Student Garden Intern

Penn State University

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Campus City:
Erie, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses - Penn State Behrend


The Student Garden at Penn State Behrend is now offering paid opportunities for current students interested in working with the garden in our second growing season! Student growers will learn about gardening, harvest, marketing, community engagement, volunteer management, event planning, and more. Previous experience in relevant fields is welcome, but not as necessary as the motivation to learn and contribute to a positive work environment. Student growers are the ambassadors to the garden. Essential roles include ensuring that safety, produce quality, and a fun work environment are maintained among co-workers, volunteers, and courses that may visit and work on the farm. Farm activities that student farmers lead and participate in may include: Attend weekly farm planning meetings. Sow seeds in greenhouse and field, transplant plants in field. Manage production and recordkeeping including irrigation, fertilization, pest and weed management. Harvest, wash and market crops through campus dining and to Erie Garden Coalition. Work with community partners including food pantries, community gardens and area schools. Host and lead volunteers and other visitors at the farm. Qualifications include: Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Able to prioritize and learn new tasks quickly, meet deadlines, and enjoy a fast-paced work environment. Able to work outdoors in varied weather and able to lift 50 pounds with or without accommodation. Highest preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated interest in sustainability and civic and community engagement, and can explain how this opportunity will help them to reach their career goals. Own transportation to the garden is required.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088