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Jobs Available at Avena Botanicals’ Apothecary and Organic & Biodynamic Herb Garden in West Rockport, Maine

Avena Botanicals is a small business in midcoast Maine where each person working within its rhythm plays an integral role in the co-creation process of providing high quality handmade herbal products from seed to bottle. We are an herbal apothecary that has offered a variety of hand-crafted herbal remedies for 32 years and most of our products are made with herbs grown and hand-harvested from our own biodynamic, organic gardens in Rockport, Maine. In providing high quality herbal remedies created by hand, we work to balance strong ideals about the creation of these remedies with good business practice. We strive to create a happy, healthy workplace for all beings.


Production Herb Garden Coordinator

The Production Herb Garden Coordinator is responsible for overseeing maintenance of Avena Botanicals' biodynamic production garden and its staff while collaborating closely with the founder/herbalist, production manager, and tincture maker regarding herb harvest goals and garden needs.

Daily tasks include: aligning production garden structure to Deb Soule's vision and Avena's harvest needs, leading and supporting the garden crew in all aspects of production, coordinating production garden collections, organizing the weekly work schedule of the garden crew alongside Deb, and maintaining a daily garden log. This position requires the skills, care, and aesthetic of performing garden work as well as the ability to communicate with clarity and thoughtfulness when organizing, leading, and participating in group projects as well as solo projects. When needed, this position will also assist Deb with the maintenance of the Sanctuary gardens.

The ideal applicant will have the following key skill sets and qualities:

  • Kind, thoughtful, and skillful communicator and collaborator
  • Enjoys managing people (minimum of 3 years managing people and organic gardens)
  • Perceptive with ability to listen actively and to accept constructive criticism and feedback
  • Be able to work adeptly both independently and as part of a team
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Extremely detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills
  • Good multi-tasker
  • Self-directed, takes initiative using independent judgment to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload
  • Creative problem solver
  • Genuine interest in and commitment to furthering their studies in biodynamics
  • Respectful of medicine plants and pollinators

Schedule:

36 hours per week
Starts early April and lasts through late November, weather permitting

Applications due by February 6th
Interviews begin mid-February

Submit cover letter and resume by email to jobs@avenabotanicals.com. No calls or drop-offs, please.


Seasonal Medicinal Herb Gardener

The Seasonal Medicinal Herb Gardener is responsible for assisting with the maintenance of Avena Botanicals' biodynamic production garden and helping to meet herb harvest goals. This gardener position requires a minimum of 3 years organic gardening skills and familiarity with a variety of gardening activities including bed preparation, weeding, composting, mulching, transplanting, watering, and thoughtfully and respectfully harvesting herbs. The role also involves communicating clearly and compassionately with co-workers and garden visitors. A strong interest in medicinal herbs and biodynamic gardening practices is encouraged.

Daily tasks include: preparing and maintaining garden beds and greenhouse plants, participating in biodynamic preparation applications, collecting seeds, collecting harvests from the garden and checking them into production, drying plant material in the drying room, logging garden and drying room activities, maintaining the integrity of harvest quality by following standard operating procedures for all fresh and dried plants, maintaining drying room sanitation, tool maintenance, fence repair, pest management, and other garden tasks as needed. This position requires the skills, care, and aesthetic of performing garden work as well as the ability to communicate with clarity and thoughtfulness when participating in group projects as well as solo projects. When needed, this position will also assist in the maintenance of the Sanctuary gardens.

The ideal applicant will have the following key skill sets and qualities:

  • Kind, thoughtful, excellent communicator
  • Perceptive with ability to listen actively
  • Able to follow directions as well as accept constructive criticism and feedback
  • Be able to work adeptly both independently and as part of a team
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Extremely detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills
  • Efficient, follows through on assigned tasks
  • Good multi-tasker
  • Creative problem solver
  • Genuine interest in and commitment to furthering their studies in biodynamics
  • Respectful of medicine plants and pollinators

Schedule:

36 hours per week
Starts late April and lasts through early November, weather permitting

Applications due by February 6th
Interviews begin mid-February

Submit cover letter and resume by email to jobs@avenabotanicals.com. No calls or drop-offs, please.


Submit Your Resume

Interested in a role at Avena Botanicals that you don't see listed here? We always review previously-submitted resumes first when looking to hire.

We welcome you to send your cover letter and resume by email to jobs@avenabotanicals.com.