P/T Seasonal Urban Agriculture Staff - Trenton, NJ

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Community Revitalization Support Staff assist in all aspects of implementing neighborhood revitalization services including urban agriculture, community beautification, and mobile recreation. Essential Functions • Support community and school groups in maintenance of community and school gardens o Assist with planning, planting, and maintenance of gardens o Assist with trouble-shooting of plants, pests, and or diseases in gardens • Support beautification projects including vacant lot, park and streetscape clean-up and improvement • Support gardening and environmental education efforts, including youth summer camp • Sell produce and interact with customers at local farmers markets • Assist with green infrastructure projects such as tree planting, rain gardens, water catchment projects, and native/pollinator plantings • Support mobile recreation services o Promote mobile recreation events o Load and unload sporting equipment from truck o Set up and break down for events • Represent Isles at community events • Assist with other Community Planning & Development work as needed Education, Experience, Certifications • Gardening or horticulture experience and/or interest • Interest and comfort in working with the general public, especially youth • Experience using landscaping equipment including but not limited to lawnmowers (riding and push models), rototillers, weed trimmers • Basic construction skills and power tool use • Bilingual in Spanish a plus • Passion for the environment and healthy living • Must have valid driver’s license and insurable driving record Physical Demands • This job is performed outside and in all kinds of weather • Frequent lifting of 50 pounds or more Hours • 20 hours per week from April 1through November 5, typically 4 days per week • Schedule has some flexibility; occasional evening and weekends are required