Gardener / Educator

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Start Date: Immediate

Gardener/Educator

The Perfect Earth Project, an East Hampton based 501 (c)(3) non profit that promotes toxin-free lawns and landscapes is looking to hire an experienced gardener to care for our 4 acre experimental/teaching landscape in Springs (East Hampton) NY and to assist with educational and outreach activities.

Position is year round, full or part time, seasonally flexible.

Responsibilities/Duties

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Garden maintenance for flowers, vegetables, meadow, moss and woodland gardens- including planting, weeding, hand watering and irrigation monitoring, composting, pruning, keeping records, etc.
  • Supervision and guidance of crew that does mowing, spring/fall clean ups and any other heavy work.
  • Landscape handy work including tool maintenance, small repairs, light carpentry and coordination of larger projects.
  • Working with Director, advise on educational materials and events for home owners and professionals
  • Assist with education and outreach events, and tours of garden.
  • Represent Perfect Earth at local environmental events (some weekends)

Qualifications/Requirements

Requirements

  • Extensive gardening knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge of and commitment to toxin-free (organic practices)
  • Proven passion for the environment
  • Interest in educating others about toxin-free lawn and landscape care
  • Ability to communicate and engage others with knowledge and enthusiasm
  • Highly motivated and able to work well without supervision.
  • Good organizational skills
  • Functional computer skills, and familiarity with MIcrosoft Word

Additional Information

Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@perfectearthproject.org.

Include your gardening specialty, your hobbies, and why you garden.

Contact Information

Perfect Earth Project
Email: jobs@perfectearthproject.org