Job Openings

    Permanent Staff Positions

  • Basic Needs Coordinator

    The Basic Needs Coordinator position works under general supervision of the Food Systems Education & Research Program Specialist and the Field Manager, coordinating CASFS site production for the Basic Needs campus outlets, assists in campus-level Basic Needs services coordination, and advises Food System Working Group (FSWG) student staff and program activities. To apply to this job create a profile as an external or internal applicant here. The position Job ID is 18224 and can be located here

  • UCSC Student Staff Positions

  • To view and apply for student staff positions, visit and search for the ER numbers listed below.
  • Field Student Staff - ER# 18084

    The CASFS field site is hiring single quarter (spring quarter, with options to extend through summer) positions to manage tractor-scale organic production, education, and research!

    Our Student Staff positions are hired 1 quarter at a time with pay starting at $14/hr. Work will be varied and engage in all aspects of Field site programming, including but not limited to: harvest, fieldwork, distribution, data collection, irrigation, outreach, etc Student staff are expected to work 12-20hrs a week, Monday, Wednesday, or Friday between 8-5, with sporadic requests for weekend and evening engagements. There are a number of different ways that students can best qualify for the paid positions, including: completing at least one CASFS internship, completing relevant academic courses, such as ENVS 130A/L, 133, or similar experiential courses, and/or having a background in farming or gardening. All interested students should apply, regardless of past experience. Student Staff are expected to attend regular FSWG and CASFS meetings and will have the opportunity to engage in the growth of our Leadership Development Program.

    This position will have the option to continue through the summer as full-time employment.

    For interested students that complete at least a quarter of work at CASFS (in any capacity), there will be future openings for our student assistant manager positions. Our student assistant manager positions are year-long commitments beginning in the spring quarter and continuing through the summer AND the following academic year (through spring or summer of 2022). These positions will engage in all the same field-related duties as student staff but will also hold greater levels of responsibility and typically require additional organizational work both on and off-farm. Our student managers will help to lead groups of student staff during the workweek and may be trained on tractor work as needed.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kirstin Yogg (

  • PICA Program Coordinator - ER #14745

    Duties include organizing, overseeing, advertising, and documenting all PICA (Program in Community and Agroecology) events including coordinating with student participants, staff, and workshop facilitators; Attend & facilitate weekly leadership meetings; Create flyers and social media content for PICA media sites; Update website and post weekly blog posts; Network with other sustainability groups and events; Manage PICA budget and request financial actions in collaboration with staff advisor; Collaborate with other members of the PICA leadership team to write grants to support PICA projects and student leadership positions; Become core member of Food Systems Working Group.
  • PICA Compost Coordinator ER #8428

    Duties inclide maintaining the compost, including collection of food scraps, hosting educational workshops, tending to the compost, transporting compost and food scraps. Could include extending the composting system to reach more students. Also includes monthly grant updates. Networking with other sustainability groups and events. Working within PICA (Program in Community and Agroecology) to assist garden coordinators with workdays, events and planning. Attend weekly PICA leadership meetings. Basic garden maintenance. Become core member of Food Systems Working Group.
  • Rachel Carson College Garden Education Coordinator - ER #18046

    This position will lead and organize CRSN 90 for fall and spring and facilitate member internship education for interns.
  • Rachel Carson College Garden Education Coordinator - ER #18045

    This position is responsible for maintaining clear communication within the garden team, Food Systems Working Group and community partners regarding events, opportunities and updates.
  • Garden Assistant - ER #14655

    CASFS is hiring for the role of garden assistant to support the general operations of the Chadwick Garden. Responsibilities include all manner of garden tasks including bed preparation, planting, composting, weeding, mulching, propagation, irrigation, cleaning and organizing.
    Contact: Asst. Manager Clare Riesman