in arranging cooking classes; and support development department activities. Applicable Skills: Knowledge of irrigation, plants, insects and plant disease; familiarity with tools and equipment used; proficient with spreadsheet and word processing applications; ability to read and assess statistical and operational reports; good interpersonal, team building, organizational and management skills. Physical Demands: Must be able to lift/carry materials up to 50lbs, move about the work site, turn on and operate a computer in the applicable environment, communicate efficiently and effectively on the telephone or in person, and complete required paperwork. Exposed to dust, pollen, chemicals, cold and heat in an external environment. Requires extended periods of walking, standing, kneeling, bending and lifting, up to 100% of a workday. Working Conditions: External environment with all weather and terrain exposure. Exposed to equipment that may cause cuts and significant bodily injury. Safety equipment includes gloves, work boots, proper clothing. Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture (preferred), Agronomy, or related fields of study, or Associate’s degree in Horticulture (preferred), Agronomy or related fields with a minimum of a 3 years experience in landscape management operations. May be enrolled in a degree program as above. • Working knowledge of planting calendars for spring, summer, and fall harvests (preferred); • Working knowledge of landscape restoration and revegetation (preferred); • Enjoy sharing your knowledge with others and teaching youth about gardening; • Understand the importance of growing plants as a demonstration of sustainability and leading by example.

Other duties: • Strategic Planning for the gardening & harvesting season with Master Gardeners, Kitchen Manager and Chefs; • Coordinate vegetable crop rotations and planting of cover crops in off season; • Supervise Youth Apprenticeships and Create duty work/chore schedules; • Develop and maintain irrigation plan; • Work with Master Gardeners and other organizations to broaden scope of garden; e.g. implementing Hoop House for winter crops; • Work with Life Skills Instructor to create educational Agriculture, Botany, Nutrition and Farming workshops for youth residents to provide learning opportunities and create interest in the garden by youth residents; • Have interest in farm animals including chickens, potentially pygmy goats and be open to possibility of bee aviary to be added to garden program in future; • Speak to tour groups; • Collect data and information for garden grants and work collaboratively with Development Team to seek funding opportunities for garden, cooking classes and other related activities; • Assist cooking classes and work collaboratively with cooking instructors to provide resources for skill building activities; • Coordinate and facilitate garden work with volunteer director to engage corporations and groups wishing to volunteer at CCYA. • Maintain inventory of tools and equipment for animals and garden; • Purchase feed and necessities for chickens. Garden Responsibilities using youth apprenticeships: • Supervise and manage youth responsibilities; • Establish youth schedule and review and submit timesheets; • Weeding, watering, planting, mulching, and harvesting of garden produce; Weigh, record, and deliver all produce to Kitchen Manager and Chefs; • Oversee care of chickens – including feeding, securing safety, cleaning, of up to 24 chickens. Oversee gathering of eggs daily; • Create system to dry chicken manure for fertilizer; • Oversee composting system; • Manage irrigation systems.

For more information, contact Victor Brown at vbrown@ccyakids.org

 

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