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Garden Operations Manager

Community Gardens of Tucson

Garden Operations Manager

Independent Contractor Position (into full employment)
Rate of Pay: $20/hour
Hours per week: 15-25
Email cover letter and resume to natalie@communitygardensoftucson.org

This position oversees and manages all aspects of the daily operations of CGT’s 17 community
gardens and serves as a liaison to the volunteer garden Site Coordinators. We are looking for a
candidate who shares our vision and is passionate about creating a stronger, healthier, more
vibrant Tucson through community gardens and community partnerships. Our mission is to build
community gardens where Tucsonans grow food, work, and learn together, and nurture
well-being in our community.

Garden Operations (75%)
garden irrigation maintenance and repair,
purchase and inventory of tools and supplies,
recommend and, when necessary, implement infrastructure improvements,
support the annual budgeting process by identifying future material, equipment and other
garden needs,
when applicable, oversee gardening grant projects,
plan and implement garden work parties,
attend trainings and events that provide value to the gardens, as needed (e.g. Smartscape,
rainwater catchment systems, fruit tree care, local gardening and farming workshops,
community networking events),
recruit and supervise volunteer groups,
participate in monthly Garden Operations Committee meetings,
participate in regular meetings with other independent contractors or board members, as
ensure proper maintenance of CGT truck and trailer.

Site Coordinator Liaison (20%)
recruit and train new garden Site Coordinators (SCs),
work with SCs to support garden community events,
work with SCs to plan and implement garden work parties,
temporarily act as SC in gardens that do not have one,
coordinate with community partners to provide educational opportunities at the gardens,
work with SCs to ensure CGT values are represented within the garden communities,
work with SCs to ensure translation services are provided to gardeners as needed,
teach, facilitate, and/or host classes to CGT gardeners on such topics as irrigation,
sustainable gardening techniques, and composting,

attend subcommittee meetings in relation to primary roles and responsibilities.
Other Duties, as assigned (5%)

Minimum Qualifications
experience in garden irrigation installation, maintenance, and repair,
experience in sustainable gardening practices, including growing, mulching, and
ability to work well with diverse groups of people,
experience in sustainable gardening education,
ability to lift 50 pounds,
willingness to work outside during all seasons,
must have a clean driver record for last 3 years for minor citations and last 5 for major

Preferred Qualifications
experience in water conservation techniques,
experience in volunteer coordination among diverse communities,
experience driving a truck with a trailer
*This position has full access to the CGT truck and trailer and is provided with a CGT credit
card for necessary purchases.

Email cover letter and resume to natalie@communitygardensoftucson.org

Download the job description here

Community Gardens of Tucson

5049 E Broadway, Suite 300
Tucson, AZ 85711

CGT recognizes the historical injustices perpetrated upon the Indigenous people of the Tucson Basin. We honor and celebrate the cultures and contributions of those whose land we now garden on.

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