Nursery Seasonal Production Assistant

POSITION OVERVIEW

The nursery production assistant will work with the full time nursery staff in all aspects of plant production, research and restoration during the growing season. The position requires someone able to take on responsibility, work with attention to detail, a background and interest in botany, horticulture, nursery science and/or environmental stewardship, and an enthusiasm for native plants and their production.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform duties around crop production, including: sowing, thinning, transplanting, pruning, pest and disease management, re-organizing nursery stock, weeding, irrigation, seed collection and cleaning, and inventory practices
  • Assist in putting together plant orders, loading delivery vehicles
  • Maintaining organization and cleanliness of the nursery and equipment
  • Assist with nursery research projects: maintenance and data collection
  • Participate in site preparation, maintenance and native planting activities on site

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong background in botany, environmental science, horticulture, or related field (nursery experience and/or higher education in the field preferred)
  • Experience in gardening, plant propagation, or restoration activities, and a strong desire to learn more
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity when necessary, and accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Clear, consistent communication
  • Ability to work: standing, sitting, bending over or kneeling; to lift heavy & awkward objects, up to 50 lbs.; perform physical work such as digging or planting; and in inclement weather
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Positive leadership skills
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline is a plus
  • Ability to work independently and within a team

Additional desired qualities include: environmentally conscious, detail oriented, self-motivated, energetic, and professional.

The Oxbow Native Plant Nursery is part of a larger non-profit organization. A commitment to Oxbow’s overall mission and working as part of a team is critical.

 COMPENSATION

This is a seasonal, full-time position, paying $11.50-$14.50 per hour, DOE, with some paid time-off and access to food from the fields.

 REPORTS TO: Native Plant Nursery Manager

 TO APPLY

Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered. Email a resume, letter of interest, and 3 references to:

Megan Boyce-Jacobs
Finance & Operations Manager
Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
thedirt@oxbow.org
Please write NPN Seasonal Production Asst. in the email subject line and include where you found this position in the message body.

 

We are looking to fill this position immediately, applicants will be reviewed as they are received. The position will remain open until filled. 

 

To see this job posting, and our other open jobs, on our website, click here.

 


Executive Director 

 POSITION OVERVIEW

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center is looking for a new Executive Director! We are seeking a proven leader who is committed to Oxbow’s mission and is passionate about environmental stewardship and sustainability and promotes an inclusive workplace culture. This leader will be a visionary who can see the big picture, share the vision with others, and inspire the team to stretch and achieve ambitious, coordinated goals.

The Executive Director (ED) will report to an engaged Board of Directors and will be supported by an equally passionate team of subject-matter experts. The chosen candidate will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for staff, programs, partnerships, fundraising and the fulfillment of the organization’s mission through each of its business branches. The ED is the chief executive and decision maker for Oxbow and responsible for implementing the shared vision.

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center is committed to the community, to equal employment opportunity, and to diversity in our workplace. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Cover letters expressing your  passion for the mission and fit for the role should be addressed to Mikkell Jackson Roeland and sent to mikkellr@waldonhr.com

To learn more about he full job description please view the attachment: Oxbow Executive Director Job Description

The search for the Executive Director is being assisted by a team from Waldron.


Part Time Seasonal Facilities Assistant, May-November 

POSITION OVERVIEW

This position is ideal for someone with light trade skills, an interest in land stewardship, who takes pride in their work and appreciates a job well done. The Oxbow’s Seasonal PT Facilities Assistant will split time between supporting grounds maintenance and public engagement efforts. Time will be spent both directly supervised on technical projects and performing independent grounds work, such as mowing, trail building, mechanical removal of invasive weeds. This position will provide facilities support on days we are open to the public and at private events, helping maintain the parking areas, and keeping the grounds and facilities clean and operation.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Facilities Lead and/or Maintenance Assistant, assist with all aspects of equipment and property maintenance, including:

  • Maintaining/improving public spaces and grounds (weed whacking/ mowing, trail building, garbage & recycling collection)
  • Monitoring, and maintaining as needed, public restrooms (honey buckets)
  • Care for and maintenance of tools
  • Become proficient at blade sharpening, small engine tuning
  • Present a professional attitude to the general public and members
  • Provide excellent customer service to visitors, anticipating and assisting the public safely enjoying their visits at Oxbow
  • This job requires working some Saturdays May- September and all weekends in October

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to work with a positive attitude: standing, sitting, bending over or kneeling; to repeatedly lift heavy & awkward objects, up to 60 lbs.; perform physical work such as digging or weed whacking; in inclement weather.
  • Ability to discern (or quickly learn) weeds from native plants
  • Willingness and capacity to take initiative
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity when necessary, and accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Clear, consistent communication
  • Mechanical aptitude is important
  • Tractor driving experience not necessary, but a plus
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure

Additional desired qualities include: environmentally conscious, detail oriented, self-motivated, energetic, and professional.

