The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Poteau, Oklahoma, is now accepting applications for the position of Horticulture Program Assistant. The Kerr Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational foundation.
· The horticulture program assistant is primarily responsible for supporting and contributing to the development of the horticulture and intern programs.
· The horticultural program focuses on organic systems with specific emphasis on cover crops, rotations, compost, and biochar demonstrations. In addition, the horticulture program may include heirloom vegetable evaluations, season extension, and related activities.
· The intern program provides on-site experiential opportunities, primarily for college-age students with interest in sustainability.
· The program assistant also has a responsibility to assist the sustainable livestock program and to perform other tasks at the Kerr Center as required. Responsibilities and tasks may include writing, speaking, conducting tours, support for educational events, and other activities.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in an applicable agricultural field, U.S. citizenship, and valid driver’s license. Position also requires physical exertion and working outdoors about 75% of the time.
Term of Employment: This position is available now and is funded by grant monies which will end September 30, 2014. Further employment will be contingent on the availability of future grant funding.
Compensation: $24,000- $28,000 annual salary plus benefits.
Qualified applicants should submit a resume, accompanied by a cover letter expressing interest in the Program Assistant position and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.
For further information, or to submit an application, contact by mail or email:
Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture
P.O. Box 588
Poteau, OK 74953