Uncommon Ground Seeking Director

January 19, 2010 at 11:17 am

Uncommon ground in Edgewater 1401 West Devon Avenue is now Hiring an Organic Production Farm Director Must have 2-3 years practical urban agriculture experience Starting position will be part time moving to full time early Spring 2010

Excellent wage & full benefits + Meals

High Profile/National Exposure

Many National Media spots to be published this Spring

“The Country’s First Certified Organic Roof Top Farm” – M.O.S.A. 2008
City of Chicago Mayor’s Landscape Award Winner for 2009!

Please send resume to helen@uncommonground.com

Uncommon Ground Farm Director Job Description
Organic Produce Production
Overall farm management: work to maximize production on approx .02 acres of tillable soil on a 4000 sq ft. roof top farm in the city of Chicago

Seed starting/selection, soil fertility, irrigation, crop rotation, all farm & indoor/outdoor green space maintenance (includes second restaurant location earth box/planter boxes), harvest, seed saving, supply inventory

All written & photographic documentation and organic certification paperwork
Composting & Vermi-culture
Integrate production of farm with chefs for use on restaurant menus
Eventually develop year round organic produce production (micro-greens)


Hive Maintenance and Management
Mentoring program
Honey Harvest

Intern & Volunteer Management
Job Descriptions, Interviews, Hiring, Scheduling, Training, Mentoring

Educational Programming

System of presentation/talks/tours for a variety of age groups and interests
Develop tour scheduling system
Website blog updated weekly and Farm page presence updated monthly
PowerPoint presentation creation and upkeep
Uncommon Ground staff meeting presentations

Advocate for Urban Agriculture/ Green Room Sessions

Off premise involvement representing Uncommon Ground on behalf of the Farm
Attend MOSES conference, Family Farmed conference and any related meetings that apply
Develop relationships with like-minded people to create a strong Urban Agriculture community

Farmer’s Market Open House

Involvement and presence in Farmer’s market coordinate with interns for open house tours