Website Ground Education
Nature is our classroom!
At Ground Education, the natural world is our classroom, where we can learn to mutually thrive on the Earth we all share. We are a growing nonprofit with a passion for bringing high-quality, inspiring, nature-based lessons to every elementary student as part of their school day. We currently provide 16 elementary schools, 2 Boys & Girls Club Sites and almost 10,000 students in the Long Beach Unified School District with edible and native plant learning gardens and teach hands-on lessons that nurture every student’s academic, physical and emotional well-being.
Come join our team! GroundEd is a fun and growing organization!
We are looking for a passionate, mission-driven individual to help build, support and maintain our edible gardens and nature play areas.
If you would like to join an up-beat, driven, and fun culture and share our vision to have elementary students exploring, thinking and learning in nature spaces and want to help us grow, we look forward to hearing from you.
Visit each school site regularly and keep our edible garden spaces kid-ready.
Perform reasonable repairs/upkeep of our raised planting beds, irrigation, fencing, seating spaces and compost systems.
Under the direction of the coordinator, create, install and maintain our green schoolyard/nature play areas (plant, water and tend native plants/lay walking paths/weed whack).
Develop relationships with Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) staff at our school sites and district-wide.
Assist in the coordination of new garden builds; includes site prep, securing materials, and building garden beds.
Work with our vendors for soil, mulch, lumber and irrigation.
Make hand washing stations for our sites using our pvc-based template.
Communicate regularly with our Garden Educators via slack to share garden needs, observations, and ideas.
Successful candidates will:
Most importantly, be a team player!
Successfully complete Live Scan fingerprint/background check and TB test.
Have experience with garden maintenance tools such as saws, sanders, irrigation controls and weed whackers
At least one year of education and/or relevant work experience in horticulture.
Have creative problem-solving skills.
Have excellent oral communication skills.
Have personal skills including dependability, integrity, flexibility, and a willingness to get dirty.
Be able to organize work, take initiative, function independently.
Be able to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work in an outside environment that is often hot.
Have reliable transportation to our 13+ garden sites.
This position is part time with a flexible schedule up to 15 hours per week that will involve visiting multiple school sites each workday.
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org