June 1, 2023

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Market Farm Apprentice – 20 hrs/week/Seasonal – 2 openings! Job Vacancy in Mental Health Center of Denver – All External Jobs, (Denver, CO) – Businessofusa.com

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Company name : Mental Health Center of Denver – All External Jobs

Vacant position : Market Farm Apprentice – 20 hrs/week/Seasonal – 2 openings!

Company location : Denver, CO

job description : EMPLOYMENT VALUE PROPOSITION: Mental Health Center of Denver provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS: The Mental Health Center of Denver values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
COMMITMENT TO PAY EQUITY: Mental Health Center of Denver is committed to fair and equitable hiring with salaries based on relevant factors, such as work experience, education, and certification/licensure (rather than wage history). Toward the principle of equal pay for equal work, we post and hire within defined hiring salary ranges. We ask all applicants to carefully review the hiring salary range for each posted job opportunity, as we will not hire outside the predetermined range.
BENEFITS STATEMENT: All full-time, benefits eligible employees will be eligible for MHCD’s benefits plan. For a full description of benefit offerings, please visit: https://mhcd.org/workplace-of-choice/.
COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious/faith-based exemption is required for employment with the Mental Health Center of Denver. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated (that is, at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen) and provide proof, or have an approved medical or religious/faith-based exemption, within their first three (3) days of employment. Information on how to request an exemption will be provided at the time of offer.

Learn what it is like to work at the Mental Health Center of Denver:

POSITION SUMMARY: Under general direction of the Farm Manager, this position works in all aspects of small-scale sustainable food production. Job includes all ongoing tasks associated with vegetable production and will also support the farm’s outreach, education, and community support programs. The Dahlia Farm Apprenticeship is also a training position. Throughout the season the apprentice will gain skills and experiences that will enable them to confidently find work as an small-scale farmer. This position is 20 hours a week, from April – October.
General Farm Duties:
1.Assist in all aspects of planting, cultivating, and harvesting of crops in coordination with the Market Farm Manager, and Farm Assistant
2. Provide accurate recordkeeping and reporting on farm outcomes, including harvest totals, seed and transplant dates.
Food Distribution
1. Help coordinate produce distribution including Farmers Market, Food Boxes, and Donation programs.
Farms and Gardens Partner/Community Engagement
1. Assist in planning for and attend special Farm-related events at the Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being and occasionally off-site
2. Attend meetings with Farms and Gardens partners and outreach team, as appropriate
3. Facilitate communication and understanding of site programs, services, goals and values.
4. Mentor and/or be present for interns, field trips, farm tours, volunteer days, cooking demonstrations/classes, and various social events throughout the year, as needed
Learning Experience
1. Complete a tailored curriculum that consists of weekly readings and on-farm assignments
2. Visit other farms, experience different ways of farming, and network EDUCATION: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or minimum six months related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Six months experience in similar urban/small scale agriculture environment desired. Must be familiar with use of hand held tools such as broadfork, scuffle hoe, bow rake.
Experience working with volunteers, children (pre-k through 12), people with disabilities, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) a plus


Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate respectfully, orally and in writing, with diverse persons
Marketing and sales of vegetables and/or other products, a plus
Ability to be sensitive to community members and respond to community needs
Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment; able and eager to take initiative and follow through on tasks
Basic understanding of biology, chemistry, and/or soil sciences
Strong attention to detail and highly organized
Ability to give, receive, and analyze information, and respond quickly to situations
Some experience with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, database management
Ability to perform basic arithmetic (conversions, multiplication, etc.)
Passion for urban agriculture and food systems, production, and food justice
Knowledge of or willingness to learn about systemic oppression within the food system and agriculture

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: BCS 853 Walk-behind tractor, hand tools (including, but not limited to) broadfork, tine weeders, flame weeder, hori-hori, pruning shears, scuffle hoes, post hole digger, and harvest knives; Netafim drip irrigation system, Computers, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.

Ability to physically work within a variety of conditions i.e. endurance to work outdoors for long days, in diverse weather conditions (40-95Fº), and requires frequent lifting and carrying of at least 45 pounds.
Requires crouching, kneeling, standing, bending and reaching, lifting, ability to use farming equipment/tools.
Handle a wide variety of farm elements including, but not limited to: decomposing plant material, fish waste, finished compost, bacteria, fungus, insects, and fertilizers


Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate work plans, prepare written materials and articulate goals and action plans.
Must be able to assess risk and challenges quickly and develop an effective response.
Must understand people from all walks of life and be able to communicate effectively and appropriately with them.
Must be able to read and understand instructions, simple diagrams and schematics.
Manage a fast-paced working environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Requires occasional early morning, evening and weekend hours.

Non-smoking facility/campus.