This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic team player, keen to share the excitement in encouraging the development of sustainable, edible gardening in Melbourne. They will also experience that which is involved in running a small, local business and develop some skills in this area.
The successful candidate will be involved in many aspects of the business, including:
- Ongoing garden maintenance and urban farming
- Participating in our education programs, including facilitation of kindergarten incursions
- Garden makeovers and the planting of food forests
- Construction of cypress garden beds and wicking beds
We’re seeking someone with experience in the horticulture industry (experience in the education sector would be a bonus). You’ll have the ability to operate autonomously, as well as fit seamlessly into our team of Urban Farmers. Attention to detail and a professional manner is of the utmost importance, in this role.
As your skills grow, so will your level of responsibility (and pay rate). Our aim is to train you, to become a core business team member and help in driving positive change across Melbourne. You will gain the skills and confidence associated with small business and the ability to nurture the growing wave of Urban Farmers!
This position has it all! It will involve manual labour and working with noisy power tools. You will have to deal with stinging nettles, spiders and the occasional dog turd. We work in all weather conditions, including heat, rain and wind. The role is very active and requires someone who is physically fit.
There are many rewarding aspects to the role. Watch our client’s gardens grow and change with the seasons. Observe and interact with nature, while learning to become a better Urban Farmer. Marvel at how changes in the garden occur as clockwork right across Melbourne. Enjoy inspiring young gardeners of the future. Step back at the end of a hard working day and look at what you have created. There will be many chances to enjoy the proud, satisfied feeling of “achievement” in this position!
This commences as a casual position. Hours worked will vary from week to week and season to season. Initially, we anticipate you will work 2-3 days per week (but days can be more or less due to demand and seasons in the garden.). Most of the work will be Monday through Thursday, with the occasional Friday. You will need to be available to work on any of these days at short notice. There may be a chance to increase the number of hours worked, as the business continues to grow and more hours become available. Pay rate is $22 to $30 per hour plus Super, to be negotiated based on skills and ability. There is also an allowance for staff using their own vehicles for work related travel.
If you are interested in joining our team, please send an email to careers@LeafRootFruit.com.au. In the email please outline:
- Your current employment situation?
- Why you want to work with Leaf, Root & Fruit?
- What qualities or skills you will bring to the team?
Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia, and be able to pass a Working with Children Check. A current vehicle driver’s license is also essential. Leaf, Root & Fruit is a gender inclusive, equal opportunity employer.
Please note: we had a huge response when we advertised a similar position earlier in the year. As such, it may take us some time to respond to your emails. If you have any questions, or queries about the position please submit them via email and we will respond as soon as is practically possible.
Applications close at 6pm on Monday the 29th August 2016.