The Sanctuary Is Hiring

Collard City Growers Garden Coordinator

OPEN IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FILLED

$17.50/hr 12 hrs/wk [Apr-Oct] = $5460 (+/- housing)

About the Position

The Garden Coordinator will be joining a three-person staff, working alongside a hands-on board, Collard City Growers Advisory Council, interns and volunteers. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is an experienced gardener able to produce high level work with limited oversight. 

The role of the Garden Coordinator is to bottom-line basic maintenance of grounds, oversee garden projects, and manage a limited number of volunteers and interns. Activities have been reduced from previous years and will be limited to small socially distanced support teams. The Garden Coordinator will work in communication with the Collard City Growers Advisory Council and ultimately report to the Executive Director.

This is a dynamic environment–a magnet for passionate, creative and talented people each working in their own way to make the world a better place. The Garden Coordinator should adjust to evolving needs, pivot as they arise, and must be able to relate to and build positive relationships with a wide variety of people, including those of diverse races, cultures, income levels, ages, religions, ethnicities, belief systems and gender identities. 

Low cost or free housing adjacent to garden available if needed.

About Us

Most people know us as The Sanctuary for Independent Media in North Troy, NY; the official non-profit 501(c)3 is incorporated as Media Alliance. Our mission is to use art and participatory action to promote social and environmental justice and freedom of creative expression.

Since 2005 we have been building an arts and environmental education campus in North Central Troy, NY. We operate indoor and outdoor presenting and production facilities with reduced physical activities for 2021 (The Sanctuary for Independent Media and Freedom Square), a radio station (WOOC 105.3 FM), community gardens (Collard City Growers), a STEM learning center (NATURE Lab) with community biology laboratory and People’s Health Sanctuary, internships and youth programs (Uptown Summer, Water Justice Lab and Youth Media Sanctuary). www.mediasanctuary.org

EOE/AA DIVERSE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

We actively seek applicants who reflect the diversity of our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and, as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider all applicants regardless of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation or national origin.

How to apply:  Submit a resume, three references  and a cover letter explaining your interest in the internship, how you learned of it, and its relevance to your interests. Email to [email protected] with “CCG” in the subject line.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Garden & Food Forest Care 

Maintenance of property including:

  • Planning. Develop crop plans including sourcing, organizing and plant stock donation
  • Supply Management. Coordinate purchase of supplies with Sanctuary staff. 
  • Routine Care. Including, but not limited to, watering, weeding and harvesting
  • Sharing the Harvest. Harvest crops and share with our neighborhood
  • Collaborate. Have a presence with regular hours to work with staff, CCG Advisory Council, volunteers, interns, Uptown Summer youth team (7/12-8/13) and train newcomers
  • Recordkeeping. Maintain shareable task and time log, documenting garden tasks needed, completed and in-process

Supervising Blockwide Groundskeeping 

Maintenance of public spaces and perimeters to city code standards, including:

  • Mowing multiple lots 
  • Watering and weeding public and perimeter plantings 
  • Trash pick-up around block

Coordination of Volunteers, Interns and limited events/workshops 

Administrative tasks, include, but are not limited to:  

  • Community Work Days. Schedule regular socially distant garden hours at least twice a week for interns and volunteers, and supervise garden rules (don’t step on the beds, proper harvesting techniques, etc)
  • Scheduling. Schedule watering and plant care, especially during peak growing season (spring/summer), and organize limited number of  volunteers/ interns in support
Categories
News

The Sanctuary is Hiring!

Volunteer Organizer/Coordinator
Part-time, 4-8 PM weekdays, $15/hour

 

About Us

Most people know us as The Sanctuary for Independent Media in North Troy, NY; the official non-profit 501(c)3 is incorporated as Media Alliance. Our mission is to use art and participatory action to promote social and environmental justice and freedom of creative expression.

Since 2005 we have been building an arts and environmental education campus in North Central Troy, NY. We operate indoor and outdoor presenting and production facilities (The Sanctuary for Independent Media and Freedom Square), a radio station (WOOC 105.3 FM), community gardens (Collard City Growers), a STE(a)M learning center (NATURE Lab), internships and youth programs (Uptown Summer and Youth Media Sanctuary).

www.mediasanctuary.org

About the Volunteer Organizer/Coordinator

This is a new, exciting and much needed position. Our goal is to build capacity to grow this into a full-time position as soon as possible.

The Volunteer Organizer/Coordinator will be joining a two-person paid staff, working alongside a hands-on board and numerous volunteers. The successful candidate will be a self-starter able to produce high level work with limited oversight, prepared to create new processes and navigate new organizational territory.

This is a dynamic and organic environment–a magnet for passionate, creative and talented people each working in their own way to make the world a better place. The Volunteer Organizer/Coordinator should be someone who can adjust to evolving needs, able to pivot as they arise, and must be able to relate to and build positive relationships with a wide variety of people, including those of diverse races, income levels, ages, religions, ethnicities, belief systems, gender identities and more.

Position Qualifications

  • Support for our organization’s mission and understanding of grassroots nonprofits in general
  • Ability to communicate with and relate to a wide range of people
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and nonverbal)
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office suite, Slack and Google Apps (especially Docs and Calendar). WordPress and Salesforce proficiency is a plus.
  • Collaboration and team building skills, including maintaining a “safer space” for all

The role of the Volunteer Organizer/Coordinator is to bottom-line all volunteer management, building a foundation for expanded productivity and volunteer involvement. This includes volunteers participating in basic daily activities and in a wide variety of initiatives:

  • Events and workshops
  • Internships
  • WOOC radio
  • NATURE Lab
  • Uptown Summer / Youth Media Sanctuary
  • Collard City Growers
  • Friends of Freedom Square
  • Sanctuary TV
  • Kitchen Sanctuary
  • Development and outreach

Position Functions, Roles and Responsibilities

  • Recruit, train, coordinate, and retain volunteers
  • Maintain the volunteer database
  • Support organization of events, workshops and public presentations

Application Process

Please email your resume and a cover letter detailing the reasons why you are an excellent fit for this position, including 2-3 references who can speak to your abilities, to: [email protected]

The application deadline is November 14, 2018. Please submit your application as soon as possible; candidate review will begin immediately upon receipt. The position will be filled by January 1, 2019.

EOE/AA DIVERSE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

We actively seek applicants who reflect the diversity of our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and, as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider all applicants regardless of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation or national origin.