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Urban Farm Assistant

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

Matthew 25 is a vibrant, growing non-profit organization. Our mission is to empower people to transform neighborhoods and we envision a thriving, connected community where people are valued and talents are multiplied; where neighborhood families have access to safe, affordable housing and healthy food; and where youth are empowered through reading and the creative arts.

The Urban Farm Assistant works closely with the Cultivate Hope Manager and assists with all areas of vegetable production and farm maintenance. Cultivate Hope programs focus on local foods, hunger, education, and beautification projects of Matthew 25. The Urban Farm Production Assistant is organized, comfortable working outside in variable weather, and passionate about local foods production and education.

Must be available from April -October 2018; evening and weekend hours may be required.

Essential Duties:
  • Assist the urban farm production manager in all areas of production, including soil preparation, planting and harvesting.
  • Maintain the appearance of the farm through mowing, trimming, weeding, picking up trash and other tasks so that it is an asset to the neighborhood.
  • Lead teams of volunteers on the farm in appropriate tasks.

  • Must be organized, dependable, and open to learning new skills and tasks.
  • Experience operating small equipment and machinery.
  • Enjoys working with volunteers and interacting with the public.
  • Comfortable working within a faith-based organization.
  • Passionate about farming, local foods, food education and food security.

Application Instructions:

Please submit resume and cover letter before March 21.

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Urban Farm Assistant

Matthew 25

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Posted 02/21/18

Job ID: 63407