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Thank you for your interest in EcoStation! On this page are listings for jobs at Bushwick Farmers' Market and Bushwick Campus Farm.

 

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MARKET DRIVER/ASST. MANAGER

ECOSTATiON:NY/BUSHWiCK FARMERS’ MARKET 

  • Work alongside our staff, volunteers, and farmers and help bring fresh, local food to the neighborhood. Must drive a small truck, speak English & Spanish, and be physically fit.

     

    • Part-time: Appx 18 hrs/week

    • $20/hour

    • Immediate hire: Position ends November 19

    • Retail experience helpful; must like people and food

    • Record-keeping skills/experience preferred (Google apps)

    The following are required for this job - please do not apply if you do not meet all these prerequisites:

     

    • Bilingual (Spanish & English)

    • Heavy lifting (50+ lbs)

    • NYS Driver License (Experience driving FedEx-style box truck a plus)

TO APPLY:

Please email us at BushwickFarmersMarket@gmail.com with:

  • A brief introduction (why you want to be a farmers market manager)

  • Your résumé (does not need to be formal or fancy)

  • A copy or photo of your driver license

  • Contact info for 2-3 references (if not on résumé)


 


 

 

ECOSTATION:NY'S BUSHWICK CAMPUS FARM

FARM EDUCATOR / MANAGER POSITION AVAILABLE

IMMEDIATE HIRE - STARTS AUG 20


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Employer: EcoStation:NY 

Title: Farm Manager & Educator

Site: Bushwick Campus, 400 Irving Ave, Brooklyn

Hours: 25 hrs/wk (may increase)

Compensation: $25/hr

Duration: Aug 20 - Nov 30, 2016 (may be extended)

 

Position Summary:

EcoStation:NY is looking for a highly-organized, experienced, energetic, and food justice-minded organic grower to manage Bushwick Campus Farm, lead several classes for the four resident public charter high schools, and work the youth-led the Food Justice Team.

Founded in 2011, EcoStation’s all-organic, 16,000-square-foot Bushwick Campus Farm is a center for education and community engagement, with hundreds of students regularly using the farm as an outdoor classroom. Our urban farming classes engage students in hands-on, experiential learning, and our youth-led Food Justice Team offers students after-school programming and leadership development.

 

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Key farming responsibilities of this role include management and upkeep of farm operations: plant care, harvesting, planting of cover crops, composting, soil testing and improvement. Candidates must have the technical knowhow to manage these duties while also engaging the school community.

Key educational/community aspects include: working with teachers and other Campus staff to develop and present (or facilitate) interactive workshops, activities, and lessons that cover topics related to food justice, urban agriculture, sustainability, and leadership development for Bushwick Campus classes, working with principals and teachers on outreach within the schools, leading tours and activities at the farm from visiting partner organizations and area schools, managing our apprentice program, overseeing community composting, and organizing volunteer work at the farm.

Our farm is essential to our organization’s mission and we seek an experienced individual to that will be able to unite production, education, and food justice organizing to develop holistic farm operations. (more…)

ECOSTATION:NY's BUSHWICK CAMPUS FARM

FARMER/EDUCATOR POSITION AVAILABLE AUG. 20

 

Responsibilities:

Lead, mentor and develop work teams (high school students, teachers, staff and community apprentices and volunteers) to plant, water, harvest and perform general farm operations

  • Develop farm lesson plans for weekly workshops and assist teachers with curriculum development

  • Organize all aspects of farm programming: classes, after school programming, community apprentice program, and volunteer workdays

  • Oversee soil testing and nutrient management, crop rotations, and integrated pest management, and weed management plans

  • Manage community composting site: drop-off and collection, general maintenance

  • Develop and manage irrigation, greenhouse, and (for demonstration) hydroponic and aquaponic systems

  • Maintain detailed record-keeping of farm operation; record using Farming Concrete Toolkit

  • Manage all resources of the farm (people, soils, crops, equipment, budget) toward the highest level of efficiency and quality possible

  • Schedule/attend monthly meetings with school principals to keep them up to date with farm programming; meet with teachers on a weekly basis to go over lesson plans

  • Develop and implement outreach campaign for school and community participation

  • Lead farm planning and design toward long-term economic and ecological success

  • Regularly document farm activities (via Facebook posts)

  • Other tasks and projects as identified and needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong practical foundation in organic urban agriculture with experience in youth education

  • Exceptional project management and communication skills

  • Bilingual: Strong Spanish and English writing, reading, and speaking skills  

  • In-depth understanding of food justice issues and ability to weave this ethos into farm operations and programming

  • Ability to work independently, plan ahead, prioritize, manage multiple projects, and meet goals

  • Tackle issues as they arise and train a team to do the same

  • Interest in working in a physically-demanding position in all kinds of weather

  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.

  • A sense of humor, patience, and compassion



To Apply:

  • Email resume and a minimum of two references by August 15 to: Sean@EcoStationNY.org