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Garden Activity Coordinator

Akahiaoʻs vision is to create a model for the future of ecocentric ways of knowing, circular economies and happy, healthy children. We strive to develop meaningful relationships amongst the youth and the natural world through our experiential, nature immersive programming. We believe that the most direct way we are connected to the ʻAina is through our food, so the Garden Activity Coordinator will play a central role in  strengthening that bond between our keiki and the Natural World. We are looking for someone who can understand the various organic farming techniques used in the garden, help maintain the garden and figure out ways to share the knowledge with our keiki. 




Huʻehuʻe Ranch

72-3667 Mamalahoa Hwy




  • Everyday garden maintenance, including taking care of ducks, composting bins, keeping trails open, tree trimming, watering, fence line maintenance, waterline maintenance etc. 

  • Work with the director to report on what food is available in the garden, harvest before things go to waste to donate or potentially sell at farmers markets. 

  • Run garden workshops for keiki ages ranging from 2 years old to university students

  • Organize community volunteer days in the garden

  • Organize and run gardening workshops (4 times a year)

  • Upload photos on social media of garden happenings




Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 years working with growing plants

  • Experience working with children is a plus

  • Working knowledge of basic garden tools and machinery

  • Knowledge of food forest & permaculture methodologies



Qualities we are looking for

  • Aloha ʻAina mentality - gratitude for the natural world

  • Energetic and self-motivated

  • Ability to communicate with both the learners and team members

  • Works will with children of all ages

  • Knack for aesthetics in the garden

  • Able to work physically, lifting and moving heavier objects

  • Works well alone

  • Ecocentric thinking

  • Flexible schedule (can work some weekends)

  • Loves being outside

Start Date (negotiable)

June 20, 2023



$40,000 - 48,000 (commensurate with experience)

To Apply

email your resume and statement of intent to

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