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Pollinator Slope Assistant - Grow Lab
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Job ID 5713
Job Type On-Campus Jobs (FWS) Tier 1
Employer Office of Sustainability
Date Posted Sep 14, 2023
Category Gardening/Maintenance
Job Description

The UT Grow Lab is a space where students, faculty, staff, and Knoxvillians can participate in hands-on learning, engage in meaningful service, conduct research, and cultivate community. The Grow Lab demonstrates ecological food production methods, addresses local food insecurity, contributes to a sense of place, and encourages interdisciplinary partnerships. 

We are looking for an engaging, passionate, and knowledgeable student to assist on our Pollinator Slope where we are working on removing invasive species and creating a micro-prarie of native East Tennessean plants. The ideal candidate is an organized, resourceful, enthusiastic self-starter with gardening and/or native plant knowledge.

Duties include:

  • Planting, weeding, propagating, and treating plants on the slope
  • Assisting the Pollinator Slope Manager with design and planning for the Pollinator Slope
  • Collecting qualitative data on successful practices and areas of improvement
  • Helping recruit and manage volunteers
  • Attend team meetings and Grow Lab events

Schedule: Flexible. Typically, hours will be Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm, but our department will work special events late at night or on weekends.

Job Requirements
  • Experience with sustainable agriculture, permaculture, horticulture, or gardening
  • Able to lift 40+ lbs, perform manual labor, and work outside in all weather
  • Good communication skills and a positive attitude
  • Strong attention to detail and able to keep precise records
  • Able to work independently, take initiative, and solve problems
  • Assisting zero-waste activities and/or post-event food recovery
Evaluation Procedure

We maintain open communication and encourage regular feedback between the Work Study staff and their supervisor.

Available Openings 1
Hours 10.0 to 20.0 hours per week
Hourly Rate $11.00/hour
Time Frame All Year
Contact Name Samantha Daulton
Contact Email
Work Location 911 W Parkway Ave APT 10 Knoxville TN 37912
Phone 2764511118
Fax N/A

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