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Garden Instructor at Bonny Doon and Pacific Elementary School Districts Consortium

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About the Employer

Bonny Doon Elementary School District and Pacific Elementary School District are neighboring districts in the northwest portion of Santa Cruz County. Both are single-school public school districts. Bonny Doon serves K-6th grades and Pacific serves Preschool-6th grades. When viewing or applying for positions, please double-check which district has posted the position. More information about Bonny Doon can be found at www.bonnydoon.santacruz.k12.ca.us. More information about Pacific can be found at www.pacificesd.org.

Job Information

Date Posted: 11/13/2017 Application Deadline: 1/5/2018 5:00 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Part Time Length of Work Year: Aug-Dec and Feb-June
Salary: $12.40 to $18.96 per hour depending on years of experience Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Eric Gross Email: egross@pacificesd.org
Phone: 831-425-7002
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   

Pacific Elementary School Garden Instructor

Pacific School:

Pacific School (www.pacificesd.org) is a public school serving approximately 130 preschool-6th grade students. The Garden Instructor will be joining a collegial and supportive staff with an extensive history of leadership in experiential education and hands-on learning. The Pacific School Life Lab has been running for 30 plus years and grows food for the FoodLab School Meal Program. The FoodLab program is a unique meal program where 5th and 6th grade students cook a fresh meal for the whole school community each day. Pacific School is located in Davenport, just 10 miles north of Santa Cruz.

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Principal/Superintendent, the Garden Instructor will instruct approximately four 1-hour garden classes per week to preschool through fourth grade students. Lesson planning is guided by a multi-year school-wide garden curriculum. Additionally, the Garden Instructor will perform garden and school grounds maintenance and coordinate winter and summer care. Typical tasks conducted with student help include bed preparation, planting, weeding, composting, pruning, and harvesting vegetables, orchard fruits, herbs, and flowers for use by the school cafeteria and other school programs. The role includes organizing and hosting an annual Grandparents’ Tea open house and fundraiser and organizing and providing training for summer garden volunteers. The Garden Instructor position may be combined with the Groundskeeper position. If the two positions are filled by different people, the Garden Instructor will maintain good communication with and coordinate garden and grounds care with the Groundskeeper.

Required Skills:

  • Experience working with PreK - 4th grade students in a garden setting
  • Experience with vegetable gardening and garden maintenance
  • Experience with fruit tree orchard management
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Light carpentry skills
  • Aerobic and vermi-composting experience
  • Spanish language skills
  • Current first aid/CPR certificate

Hours and Schedule:

Approximately 7 hours per week. Student instruction to occur from mid-August through mid-December and mid-February through early June. Current garden classes take place on Fridays, but if absolutely necessary this schedule could possibly be changed. Student instruction will begin in mid-February of 2020. Total of 220 hours per school year, prorated for late start in 2019-20.

More Information:

For more information about Pacific School’s Life Lab and FoodLab programs, see the following: 

 

 

 

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

Please provide a resume, cover letter, and emails and phone numbers of at least three professional references. Professional references include current or former supervisors, coworkers, or clients able to comment on your skills relevant to this position. Email your materials to Superintendent Eric Gross, egross@pacificesd.org. Letters of recommendation are optional but welcome.



      Please provide a resume, cover letter, and emails and phone numbers of at least three professional references. Professional references include current or former supervisors, coworkers, or clients able to comment on your skills relevant to this position. Email your materials to Superintendent Eric Gross, egross@pacificesd.org. Letters of recommendation are optional but welcome.

          Comments and Other Information

          For questions about the job or application process, please email District Office Manger Elizabeth Andrews, eandrews@pacificesd.org. To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and emails and phone numbers of at least three professional references to Superintendent Eric Gross, egross@pacificesd.org.

          Comments and Other Information


          For questions about the job or application process, please email District Office Manger Elizabeth Andrews, eandrews@pacificesd.org. To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and emails and phone numbers of at least three professional references to Superintendent Eric Gross, egross@pacificesd.org.

           


          Application Deadline

          1/5/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

          Date Posted

          11/13/2017

          Contact

          Eric Gross
          831-425-7002

          Number of Openings

          1

          Salary

          $12.40 to $18.96 per hour depending on years of experience

          Length of Work Year

          Aug-Dec and Feb-June

          Employment Type

          Part Time