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Global Gardens Assistant

Posted: 07/07/2019

Successfully promote and support the mission of JVS by providing day-to-day support for programming that serves refugee populations in the Kansas City area through agriculture Assist the Global Gardens Program Manager in weekly upkeep of garden sites, including watering, weeding, tilling, mowing, inventory and other garden maintenance. Assistance with data entry, monthly workshops, organizing garden tours, field day preparation, and farmers’ market set up and tear down, as needed. 

Other duties as assigned

At least 18 years of age with gardening, horticulture, farming, or landscaping experience in an urban environment is preferred but not required. Have a willingness to work with a variety of cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.
Position requires use of personal vehicle with mileage reimbursement. Valid driver’s license, insurance, and clean driving record is required. Use of cell phone is also required with partial reimbursement by agency.


  • Global Gardens Assistant: Weekly upkeep of garden sites which includes mowing, trash pickup and other garden maintenance.
 Other duties as assigned

Skills Needed
Ability to work effectively in an environment that is multi-cultural and multi-lingual
Ability to undertake physically demanding maintenance work, sometimes in extreme weather conditions.
Able to lift 40 pounds or more
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Flexible, organized, and able to multi-task
Friendly and personable. Has own transportation and valid Missouri or Kansas Driver’s License

The ability to develop positive working relationships with internal staff, refugee clients and community leaders, and community partners is absolutely paramount.

Working Conditions/Physical Effort

Position requires ability to work outside and experience using gardening equipment. Occasional travel to client homes, public service providers, and other service locations will be necessary. Use of personal vehicle is necessary with mileage reimbursement. This position will mostly be outdoors and temporary during the growing season (ends in October). During the growing season, you must be able to work in hot outdoor conditions. Travel between the gardens and JVS office is necessary.

Part time 16-24 hours per week


Job Type: Part Time