Cleveland Botanical Garden Employment

Green corps site manager

Hiring: Recruiting/hiring process begins January 2014

Date of Position: March 15 through October, 40 hours/week

Primary Function

This seasonal full-time position requires a high-energy, flexible individual who will be an integral member of the Green Corps team.  This Garden ambassador will have responsibility for the day-to-day operation of a Cleveland Botanical Garden Learning Farm including planting, maintenance and harvesting, and the overall education and management of student employees. 

Primary Responsibilities
  • Assist in the process of recruiting and hiring students for the Green Corps program.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with each Green Corps student.
  • Build and maintain a healthy, safe, and supportive work and learning environment within the Green Corps Learning Farm.
  • Under the supervision of the Green Corps Youth manager, reinforce weekly curriculum.
  • Assign daily work and ensure students meet work requirements.
  • Evaluate students’ work, behavior, and learning performance using specified tools and format.
  • Act as a liaison with students’ parents and Learning Farm neighbors and community members.
  • Under supervision of Green Corps Farm Manager, manage day-to-day operation of a Learning Farm site, which involves general garden maintenance tasks such as, but not limited to, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching and fertilizing.
  • Participate in production and marketing of Ripe from Downtown™ products. 
  • Lead volunteer groups, tours, and community programming in the Learning Farm.
  • Maintain basic Learning Farm records including student files, gardening records, harvest and market tracking, and volunteer statistics.
  • Assist with planning and carrying out Learning Farm Open House, other CBG events, and Green Corps’ farmer’s market stand.
  • Provide feedback to improve and grow the Green Corps program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Candidates must be at least 21 years old
  • Associate or Bachelor degree in education, child-youth development, agriculture or a related area is preferred and/or relevant experience or background required
  • Experience in working with youth
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds, as well as excellent communications skills in a positive, team-player environment is essential
  • Valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record required to be covered on the Garden’s vehicle insurance policy
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs. and work outdoors in extreme weather conditions

Extensive staff training provided on teaching skills and gardening/agriculture.

Cleveland Botanical Garden offers a competitive compensation & benefit package and a dynamic work environment. 

Cleveland Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. The Garden seeks skilled, knowledgeable and experienced individuals to join our staff and enhance our reputation as one of the country’s foremost public gardens.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:
Human Resources
Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH  44106
Fax:  216-721-2056

No phone calls, please.