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Landscape Assistant

We are seeking a landscape assistant to assist with garden maintenance, landscaping projects, light repairs, and maintenance.

Reports to:      Manager of Facilities

This position performs several roles and supports the overall efforts of the Greater Newark Conservancy programs and services.

Primary Duties:

·        Assist the Facilities team, Education Department, and other Conservancy staff in general gardening at the Outdoor Learning Center, school gardens, community gardens, and the Hawthorne Avenue Farm.

·        Seasonal garden and farm maintenance including, but not limited to basic pruning, planting, weeding, watering as required.

·        General cleanup including the removal of garbage and recyclable material at the Outdoor Learning Center including the garden interior, perimeter streetscape, classroom, and other on-site facilities.

·        Assist in implementation of volunteer projects at the Outdoor Learning Center and Hawthorne Avenue Farm as appropriate.

·        Assist in all aspects of landscaping projects as requested, including but not limited to maintenance of School and Community Gardens and community beautification projects.

·        Assist with snow and ice removal at all sites, as needed.

·        Assist in maintaining tool inventory as required.

·        Other general duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Position: Full time up to 40 hours per week. Occasional evenings and weekends will be required. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and operate gardening/ maintenance tools and equipment.

Salary: $30,000-$35,000 annually, based upon experience.

Requirements: Energetic, flexible, team player with basic experience in the horticultural and maintenance industries. Newark resident preferred. Valid driver’s license required.

To apply: Send resume to Michele Robinson

Service Opportunities


As a FoodCorps service member, you will lead hands-on lessons, influence healthy school meals, and build a schoolwide culture of health. Each year, FoodCorps, an AmeriCorps program, searches for its next round of leaders, including one working with Greater Newark Conservancy! The ideal candidate should believe that every child—no matter their race, place, or class—has a right to healthy food at school.

Visit the FoodCorps website for more information and to apply. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Contact Sarah O'Leary, Director of Family and Youth Education, for questions and to schedule a pre-interview:


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