Mill Valley Children’s Garden Job in California

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JOB: Garden Assistant at the Mill Valley Children’s Garden

LOCATION: Edna Maguire Elementary School, Mill Valley, CA

JOB TYPE: Part-Time. 15 hours a week. $13-$15 an hour based on experience.

ABOUT: Located in Mill Valley, California, the Mill Valley Children’s Garden, on the campus of Edna Maguire Elementary School, is a half acre outdoor classroom laboratory for our 600+ students. The garden is a hands-on treasure for both curriculum-based teaching and exploratory creative experimentation – it is a “textbook come to life.” Through the Children’s Garden and its Outdoor Educator, children learn botany, ecology, math, language arts, nutrition and cooking, stewardship of the land, community service, and much more.

The Children’s Garden is a 501(c)3 grassroots, volunteer effort run by the parents, faculty and community of Mill Valley. The garden operates through private funds and donations and is supported by the Edna Maguire PTA.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Mill Valley Children’s Garden is currently looking for a part time Garden Assistant for the 2015-2016 school year. The position would run through mid June 2016 with the possibility of continuing next school year. As the Garden Assistant, you will work closely with the Garden Educator and volunteers to maximize food production, maintain the garden, and manage projects to continue the growth and development of our garden.


Work with Garden Educator to determine planting and harvesting schedule

Assist with general care and maintenance

Maintain records of planting, harvesting, and soil amendments

Help design and improve undeveloped areas of the garden

Work with volunteers on projects around the garden


Working knowledge of all aspects of organic gardening: planting/harvesting schedules, crop rotation, soil and compost, irrigation systems, integrated pest management, etc.

Comfortable working with and around children

Willingness to work outside during all weather conditions

Available to work during school hours, preferably three days during the week

Highly motivated individual capable of working independently without supervision

Positive, flexible, can-do attitude


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