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Garden Specialist for our Garden to Table Programme

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Do you like getting your hands dirty?  Are you an enthusiastic gardener?  Do you have basic knowledge about growing fruit and vegetables?  If yes, this might be the perfect job for you!

Established in 2008, Garden to Table Trust is a registered charity that works with thousands of primary-school-aged children all across New Zealand, helping them discover a love for fresh food and skills that will last a lifetime. The programme is curriculum-integrated and provides real-world learning opportunities, taking learning outside the classroom.

Our Garden to Table programme is now in its 3rd year at Māngere East Primary School, and we are now looking for a new Garden Specialist.  This person will work alongside Jessica Burton, our Kitchen Specialist, and our Y3-6 students and their teachers.  The two specialists meet each fortnightly on a Friday to plan the programme. Then on a daily basis the Garden Specialist works with half a class harvesting, planting and looking after the gardens. The other half of the class prepares the kai in the kitchen and then the two groups come together to share the kai together.

Hours of work: Monday - Friday, 11:30-1:30pm (2 hours per day, 5 days per week, school term time only - approximately 40 weeks a year).

Salary: To be negotiated depending on knowledge and experience.

Job Description

Please open the attachment below.

How to Apply

Please complete:

  1. Send your CV to Stephanie Anich (Principal) via jobs@meps.school.nz
  2. The online job application form


Closing date for applications 12pm on Tuesday 27th April
Shortlisted candidates advised Wednesday 28th April
Interviews  Friday 30th April
Appointment Commences Monday 3rd May 2021 (to be negotiated).