The Philadelphia Rooftop Farm is hiring!

PROOF, a nascent rooftop farming organization that has great ambitions to transform roofs all over Philadelphia into viable organic farmland, is looking for a responsible, enthusiastic and generally amazing part-time organizer who will work with the PROOF collective throughout the 2012 growing season to help with our upcoming citywide pilot program.

Sound interesting? Read on.


The Philadelphia Rooftop Farm (PROOF,, is a blossoming project that intends to transform Philadelphia’s many flat, under-used rooftops into viable community-supported organic farmland. PROOF’s organizing group, composed of volunteers from around Philadelphia with expertise in farming, building, roofing, architecture, community organizing, etc., has been working for two growing seasons to develop and test viable designs for high yield, highly-efficient self-irrigating planters.

PROOF is looking for a part-time organizer to work with the collective throughout the 2012 growing season to help us take the organization to the next level–from the planning, thinking and “forming” stages to the “we’re farming crops on a whole lot of roofs all over Philadelphia and it’s awesome!” stage. This is a paid position funded through PROOF’s fundraising efforts.

The organizer will work five hours a week for approximately six months to do the following:

— manage PROOF’s ongoing tasks and keep the group on track to meet its goals

— coordinate communication among members of the PROOF collective and between PROOF and its volunteers (maintain PROOF’s blog/web site and e-mail lists)

— help the PROOF collective coordinate our planned 2012 growing season pilot program (working on our crowdfunding campaign, communicating with homeowners, keeping goals and the timeline in order)

— archive PROOF’s working documents and help to draft a “citizen’s manual” to share our knowledge online and on paper.

— seek and apply for grants or work with PROOF on other fund raising, if desired, to extend the position.

If you’re interested please e-mail an introduction BY FEBRUARY 15th to “”. Serious inquiries only.

For more information:
E-mail Jay at “” or call him at 215-913-2679

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