Careers

Market Garden Coordinator – Anaheim

Full-Time, Hourly

The Market Garden Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the daily tasks associated with the planting, care, and maintenance of the 1 acre of vegetable production, orchard, and berry patch.

The primary functions of the The Ecology Center Market Garden at Magnolia are:

  1. Grow nutrient dense produce for sale and distribution to Anaheim Union High School District students & families, AUHSD Central Kitchen, and the surrounding community
  2. Educate AUHSD students with hands-on, experiential programming on the farm
  3. Cultivate community through volunteering, education and programming
  4. Experiment and develop culturally appropriate and site specific fruit, vegetable and floral varieties that thrive in our bioregion

Essential Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of experience with regenerative farming practices, including a practical understanding of:
    1. Principles and practices of organic market farming production, including principles of soil health, water conservation, and integrated pest management.
    2. Common farm equipment, including seeders, tilther, harvest equipment, BCS walk-behind tractor, and basic hand tools.
    3. Irrigation system set-up, repair, and scheduling.
    4. Knowledge of organic horticultural practices and crop production
  • Ability to work independently in an outdoor setting during various weather conditions.
  • Organized and able to follow a crop plan, prioritize critical tasks and work in a focused, timely, and efficient manner
  • Be a team player, support your coworkers and maintain a positive, professional attitude
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and perform physical tasks associated with farm work.
  • Be in possession of a current California’s Driver’s License and auto insurance, as well as reliable transportation
  • Must be willing to maintain a flexible work schedule, working weekends and evenings when needed.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with using spreadsheets
  • Must pass a School District background check and fingerprint scan

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow and implement the Garden Crop Plan
  • Coordinate day-to-day production of crops in the market garden, including planting, seeding, irrigating, cultivating, and harvesting
  • Implement organic IPM practices to keep a balance of ecology in the garden. (Compost Tea Spraying, Organic Fertilizing, Pesticide applications, etc.)
  • Maintain all inventory of all supplies needed for production, harvest, and post harvest handling
  • Maintain a clean, organized and efficient workspace.
  • Maintain production records in order to meet organic certification needs if needed
  • Budget tracking: labor and supplies must be in balance with garden production
  • Organize and supervise the work of interns, apprentices, or volunteers
  • Oversee quality control and food safety.
  • Interested in integrating educational opportunities with School District students
  • Willingness to uphold organizational values
  • Possesses the ability to collaborate and make decisions with diverse teammates
  • Thrives in an agile and emergent environment
  • Takes personal responsibility and possesses a curious mindset
  • Takes initiative to proactively communicate
  • Ensures a safe workplace and addresses safety issues as they arise
  • Maintain a professional work environment that fosters a collaborative team spirit with respect for each individual

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees will also perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Farm Director and/or his/her designee.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

The Ecology Center Farm Stand Cashier

Part-time and Full-time, Non-Exempt

As a Cashier in The Farm Stand, you will play an integral role in overseeing the customer’s journey. Stand. As a TEC cashier have a full understanding of the importance of providing a frictionless customer meaningful experience. As The Farm Stand Cashier, you understand that every team member, even those who may not be customer-facing, knows that their work and space impacts the customer. You, play an integral role in the retail journey at The Ecology center, and take ownership of that, making it the best in class.


ABOUT THE ROLE:

  • Provides exceptional customer service by offering a frictionless shopping experience
  • Resolves customer questions and goes the extra mile to find solutions
  • Assist in the daily needs and requests by the manager or lead cashier
  • Maintains opening and closing operations by following the TEC policies and procedures
  • Balances cash drawer at the beginning and or at the end of a shift
  • Contributes to team projects with positive energy and willingness to collaborate
  • Is aware of, and supportive of, the daily/weekly/monthly tasks, goals and mission set by management
  • Takes ownership of the space, helping the Farm Stand team to maintain a high level of cleanliness and delegates to team to ensure perishables on the floor are best in in quality and freshness
  • Assist with produce team, ensuring that freshness and quality is always top level
  • Partners with stockers to keep shelves stocked as set by the merchandising team
  • Ensures the vibes in the stand are positive and the music is epic and appropriate for our customers
  • Able to communicate effectively and attains knowledge on The Ecology Center’s events and seasonal farm offering

TEC COMMITMENTS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Willingness to uphold our company values
    Possesses the ability to collaborate and make decisions with diverse teammates
  • Thrives in an agile and emergent environment
  • Takes personal responsibility and possesses a curious mindset
  • Takes initiative to proactively communicate
  • Willingness to uphold our ongoing efforts toward diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Ensures a safe workplace and addresses safety issues as they arise
  • Maintain a professional work environment that fosters a collaborative team spirit with respect for each individual

YOU ARE:

  • Positive and posses a friendly attitude
  • Self-motivated and a resourceful problem solver
  • Positive and maintain an upbeat attitude
  • Empathetic to your team and the customer
  • Never say “I CAN’T because you know you CAN”
  • Are a catalyst for positive change for humans and space


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience: A minimum of 2 years retail sales or related customer facing experience
  • License or Certification: Valid Driver’s License
  • Specialized Skills: Word, Excel, Google Docs, Email, Slack
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to safely lift moderately heavy equipment (a minimum of 35 lbs.) and operate equipment within safety standards.
  • Weekend Works: Must be open to working weekends

 

Applications

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] , subject: Farm Stand Cashier Opportunity.
Due to the high number of applicants, please refrain from walking in to deliver a resume.