Come work with us! Growing Hope is looking for an Urban Farm and Gardens Manager and a Farmers Market Assistant Manager. We also have tons of great summer internships!

We are seeking an experienced and dedicated full time Urban Farm and Gardens Manager to join our team. This is a full time position and will begin as soon as it is filled. The Urban Farm and Gardens Manager is responsible for bringing Growing Hope’s vision of Healthy People, Healthy Places, & Healthy Communities to life through the cultivation and management of the outdoor portions of our 1.4 acre urban property in the heart of Ypsilanti, including a series of organic urban farm and demonstration garden areas (including 30×96 foot hoophouse) and surrounding grounds/landscape management. The site is a multi-purpose space used for organic-practice production, demonstration, education and events, and the Urban Farm & Gardens manager must keep the space presentable and inviting to the public at all times. This position needs to possess both the skills of production farmer—business planning, crop planning, space management, marketing—and the creativity and education skills to connect and further develop the demonstration areas with gardeners at all ability levels.  See the full posting and application instructions here: Urban Farm & Gardens Manager

The Farmers Market Assistant Manager (20-hr/week, seasonal position) will assist in the success of Growing Hope’s farmers market program areas by playing an active role in on-site and back-end market management, filling in as needed when Market Manager is unavailable, and giving input to the Market Team.  The Assistant Manager will assist in coordinating and administering food assistance programs, record-keeping and reporting, and overall promotion and evaluation of the Ypsilanti Farmers Market. The Assistant Manager works under the supervision of and reports to the Market Manager, who oversees the off-site components of the markets and overall administrative/leadership roles (e.g. policy development, vendor app development and approval, licensing/permits, securing space, marketing, evaluation, partnership coordination, budgeting/purchasing, fundraising, et al).  See the full posting and application instructions here: Farmers Market Assistant Manager


 

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