Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Seasonal positions available at THEARC


Job Title: Organic Garden Assistant (2 positions available)
Location: Washington, DC
Classification: Seasonal, Part-time

Description:
The Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) is a $27 million, 110,000 square-foot campus located east of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC’s Ward 8. THEARC was built and is operated by Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR), a nonprofit 501-c-3 organization. The mission of Building Bridges Across the River is to improve the quality of life for children and adults who reside east of the Anacostia River by providing leadership, management and financial oversight of the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC). Through a collaboration of eleven partner organizations and four off-site partner organization, THEARC provides access to high quality educational, health, cultural, recreation, and social service programs to community members. By providing these programs, BBAR and its partners aim to contribute to the flourishing of the community in southeastern Washington.

THEARC’s Organic Garden:

The Organic Garden @ THEARC was created in 2010.  It has grown to 22 planting beds for herbs and vegetables, an 18 tree orchard and a hoop house.  The garden provides produce for the weekly Ward 8 Farmer’s Market, held Saturday’s at THEARC from June - November. THEARC operates a stand at the market with produce from the garden.

Position Description: 
The garden assistant(s) are responsible for tending the organic garden, the hoop house, and the orchard.  Responsibilities include maintenance of the garden, hoop house and orchard, the garden and orchard grounds, and the storage sheds.  Garden assistant(s) will harvest produce for the market days, maintain a growth calendar for use in planning the season harvest and keep a weekly diary of plant growth and harvest.  The garden assistant(s) will be expected to assist with community day activities, serve as a guide to the garden for visitors and educate visitors to the values of a healthy diet.  The garden assistants will work in tandem, and report directly to the Garden Manager, and to the Executive Director.

Hours: 30 hours/week (5 days of six hours each)
Compensation: $7.50/hour
Term: May 15, 2013 – November 30, 2013 (with option to extend)

Qualifications:
 Responsible individual willing to learn about gardening and healthy eating.  Must be able to follow instructions and the schedule.  Must be punctual and enjoy working out of doors.   Must be able to explain garden to visitors.  High school degree or GED preferable.  Initiative and enthusiasm welcome.


Interested applicants should send a letter of inquiry, or call Beverly Carroll (202) 889-5901 x1 or B Carroll@THEARCDC.org



Job Title: Organic Garden Sales Assistant (2 positions)
Location: Washington, DC
Classification: Seasonal, Part-time 
Description:
The Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) is a $27 million, 110,000 square-foot campus located east of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC’s Ward 8. THEARC was built and is operated by Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR), a nonprofit 501-c-3 organization. The mission of Building Bridges Across the River is to improve the quality of life for children and adults who reside east of the Anacostia River by providing leadership, management and financial oversight of the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC). Through a collaboration of eleven partner organizations and four off-site partner organization, THEARC provides access to high quality educational, health, cultural, recreation, and social service programs to community members. By providing these programs, BBAR and its partners aim to contribute to the flourishing of the community in southeastern Washington.

THEARC’s Organic Garden:
The Organic Garden @ THEARC was created in 2010.  It has grown to 22 planting beds for herbs and vegetables, an 18 tree orchard and a hoop house.  The garden provides produce for the weekly Ward 8 Farmer’s Market, held Saturday’s at THEARC from June - November. THEARC operates a stand at the market with produce from the garden.

Position Description: 
The Sales Assistant(s) is responsible for organizing the presentation, labeling of produce for the market, assistance with stand set-up and garden harvesting.   The Sales Assistant(s) will research recipes and nutritional values for produce on an ongoing basis and create educational materials.  The Sales Assistant(s) is responsible for weighing and packaging all sales.  The Sales Assistant will keep records about sales.  The Sales Assistant(s) will work in tandem, and report directly to the Market Manager and to the Executive Director.

Details:
Hours: 10 hours/week (Saturday 8am – 3pm; Wednesday 3pm – 7pm)
Compensation: $7.50/hour
Term: June 1, 2013 – November 30, 2013 (with option to extend)

Qualifications:
Responsible individual willing to learn about gardening and healthy eating.  Must be punctual and responsible.  Must be able to follow instructions and a schedule.  Must be interested in developing salesmanship skills.  High school degree or GED preferable. Initiative and enthusiasm welcome.

Interested applicants should send a letter of inquiry, or call Beverly Carroll (202) 889-5901 x1 or BCarroll@THEARCDC.org.






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