On-Call Gardener

at The Culinary Institute of America (view profile)
Location Napa
Date Posted July 29, 2019
Job Type Full-time

Description

The On-Call Gardener will assist the Culinary Gardener with daily operations and maintenance of the Copia garden on an as-needed basis.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understands and applies standard pruning, thinning and harvesting practices.
  • Assists with planting and harvesting fruits, herbs and vegetables.
  • Washes, packs, weighs, labels and delivers farm and garden products.
  • Prepares beds for planting, including but not limited to, removal of debris, broad forking, tilling and shaping beds with a hard rake.
  • Transplants seedlings in the field.
  • Maintains the aesthetic look of Copia campus trees, plants, and shrubs, pruning of perennial hedges and herbs.
  • Any and all other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • High School diploma or GED required.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Six (6) months collective experience working in the farming, landscaping or agricultural industry.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Displays exemplary professional demeanor at all times.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Professional interaction with other team members at all times.
  • Ability to work efficiently.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS 

  • Regular work requires a great deal of standing, lifting, bending and stretching.
  • Must be able to stand for eight (8) hours at a time.
  • Ability to work in extreme temperatures hot and cold for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds and up to seventy-five (75) pounds with assistance.
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