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Templestowe College
  • Work TypesFull Time
  • CategoriesEducation and Training, Organic Farming and Gardening
  • SectorsState Government
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 29 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 13 Dec 2019
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Permaculture Gardener

Templestowe College
Templestowe College
  • Work TypesFull Time
  • CategoriesEducation and Training, Organic Farming and Gardening
  • SectorsState Government
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 29 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 13 Dec 2019

Working with our two lead teachers, this role will maintain our permaculture garden, supported by groups of students in our elective subjects, and school volunteers. Our organic garden is run on permaculture principles, and a knowledge of permaculture is required. As the role will take responsibility for day-to-day operations of the garden, demonstrated experience in organic gardening is essential.

Duties include:

  • Propagation, planting, weeding, and other maintenance of annual crops;
  • Compost making and soil fertility building;
  • Organic pest and disease management
  • Crop scheduling and rotation, seasonal planning and managing harvest;
  • Maintenance of fruit trees and other perennial crops;
  • Maintaining presentation and aesthetic appeal of garden;
  • Basic husbandry of chickens and ducks;
  • Basic irrigation system maintenance and operation.

The role will work closely with students, so an ability to relate to, and work with teenagers is essential. A Working With Children Check is a requirement of the position.

Through 2020-21, we are also seeking to develop our nursery and eco-shop in conjunction with our entrepreneurship team. Applicants with retail nursery experience will be strongly favoured:

Working hours are flexible, and will total around 30 hours per week during school terms. This position will suit applicants seeking employment during school hours. Employment over school holidays may be negotiated.

A full Position Description is attached below.

How to apply

All applications must include a cover letter which outlines your reason for applying, what experience you bring to this position and why you would be suitable, as well as a CV with recent references to:

Andrew Barr, Sustainability Learning Leader at dba@tc.vic.edu.au, using the subject line: Permaculture Gardener Position via EthicalJobs.

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