You must be a registered Antioch College student to be eligible for this position.
This position is ideal for someone who would enjoy tending the Native Medicinal Apothecary Garden, cultivating plants that support pollinators passing through the Safe Passage Migrant Butterfly Garden, and inviting other community members to become involved in the stewardship of native plant communities more generally on the Antioch College campus. The overall goal is to sustain garden spaces that honor native plants, encourage practices of inclusivity through the stewardship of welcoming garden spaces, and promote a greater sense of community wellbeing through the cultivation of native medicinal plants.
The job involves tending established beds, propagating new plant communities, weeding, mulching, harvesting roots and herbs, processing plant products, and collecting seeds.
- Willingness to do hard physical work outside in the summertime
- Ability to work independently in a self-directed manner
- Commitment to the propagation of native plant communities
- Interest in native medicinal practices
- Passion for the promotion of a sense of inclusivity and community wellbeing.
Ability to engage in garden work outside with a level of energy and rhythm that feels right for you, somatic awareness of others’ feelings and needs, simpatico relationship with insects and other invertebrates.
The student can expect occasional encounters with spiders, poison ivy, yellow-jackets, mosquitos, and other organisms that sometimes deliver toxins as a reminder to humans that we should tread carefully in this world.
Number of Positions Available
Number of hours per week
10-25 depending on term
Summer Living, Fall, Spring terms available
To apply, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following Application Material.
Include the position title in subject line.
In the body of the email answer the following questions:
What is your Class Schedule?
What hours are you available to work?
What year are you?
Have you worked on campus before?
Submit your resume detailing your work history and relevant experience as an attachment in Word or PDF format.
Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the College offers employment, advancement opportunities and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status. Candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s commitment to diversity and its evolving multilingual culture are encouraged to apply.