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Cultivator Apprentice (Part-time)

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Work type: Hourly (Part Time), Temporary (Any)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Other

Job Title: Cultivator Apprentice

Reporting Relationship: Alliance Garden Director and Biology Faculty

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Divsion of Natural Sciences-IWU Marion

Campus Location: Ott Hall of Sciences & Nursing

Summary of Position:    The Cultivator Apprentice position serves the Alliance Garden, Thriving Grant County Thriving Mill Township and Mississinewa Community Schools in the capacity determined by the director (grant director). There will be a total of four Cultivator Apprentices that will be supervised by an IWU Alliance Garden Cultivator Apprentice Supervisor and Dr. Noseworthy. The Cultivator Apprentice team will work together two-three days a week (20 hours total) between all of the community gardens and farmer’s markets (Alliance Garden, Thriving Grant County Thriving Mill Township and Mississinewa Community School gardens).

Primary responsibilities include daily maintenance of the vegetable and perennial gardens and related farm tasks at the Alliance Garden, Thriving Grant County Thriving Mill Township and Mississinewa Community School gardens. The intern will harvest and help prepare Farm Boxes weekly for our farmer’s market. The intern will work 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with a variety of community garden tasks and projects, consisting of both hands-on outdoor work and indoor tasks
  • Build and foster the sense of community at our gardens, including but not limited to planning and assisting in garden events, workdays, and workshops
  • Assist with planting, maintenance, and harvesting of the Alliance Garden, Thriving garden and Mississinewa vegetable gardens 
  • Assist with mowing, weeding 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 High School Diploma


  • No experience needed

Required Skills

  • Ability to lift, push, pull, and carry 40 lb. 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 the ability to and be willing to work in a variety of conditions including heat, cold and rain.

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


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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