Job: Assistant Organic Garden Manager, Jewel Gardens, Alaska

Title: Assistant Organic Garden Manager Type: Seasonal, March through October Location: Skagway, Alaska Compensation: Depending on Experience Embark on a horticultural adventure in Skagway, Alaska! Join us at Jewell Gardens, a Certified Organic Show Garden amidst the peaks and rivers of this great northern environment.  Jewell Gardens caters to the bustling summer cruise industry. We offer tours through our flower & vegetable gardens, which includes glassblowing hotshops, restaurant, glass gallery & gift shop. Our “open” season is May through September, term of this position: March through October. We would like to hire someone who would be interested in at least a two year commitment. We are looking for an experienced, motivated, organized organic gardener with landscaping experience who can help manage a small team of seasonal gardeners.  Journey with us from germination room to greenhouse to garden. This is a unique opportunity! For more details contact jewellgardens@yahoo.com or visit our facebook page & view a full description of job on our Discussion page.

Position Description: • Greenhouse Start Up: Start seeds early season in germination room & greenhouse & tend to growing plants. • Keep detailed records for Organic Certification. Assist with administrative duties. • Transplant seedlings from greenhouse to garden. • Help manage seasonal crew on three acres of cultivated grounds. Maintenance includes lawn mowing, weed wacking, pruning, weeding, and harvesting veggies & seeds. • Report regularly to Garden Manager &/or General Manager. • Help manage current & new landscape projects. Participate in garden planning/projects with garden manager/owner. • Harvesting vegetables for subscription sales & maintaining harvest records throughout the season. • Garden shutdown. Qualifications: • At least two years garden/landscape experience. • Working knowledge of organic gardening methods (fertilizing & pest control). • Intermediate or greater plant knowledge: flowers & veggies, herbs, berry bushes, trees & shrubs. • Know how to start & use garden equipment: rototiller, lawnmower & weed-eater. • Good management, organizational, & communication skills necessary ~ at times will be directing 2 to 6 people on single or multiple projects. • Ability to type and use Microsoft Excel & Word Programs. • Have a valid driver’s license & ability to drive a stick-shift vehicle. • Physically able to lift up to 80 lbs., move pots around, be on knees for much of a day, haul wheelbarrows full of compost and in general good physical health. • Be self-motivated and also able to motivate crew members. • Able to plan, prioritize, & orchestrate projects dependant on garden needs, budget, weather, etc. • Artistic inclinations for landscape design would be an advantage. Please take a look at our website: jewellgardens.com for more information and to fill out an online application. Feel free to email Charlotte Jewell, jewellgardens@yahoo.com or call 907-612-0115 with questions.

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