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Alliance Garden Intern (Temporary)

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Work type: Full-Time, Hourly, Temporary
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Other

Job Title: Alliance Garden Intern (Temporary)

Reporting Relationship: Director of Alliance Garden and Division Chair of Natural Sciences

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Biology-IWU Marion

Campus Location: Ott Hall of Sciences & Nursing

Summary of Position:    The Alliance Garden Intern position serves the Alliance Garden in the capacity determined by the director (grant director). Primary responsibilities include daily maintenance of the vegetable and perennial gardens, monitoring insect pests and nutrient management. The intern will harvest and help prepare Farm Boxes weekly. The Intern will conduct research on insect pests and pollinators and share data with the program director. The Intern will interact with the community through workshop trainings and extension meetings. The Alliance Garden Intern must adhere to all safety regulations and IWU safety policy. The Intern must comply with any processes and procedures established by Indiana Wesleyan University administration.

NOTE: This position is a temporary, seasonal role from June 1 - June 30, 2022.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with a variety of community garden tasks and projects, consisting of both hands-on outdoor work and indoor administrative tasks 
  • Build and foster the sense of community at our gardens, including but not limited to planning and facilitating garden events, workdays, and workshops 
  • Assist with planning, maintenance, and harvesting of hospital vegetable garden 
  • Assist with mowing, weed-whacking, and other regular garden maintenance 
  • Assist with communications and outreach to community gardeners and volunteers 

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Pursuing a Bachelor's of Science degree in a related field


  • One (1) year working in the horticultural field is required

Required Skills

  • Proven ability to complete assigned tasks and projects; meet deadlines; and manage multiple tasks
  • Capability to supervise others (including interns and volunteers) with daily garden tasks
  • Ability to lift, push, pull, and carry 40 lbs. Carrying bags of soil, transferring mulch, planting, and heavy lifting are all regular aspects of this position. Work is primarily outdoors, therefore, candidate must also have ability to and willing to work in a variety of conditions including heat, cold and rain.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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