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ACGA COMMENT: Job posting

Do you list job openings on the web-site. If not, can you include the 
following job posting in the next Multilogue (?). Feel free to edit it as 
necessary. Thank you.

Job Posting

Community Gardener
Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance

The Garfield Park Conservatory is a horticultural landmark in the Chicago 
area.  The Conservatory, built in 1907, is one of the largest in the 
world.  The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, formed in 1995, is a 
public/private partnership with the Chicago Park District working to 
revitalize the Conservatory by creating broad, community-linked programs 
and events.

The position in the Horticulture Programs area involves assisting the 
Director of Community Relations and Coordinator of Horticulture Programs on 
community garden and an open space project development in the Garfield Park 
neighborhoods. Work includes assisting with the implementation and 
development of an outdoor demonstration garden on Conservatory 
grounds.  Duties include coordination of community groups with their garden 
development, providing technical assistance in garden design, planting and 
resource referral, teaching some basic horticulture classes, demonstration 
garden planting and maintenance, some greenhouse growing, and other duties 
as may be assigned.  The position is full time through June 2000, Monday 
through Friday, beginning January 2000.  Some weekends and weeknights 
required.  A review of the position status will take place in June 2000.

Interested applicants should have:
 A thorough, working knowledge of plants (trees, shrubs, perennials)
 Experience with garden design, landscape installation and maintenance
 A proven ability to teach basic horticulture knowledge
 Experience working with groups in informal educational settings
 Ability to lead groups in cooperative work
 Experience with growing plants in greenhouse

Send resume, list of three references, salary history and cover letter 
stating availability.  Applications will be accepted until position is 
filled. Mail or fax application to Eden DeGenova, Coordinator Horticulture 
Programs, Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, 300 N. Central Park Ave., 
Chicago, IL 60624-1945. FAX: 773.638.1777.

The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer 
and benefits from the various perspectives and talents of a racially and 
culturally diverse staff.


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