JOBS: Agassiz, BC – Earthwise Society Farm Coordinator & Assistant positions

Posted by Moss Dance on April 22, 2016

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Earthwise Society is a not for profit, charitable organization that has been a leader in community-based environmental education for over 30 years.  The Society operates a demonstration garden of sustainable landscape practices and an organic teaching farm in South Delta.   Earthwise has an exciting opportunity for an energetic and articulate individual who is passionate about making a personal contribution to sustainability.

For more information about Earthwise Society please visit www.earthwisesociety.bc.ca

Earthwise society has three summer student positions available for 2016.

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Summer Student – Farm Coordinator

Reporting to the Organic Grower/Educator in South Delta, the Farm Coordinator will maintain the Earthwise Farm in Agassiz as a destination learning resource for organic farming and food security.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate field preparation, field maintenance, crop development, crop harvest, and post harvest handling
  • Supervise and train volunteers
  • Assist with educational programs, tours, special events and fund-raising activities
  • Keep farm and storage areas organized and tidy
  • Assist operation of CSA program and farm store
  • Represent Earthwise at Farmers Markets and other community events

Qualifications:

  • The successful applicant must be a full-time student who will be returning to college or university in the fall of 2016
  • Be self-motivated, flexible, willing to take initiative, work well independently and in a team environment
  • Be physically fit and enjoy working outside in all kinds of weather
  • Proven ability to work effectively with volunteers and/or co-workers
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident (Service Canada requirement)

Note:  This is a full-time position of 35-hours per week for 14 weeks. Wage is $12.50/Hour. Weekend work will be required


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Summer Student – Farm Assistant

Reporting to the Organic Grower/Educator in South Delta, the Farm Woker will work under the supervision of the Farm Coordinator in Agassiz and help maintain the Agassiz Earthwise Farm as a destination learning resource for organic farming and food security.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with field preparation, field maintenance, crop development, crop harvest, and post-harvest handling
  • Assist with the supervision of volunteers
  • Assist with educational programs, tours, special events and fund-raising activities
  • Keep farm and storage areas organized and tidy
  • Assist with operation of CSA program and farm store
  • Represent Earthwise at Farmers Markets and other community events

Qualifications:

  • The successful applicant must be a full-time student who will be returning to college or university in the fall of 2016
  • Be self-motivated, flexible, willing to take initiative, work well independently and in a team environment
  • Be physically fit and enjoy working outside in all kinds of weather
  • Proven ability in working effectively with volunteers and/or co-workers
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident (Service Canada requirement)

Note:  This is a full-time position of 35-hours per week for 14 weeks. Wage is $11/Hour.  Weekend work will be required


Summer Student – Farm & Education Assistant

Reporting to the Organic Grower/Educator, the Farm & Education Assistant will help maintain the Earthwise Farm as a destination learning resource for organic farming and food security.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with field preparation, field maintenance, crop development, crop harvest, and post harvest handling
  • Assist with the supervision and training of volunteers
  • Assist with educational programs, tours, special events and fund-raising activities
  • Keep farm and storage areas organized and tidy
  • Assist with operation of CSA program and farm store
  • Represent Earthwise at Farmers Markets and other community events

Qualifications:

  • The successful applicant must be a full-time student who will be returning to college or university in the fall of 2016
  • Be self-motivated, flexible, willing to take initiative, work well independently and in a team environment
  • Be physically fit and enjoy working outside in all kinds of weather
  • Proven ability in working effectively with volunteers and/or co-workers
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident (Service Canada requirement)

Note:  This is a full-time position of 35-hours per week for 14 weeks. Wage is $11.50/Hour.  Weekend work will be required


To Apply

To apply for any of these job postings, please submit a cover letter and resume to Isabelle Rodé at farm@earthwisesociety.bc.ca with the name of the position in the email subject line.

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