Opportunity: SAGE Garden Manager

Corvallis Environmental Center

SAGE Garden Manager

The Corvallis Environmental Center is hiring a part-time Garden Manager for our Starker Arts Garden for Education.  The SAGE Garden Manager will oversee our one-acre educational production garden, manage a volunteer program and lead programs for youth and adults.  SAGE is part of the Corvallis Environmental Center’s Edible Corvallis Initiative.  The Edible Corvallis Initiative is working to support a sustainable food system in Corvallis. 


SAGE Garden Manager duties include:

  • Design and plan garden layout. 
  • Coordinate donations and purchases of supplies and plant starts.
  • Develop and supervise garden work plan: including planting, watering and harvesting schedule.
  • Recruit community volunteers. Supervise weekly work parties at the garden including dinner preparations.
  • Coordinate additional volunteer work parties including the Youth Volunteer Corps and school, business, and church groups.
  • Maintain irrigation system, garden tools and equipment.
  • Track volunteer hours.
  • Track produce donations.
  • Coordinate deliveries with Stone Soup, South Corvallis Food Bank and other agencies.
  • Supervise garden assistants and interns.
  • Coordinate garden activities for summer camps with camp coordinator.
  • Develop and teach adult garden education programs.
  • Participate in budgeting for SAGE garden programs.
  • Assist in grant writing and reporting.
  • Develop and administer program evaluations.
  • Participate in staff meetings.
  • Plan community and fundraising events at the SAGE garden.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive gardening/farming experience
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Experience working with children
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs and work outdoors in variable climatic conditions
  • Familiarity with MS Office computer programs


This is a part-time position with the opportunity to expand.  Hours are flexible and seasonal; work on some Saturdays is required.  Starting pay is $13/hour.  The position is opened until filled.


To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Edible Corvallis Initiative Director.


Submissions may be made by:

Email:   jen@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org

Mail/dropoff:    214 SW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333