Community Garden Intern (local candidates recommended)

Expected Dates
September 8, 2014 to November 30, 2014
Site
Fort Dupont Park
Position ID
PO-00584874
This position requires planting and maintaining a demonstration garden. Weeding, digging, mowing, composting and harvesting in the garden will be required. You must be familar with or be able to quickly learn organic gardening practices. You will be responsible for scheduling, developing, planning and presenting garden projects and educational programs, as well as working on and or proposing new construction projects. You’ll lead and coordinate the work community groups will do to improve the current programs and conditions in the Garden. Projects include youth programs, erosion and stormwater management, and handicap accessible garden areas, and in general, maintaining the education, demonstration and common areas of the Garden. You will also be expected to present demonstrations in the garden on (some) Saturdays. In addition, you will assist Park staff and partners with developing educational information and programs for Garden visitors.
  • Fort Dupont, in Washington DC, is one of the Civil War Forts in National Capital Parks-East. The Park offers a variety of resources to visitors including Historic Sites, Civil War History, Recreation Trails, Summer Concerts and Community Gardening. The region offers an abundance of educational and recreational opportunities including Historic park sites, Washington DC monuments and museums, skiing, climbing, fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking, jogging and biking all within a 1-2 hour drive.
  • First Aid/CPR
    UTV operator training
    Tailgate safety training
  • Most museums in the area are free, and attendance at National Park Service programs and educational activities can be arranged. Recreational activities nearby include boating, fishing, team sports activities, golfing, hiking, rock climbing and more.

  • No
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Education
some coursework or experience
Hand Tools
some experience
Community Engagement
competent with supervision
Trail Maintenance
some experience