The Garden Programs Manager is responsible for the planning, care, and upkeep of the Appel Farm’s garden, including creating a budget for materials, creating a planting and harvest schedule, and scheduling and overseeing volunteers in support of the garden year-round and the Summer Camp. The position also works closely with the Director of Curriculum to plan and execute activities through the Environmental Arts and Wellness program, including monthly public events and activities for school curriculum. This is a part-time position of 3 days per week, plus monthly public events (approximately 3 hours per month). Weekly salary is $350. Specific weekly schedules will vary according to seasonal needs but will not exceed 3 days per week. Some hours may be performed remotely. On-site housing and Summer Camp Tuition is available as part of this contract. This is a grant funded position, with guaranteed funding available for one year and the possible expansion of this position after the first year of this program.

Candidate should have experience with regional agriculture, an interest in education, and a fondness for natural arts. Experience with budgeting and volunteer coordination preferred. Must have the physical capacity to: plant, transplant, fertilize, apply chemicals, water, prune, maintain and weed beds and plant areas; work outdoors in various weather conditions; be on their feet for hours at a time; manage greenhouse operations as appropriate. The ideal candidate should have patience, good communication skills, and a sense of humor. Interested applicants should email a resume to Jessica Doheny. No phone calls please. Appel Farm is an EOE.

Provide support for young artists in South Jersey through Appel Farm’s arts education programs to increase skills through the Arts, STEAM, and Arts Integration. Providing program support from design to reflection, Americorps Program Assistants directly impact each child’s self-confidence, creativity, personal growth, and learning. Support includes individual and small group arts instruction, program delivery, planning, evaluation, and event management.
Qualifications: Must be 18+ years-old. Experience working with youth; a passion for the arts and arts education; successful completion of all required criminal history checks in order to work in a school; excellent communication skills; ability to lift 25 pounds occasionally.
Time Requirements: This is a Half-Time AmeriCorps position requiring a commitment of 900 hours (approximately 20 hours weekly); exact days of the week and times will vary depending on specific programs. AmeriCorps provides an annual living allowance stipend ($9,794 for Half Time Positions) delivered bi-weekly, and a post-service education award, powerful service experience, able to see impact of service immediately, community of supportive mentors. Learn more about the Americorps Vista program here. Interested candidates send resumes to

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