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Temporary Spring Garden Help at Holistic Retreat Center

Employer: Omega Institute

Work Location: Rhinebeck, NY

Term of Employment: March-April 2024

Compensation Range: $20/hr

Duties / Responsibilities

Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, NY is seeking temporary help in the Garden Department for the months of March and April 2024.

Job details:
This is a non-exempt non-residential temporary paid position. Between 30-35 hours weekly at $20/hour.
Start date March 4, 2024. End date is May 3, 2024.

Work is onsite at the Omega campus in Rhinebeck, NY.

Activities include:
General care of the garden, flower beds and potted plants including: bed prep, weeding, planting, transplanting, harvesting, watering, etc.
General landscaping and care of the 250 acre campus including: raking, mulching, sheet mulching, digging, pruning, compost care, etc.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Omega complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable New York State or local laws. Consistent with those requirements, Omega will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability if such accommodation would allow the individual to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would create an undue hardship.

Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Inc. (“Omega”) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, New York State, and local laws. Omega strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of actual or perceived race; color; creed; age; religion; national origin; citizenship status; sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions); gender (including gender identity); sexual orientation; disability; marital status; partnership status; familial status; status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sex offenses; genetic predisposition; veteran’s status; military status; or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances. All Omega employees, other workers, and representatives are prohibited from engaging in unlawful discrimination. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

Please see www.eomega.org for more information about Omega Institute for Holistic Studies.

Desired Applicant Experience

Application requirements:

  • 6 months minimum outdoor garden/farm work experience preferred.
  • Two references and background check required.
  • Interest/knowledge/experience in chemical-free, permaculture-inspired gardening welcomed and preferred.

Ability to:

  • Work outdoors in all weather conditions for up to 8 hours per day
  • Lift up to 50 lbs occasionally

How to Apply / Notes / Other Information

To apply, please email the Omega Institute People and Culture Department at: pac@eomega.org