Thursday, 20 April 2017

We're Hiring! Seeking a Post-Secondary Student for May-Aug 2017

Student Summer Job: Community Garden Assistant
Garden@Kimbourne Community Permaculture Project 
Kimbourne Park United Church
200 Wolverleigh Blvd., Toronto, ON M4C 1S2

$15 an hour / 30 hrs per week / May–Aug 2017

Garden@Kimbourne is seeking a Community Garden Assistant to be a part of our mission to grow food and community using environmentally responsible methods in Toronto’s Danforth East neighbourhood.

Duties:
Work with the garden committee to plan and implement volunteer programming; coordinate special events; liaise with other community groups; monitor the garden and participate in physical work; lead volunteers in gardening and garden maintenance; assist with communication through e-newsletter, social media, and the Garden@Kimbourne blog; maintain garden log and records; and perform various garden duties as required.

Benefits:
·      Tailoring of position to provide specific experience relevant to your program of study
·      Mentorship under garden coordinator
·      Participation in an inspiring community-building and earth-healing project
·      Participation in educational workshops
·      A healthy blend of indoor and outdoor work, with flexible hours for the indoor portion
·      Access to fresh-from-the-ground fruits and veggies!

Required Skills:
·      Working knowledge of organic food gardening and sustainability
·      Strong oral and written communication skills
·      Leadership experience in community-based activities
·      Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
·      Ability to work on communications tasks independently at home, as well as in a team on-site
·      Facility with basic applications of Blogger, Mail Chimp, word processing, and spreadsheets
·      Comfort with recruiting and directing volunteers
·      A driver’s license and access to a vehicle are assets

Preference will be given to applicants enrolled in a post-secondary program with a focus on: horticulture, agriculture, botany, agrology, environmental studies, food studies, etc. Students in communications fields who have gardening knowledge and experience may also be favourably considered.

Eligibilty:
This position is subsidized by Canada Summer Jobs and is open to applicants who:
  1. are between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  2. are registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
  3. intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  4. are a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;
  5. are a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and;
  6. are legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations


Email a cover letter and résumé by Thursday May 1, 2017 to: gardenatkimbourne@gmail.com

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Garden@Kimbourne serves a diverse community and aspires to reflect this in our leadership. We welcome applications from aboriginal people; people of colour; people with disabilities; international students; LGBT individuals; and all who wish to grow something beautiful with us.

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