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									Seattle Tilth’s GardenHotline Outreach and Information Intern
Job Description
Brief Position Description
Provide support to the Garden Hotline educators for their outreach events and conduct
the inventory and assist with maintenance of our internal WIKI information database.

Brief Description of the Program
The Garden Hotline’s mission is to educate the public on ways to reduce waste, conserve water and other
natural resources and minimize the use of chemicals. We offer individualized solutions to garden
problems that are practical, safe, effective and natural. We are funded by Seattle Public Utilities, the Local
Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County and the Saving Water Partnership.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship, but can be done for school credit.

Time Commitment: The minimum commitment is 6 hours per week for 3 months with flexible scheduling.

Work Site: Work takes place at our office in room 100 of the Good Shepherd Center at 4649 Sunnyside
Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103.

Supervisor: Garden Hotline Program Coordinator

Training Requirements: Participate in Seattle Tilth volunteer orientation. Learn about administrative
systems of Seattle Tilth before working independently on projects. Learn about outreach needs the WIKI
database before working independently.

Responsibilities
   Meet with supervisor on a regular basis to determine work goals and evaluate progress
   Organize and prepare outreach supplies for events
   Create and prepare outreach materials for use in the field; could include laminating signs,
     developing educational poster boards and stuffing mailers with educational materials.
   Inventory and catalog our WIKI database
   Assist with updating information as needed and assigned
   Complete tasks as assigned by supervisor

Required Qualifications:
   Excellent organization and communication skills.
   Excellent written communication skills.
   Previous experience working with WIKI sites a plus.
   Proficiency with email, internet and Microsoft applications including Word and Excel.
   Ability to follow direction, be self-directed and also work well as a member of a team.
   Enthusiasm for the mission of Seattle Tilth.
   A strong interest in non-profit work and community service.
   Available weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Benefits
   Gain non-profit organization, administrative and educational program experience.
   Develop professional contacts with Seattle Tilth staff and volunteers.
   Contribute to the organic gardening, local food, educational and environmental fields.
   Enjoy working with a team and accomplishing common goals.
Important Dates and Deadlines for the Outreach & Wiki Internship

    3 month internship
    Applications due Friday, September 14, 2012

Application Process: Please fill out an application on our website: http://seattletilth.org/get-
involved/volunteer/internships and email an introduction and resume to the Garden Hotline program
coordinator, Laura Matter at lauramatter@seattletilth.org.


About Seattle Tilth
Seattle Tilth is a nationally recognized non-profit educational organization dedicated to inspiring and
educating people to grow food organically, conserve natural resources, and support local food systems in
order to cultivate a healthy urban environment and community. Our programs include community
learning gardens, youth garden programming, small farm business development training, our volunteer
programs, classes and workshops, events, a children’s garden program, the Master Composter program
and the Garden Hotline. www.seattletilth.org

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