Brief Position Description
Provide support to the Garden Hotline educators for their outreach events and conduct the inventory and assist with maintenance of our internal WIKI information database.
Brief Description of the Program
The Garden Hotline’s mission is to educate the public on ways to reduce waste, conserve water and other natural resources and minimize the use of chemicals. We offer individualized solutions to garden problems that are practical, safe, effective and natural. We are funded by Seattle Public Utilities, the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County and the Saving Water Partnership.
This is an unpaid internship, but can be done for school credit.
Time Commitment: The minimum commitment is 6 hours per week for 5 months with flexible scheduling.
Work takes place at our office in room 100 of the Good ShepherdCenter at 4649
Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103.
Supervisor: Garden Hotline Program Coordinator
Training Requirements: Participate in Seattle Tilthvolunteer orientation.
Learn about administrative systems of Seattle Tilth before working independently on projects. Learn about outreach needs the WIKI database before working independently.
§ Meet with supervisor on a regular basis to determine work goals and evaluate
§ Organize and prepare outreach supplies for events
§ Create and prepare outreach materials for use in the field; could include laminating
signs, developing educational poster boards and stuffing mailers with educational materials.
§ Inventory and catalog our WIKI database
§ Assist with updating information as needed and assigned
§ Complete tasks as assigned by supervisor
§ Excellent organization and communication skills.
§ Excellent written communication skills.
§ Previous experience working with WIKI sites a plus.
§ Proficiency with email, internet and Microsoft applications including Word and Excel.
§ Ability to follow direction, be self-directed and also work well as a member of a team.
§ Enthusiasm for the mission of Seattle Tilth.
§ A strong interest in non-profit work and community service.
§ Available weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
§ Gain non-profit organization, administrative and educational program experience.
§ Develop professional contacts with Seattle Tilth staff and volunteers.
§ Contribute to the organic gardening, local food, educational and environmental
§ Enjoy working with a team and accomplishing common goals.
Important Dates and Deadlines for the Outreach & Wiki Internship
§ 5 month internship
§ April 27th – October 1st, 2012
§ Applications due May 4, 2012
Application Process: Please fill out an application on our website:
and email an introduction and resume to the Garden Hotline program coordinator, Laura Matter at email@example.com.
About Seattle Tilth
Seattle Tilth is a nationally recognized non-profit educational organization dedicated to inspiring and educating people to grow food organically, conserve natural resources, and support local food systems in order to cultivate a healthy urban environment and community. Our programs include community learning gardens, youth garden programming, small farm business development training, our volunteer programs,
classes and workshops, events, a children’s garden program, the Master Composter
program and the Garden Hotline. www.seattletilth.org