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.

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.

·      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.

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:

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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