Hiring: Community Garden Coordinator – Hockomock Area YMCA

Summary of Position:  This position will oversee operations for the Mansfield Community Garden, a one-acre community garden project maintained through a partnership between the Hockomock Area YMCA and the Town of Mansfield. The Community Garden Coordinator will be responsible for growing produce as well as coordinating a 43 member CSA program, working with garden plot members, and overseeing educational workshops/camp visits.


  • Design and plan the growing season at the Community Garden with a focus on crop layout and schedule, ordering of supplies and materials, and adhering to the budget.
  • Grow vegetables throughout the season by preparing the soil, planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting.
  • Coordinate of all aspects of the CSA program including the harvest and pick up of vegetables on designated pick up days
  • Communicate with all Community Garden members (CSA members and plot members) to ensure that all questions and concerns are addressed within a timely manner
  • Recruit, supervise, and support volunteers who donate their time to various aspects of the garden project
  • Facilitate visits from YMCA campers and other groups; design service projects for such groups


  • One to two years of growing experience, preferably with a CSA share program
  • Degree in sustainable agriculture, agricultural science, or a related area of study preferred
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office & related computer programs
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of members and volunteers
  • Ability to build and sustain community relationships

CPR, first aid and Child Sexual Abuse Prevention certifications are required upon hire

Contact Marykate Bergen for more information.

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