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posted on behalf of Rodger Cooley & Openlands Project in Chicago

  • Subject: [cg] posted on behalf of Rodger Cooley & Openlands Project in Chicago
  • From: "Anna Wasescha" <ariel@tc.umn.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 10:15:01 -0600
  • Importance: Normal

Title: Message
Please respond to Julie Samuels, below:
Summer job openings for up to 25 students and 2 adults. 

Garden Crew Leader
Application Deadline April 10, 2004

The Openlands Project Youth Garden Corps is a summer program that works
to improve the appearance and environment in the communities of Austin,
Humboldt Park and North Lawndale through helping local community
gardeners develop and maintain their gardens. This is the fifth year of
the program.

The Urban Greening Division is seeking 2 people for the Crew Leaders'
positions in Austin and Humboldt Park who possess knowledge of
horticulture, garden design, maintenance and installation, and can train
and creatively supervise a crew of student workers ages 16-20. The hours
are flexible ranging from 10-25 hours a week including weekends and some
evenings. This seasonal, part-time position starts approximately April
15 and runs through mid-August 2004 with additional work after August to
include limited supervision of the crew two-days a week through October.
The responsibilities after mid- August will include youth guidance in
harvesting garden produce and working in the HomeGrown Farmer's Market
in Humboldt Park.  The Crew Leader will report directly to the Community
Outreach Coordinator of the Openlands Project. The Crew Leader must have
own transportation. Salary is $15.00 per hour; hiring status is as a
contract employee.

Send resume to Julie Samuels, Openlands Project, 25 E. Washington, suite
1650, Chicago, IL 60602,FAX 312/427-6251 or email

Crew Member
Application Deadline: May 1, 2004

Youth Garden Corps might be the summer job for you!

If you are between 16 and 20 years of age and live in the Humboldt Park,
North Lawndale or Austin Community, you can apply for one of 25 summer
part-time jobs working in community gardens and parks.

This is an outdoor job that requires working with a team in most weather
conditions. It is not necessary to know gardening, landscaping and
construction, but it would be helpful. Training and field trips in
related job skills and career development activities will be provided.

You must be able to work 12-20 hours a week May 15 through August 7,
2004 (approximately) and be committed to work the entire season. There
will also be optional work on Fridays and Saturdays through the fall for
the HomeGrown Farmer's Market in Humboldt Park. You will report to a
Crew Leader for training and work assignments. Salary is $5.50 per hour.

If you are interested and willing to work hard: Mail or Fax a letter
with your contact information and explaining your interest to Julie
Samuels, Openlands Project, 25 E. Washington, Suite 1650, Chicago, Il
60602, FAX 312/427-6251 or email at jsamuels@openlands.org.


Julie Samuels
Community Outreach Coordinator
Openlands Project
25 E. Washington Suite 1650
Chicago, IL  60602
FAX 312/427-6251

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