We’re Hiring: Assistant Gardener

Position Description: Assistant Gardener PD 2022


Perth City Farm is a not-for-profit urban farm that provides space and opportunities to build community connections and educates and enables people to live sustainably. Our East Perth site is Perth’s original sustainability hub, but our work extends out through the city with education and City Greening projects.

The role:

The Assistant Gardener contributes to the care of the both the City Farm East Perth site and external garden spaces that City Farm is contracted to maintain.  This involves tasks such as planting, weeding, tree care, harvesting, composting, irrigation maintenance and pruning.  The position works under the supervision of the City Greening Coordinator, alongside volunteers and speaks with members of the public about the gardens.

This is a great role for an enthusiastic junior gardener to learn more in a supportive team setting and grow into other roles at the Farm. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn about permaculture and organic growing methodologies on the job, and it is anticipated that we can offer additional hours in the future as this enterprise expands.

The requirements:

Our dream candidate loves plants and gardening and is keen to learn more. They have a certificate 3 in horticulture, or equivalent experience, and experience in growing food. They are reliable, friendly and can work independently when required.

What we offer:

At Perth City Farm you’ll find meaningful work, having the opportunity to help create connected, sustainable communities in a collaborative and supportive team. We are very supportive of flexible work arrangements and want everyone to love their work so we’ll support you to learn and grow as you wish.

You’ll become part of a community of interesting, passionate people working together for a better world. To support you in living a healthy, happy life we offer a staff discount at our Farmers Market stall and at the on-site café.

This role a permanent part-time role.

How to apply:

Please refer to the position description: Assistant Gardener PD 2022

We are keen to hire for this role quickly, so please submit your application as soon as you can. Please email your application to CEO Kathleen Burton at ceo@perthcityfarm.org.au