The Giving Gardens Assistant at Yad Ezra

Giving Gardens is a program at Yad Ezra, Michigan’s only kosher food pantry. The Giving Gardens strives to continue to meet the needs of Yad Ezra’s pantry clients and improve their food security and quality of life. The Giving Gardens programs educate the community about the concept of farm-to-table food and offers resources and opportunities to encourage people to eat more fresh produce and be more self-sufficient. The Gardens include a greenhouse, garden beds and an offsite 7000 square foot garden.

The Garden Assistant will participate in all aspects of the fall season at the Giving Gardens. The duties will be primarily outdoors. The Garden Assistant does not need prior knowledge. Social media knowledge is helpful but not required. Hours include daytime and some evenings, pre-determined jointly. Job duties will include the following:

Gardening Related:

  • Harvest, wash and package produce for distribution
  • All aspects of plant care from seed to harvest
  • Weeding
  • Trellising, training, and pruning
  • Direct and engage with volunteers and clients
  • Assist with pest management
  • Organization of equipment
  • Logging data from the gardens

Computer and Administrative Related:

  • Help with social media content
  • Assist during Yad Ezra client distribution sessions for Giving Gardens and Yad Ezra general food distribution

Must be a good communicator, able to respect privacy of clients and be able to bend/lift up to 40 lbs. Note, outdoor work in a garden implies getting dirty and seeing bugs; assistant must be enthusiastic regarding these possibilities. Team players only!

Pay rate commensurate with experience starting at $16/hour. Starts immediately, position runs through October with opportunity to extend or transition to part of full-time status.

Please send resumes to [email protected] or call Yad Ezra at (248) 548 – 3663 with any questions.

Yad Ezra provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to us at [email protected]