The Oxbow facilities team  is part of a larger non-profit organization. A commitment to Oxbow’s overall mission and working as part of a team is critical.

 COMPENSATION

This is a seasonal, part-time position, paying $11.50 – $12.50 per hour, with some paid time-off and access to food from the fields.

REPORTS TO:  Facilities and Grounds Supervisor

TO APPLY

Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered. Email a resume, letter of interest, and 3 references to:

Megan Boyce-Jacobs
Finance & Operations Manager/Interim Executive Director
Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
thedirt@oxbow.org
Please write “PT Facilities Asst.” in the email subject line and include where you found this position in the message body.

Deadline to apply is Sunday, April 08, 2018.


Summer Camp Instructor 

POSITION OVERVIEW 

Oxbow Education (“OxEd”) is seeking Kids’ Farm Summer Camp Instructors to lead summer camp groups for 5 week-long day camp sessions and assist with occasional delivery of birthday parties, summer field trips, and other programming as needed between camp weeks. Summer Camp Instructors will lead groups of 9-12 campers, ages 4-12, during day camp sessions. As a Camp Instructor, you will facilitate a successful camp experience for campers by keeping them engaged with a variety of educational games and activities, while being responsible for their safety and a majority of their daily schedule.

Summer Camp Instructors will develop and lead nature- and farm- based activities, and will have the opportunity to learn more about organic farming and environmental education. This position would be a great fit for an energetic person who enjoys and appreciates the outdoors and who has experience leading summer camp groups and facilitating outdoor games and activities.

Camp instructors must be available to work ALL training and camp weeks, see details below. You will also be scheduled to work other days between camp weeks supporting, Summer field trips, Kids’ Farm projects and birthday parties, as needed.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead your group of campers, ages 4-6 or 7-12, in farm- and nature-based camp activities
  • Ensure safety of campers at all times
  • Contribute to planning and prep in advance of summer camp sessions
  • Plan and lead most day-to-day activities of your summer camp group
  • Facilitate games, songs, stories, and activities
  • Participate in all-camp activities including simple farm tasks
  • Behavioral management of campers
  • Work with and give direction to volunteer(s) assigned to your group
  • Assist in set-up and clean-up of daily camp activities
  • Participate in daily debriefing meetings to address concerns and develop as an education team

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous summer camp instructor experience preferred
  • Experience facilitating educational outdoor games and activities
  • Ability to do light physical work, including standing for several hours, squatting/kneeling
  • Experience working with children, especially ages 4-12
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity when necessary, and accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • High-energy and playful; exceptionally positive attitude
  • Self-driven and motivated
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • A musical inclination, video or photo editing skills, theatrical experience, or any other sort of artistic expertise is a plus! Please make note of any skills you have in your cover letter

Additional desired qualities include: environmentally conscious, detail oriented, self-motivated, energetic, and professional.

Candidates must be available for ALL of the following weeks:

  • Staff training: June 18-22
  • Session 1: June 25-29
  • Session 2: July 9-13
  • Session 3: July 23-27
  • Session 4: July 30-Aug 3
  • Session 5: Aug.13-17

The Oxbow Education  is part of a larger non-profit organization. A commitment to Oxbow’s overall mission and working as part of a team is critical.

COMPENSATION

This is a seasonal, full-time/part-time position, paying $12.50 – $13.50 , with some paid time-off and access to food from the fields.

REPORTS TO:  OxEd Program Manager

 TO APPLY

Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered. Email a resume, letter of interest, and 3 references to:

Megan Boyce-Jacobs
Finance & Operations Manager/Interim Executive Director
Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
thedirt@oxbow.org
Please write “Summer Camp Instructor” in the email subject line and include where you found this position in the message body.

We are looking for two camp instructors and the position will be open until filled. Applications will be processed as they are received.