The Greenhouse Coordinator (GHC) is responsible for coordinating, maintaining and fulfilling all of the greenhouse and propagation needs for The Ecology Center’s Farm production and Nursery. The GHC is the primary caretaker of the seeds and plants from the time of seeding through the transplant stage or for sale to the nursery. In addition, the GHC will be responsible for maintaining a clean, organized, sanitary and healthy work environment for both the plants and people.
The Greenhouse Coordinator reports to the Field Production Manager and Floral Program Manager.
The Market Garden Coordinator oversees the day-to-day production, irrigation, cultivation and harvests of the Market Garden at The Ecology Center. In addition, the Market Garden Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Replication Manager with the training, education and labor coordination of apprentices and volunteers that participate and engage in Market Garden activities. The Market Garden coordinator works closely with the Replication Manager and the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure the production of the crops happens in a timely and efficient manner. In addition, the Market Garden Coordinator is responsible for maintaining a clean, organized, and beautiful garden for the staff and public to enjoy and engage with on a daily basis.
The primary functions of the SJC Market Garden are:
The Market Garden Coordinator reports directly to the Replication Manager.
The Market Garden Coordinator position is located at the Encinitas Union School District (EUSD) FarmLab site where The Ecology Center (TEC) works in partnership with EUSD. The Market Garden Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the daily tasks associated with the planting, care, and maintenance of the 2 acres of vegetable production,1 acre of orchard, and various native, herbal and flower gardens throughout the property.
The primary functions of the The Ecology Center Market Garden at FarmLab are:
The Greenhouse Coordinator reports to the Market Garden Program Manager.
The Customer Relations Coordinator will serve as a direct support to the marketing manager and Farm Share team. The coordinator will be responsible for helping members of The Ecology Center community with a variety of programs and events related to The Ecology Center, serving as the main point of contact for phone calls, emails and social media messaging. In addition to communicating directly with our community the coordinator will be responsible for helping problem solve, resolve issues for our Farm Share members, Family Members, and making sure all requests received via email or phone are passed to the appropriate party in a timely manner. In addition to these duties the coordinator will assist the marketing manager in creation of emails, updating the website, editing photos and additional marketing related tasks as needed.
Customer Relations Coordinator must carry out the following general tasks below:
Customer Relations Coordinator reports directly to the Marketing Manager or Marketing Coordinator in the absence of Marketing Manager.
As The Ecology Center Farm Stand & Farm Share Member, you will be one of the main representatives for our community. You will be a cashier in our farm stand and share in the celebration of high-quality, unique produce and food. You will also be trained up to work in our Farm Share Harvest Box operation which includes onsite and offsite distribution. This role offers the opportunity to connect deeply with The Ecology Center employees and friends, a growing and engaging community.
The Ecology Center Farm Stand & Farm Share Member must carry out the following general tasks below.
Farm Stand Cashier
Farm Share Harvest Box Distribution
Farm Share Harvest Box Distribution Offsite
Part-Time: 1-29.9hrs weekly
Full-Time: 30-40hrs weekly
The Ecology Center’s Produce Team is looking to hire!
We are seeking passionate applicants with produce handling experience. Our produce team is passionate about the abundance of our certified organic farm and regenerative organic agriculture. We are looking for applicants who want to share that passion with others. Applicants who enjoy eating seasonally, shopping locally, and want to take part in building a local food system to nourish our community are strongly encouraged to apply.
Produce handling and customer service experience is required.
Some examples of applicable required work experience:
Educational background or interest in regenerative agriculture, farming, Agroecology, seasonal cooking, etc. preferred, but not required.
Bilingual English/Spanish, strongly desired and preferred.
Interested applicants please e-mail required resume to: [email protected]
Produce Stocker reports directly to the Produce Manager and Produce Coordinator.