Farmer

The vision of Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School is to be a dynamic learning community where students become lifelong learners. Our mission includes a charge to engage the whole child—intellectually, social-emotionally, and physically. As such, we have built a substantial farming operation at both our elementary and middle campuses. Produce from the farm is used in our daily lunch menus, and the farm itself is used as an extension of the classroom.

We are in search of two part-time or one full-time farmer to perform the core set of agricultural functions necessary to optimize production in our raised beds and fruit-bearing trees. This position reports to the School Farm Specialist.

Compensation: $14 – $17 hourly

Locations: 688 Grant Street, SE Atlanta, GA 30315 & 820 Essie Avenue, SE Atlanta, GA 30316

Responsibilities:
Perform all necessary and appropriate farm functions in the pursuit of optimal farm productivity year-round including, but not limited to:

  • Growing and transplanting seedlings
  • Managing weeds, insects, rodents, irrigation, soil quality, sun exposure, and all other factors relevant to optimal food production
  • Harvesting, washing and properly storing produce
  • Preparing beds between planting
  • Operating farm equipment
  • Supervising farm facilities including all tools
  • Maintaining records of plantings, yield and productivity
  • Prompt and appropriate resolution of any issues that may threaten optimal food production
  • Identifying tasks that can be delegated to students
  • Identifying opportunities for process improvement

The successful candidate will demonstrate/possess:

  • Experience in farming and farm management
  • Physical capabilities necessary to perform job functions
  • Ample training, education and/or certifications in relevant areas of skill
  • An ability to effectively and efficiently coordinate with educators
  • A proactive and positive approach to the job requirements
  • An ability to work effectively with a diverse population of colleagues, students and families
  • An ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, administration, parents, community members and others to support and implement the vision and goals of the school
  • A willingness to work a flexible schedule as necessary

School Mission:
The mission of the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (ANCS) is to:

  • BUILD an empowered and inclusive community of students, parents, and educators
  • ENGAGE the whole child—intellectually, social-emotionally, and physically
  • HELP all students to know themselves and to be known well by their community
  • CHALLENGE each student to take an active role as an informed citizen in a global society
  • COLLABORATE with the larger community to advocate for student-centered schools

We are committed to strengthening and preserving diversity, fostering an environment of equity and ensuring that we are as inclusive as we can possibly be.

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