Earthwise Society has been a not for profit leader in community-based environmental education for over 30 years. The Society operates a demonstration garden of sustainable landscape practices and organic food production in South Delta. Recently, Earthwise initiated the establishment of a new destination resource located in Agassiz, BC. We have an exciting opportunity for an energetic and articulate individual who is passionate about making a personal contribution to sustainability at the Agassiz site.
Reporting to the Executive Director in South Delta, the Farm Projects Coordinator will carry out on-site activities for the development, operation, and maintenance of the Earthwise Farm Agassiz. Learn more about Earthwise at www.earthwisesociety.bc.ca.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Farming operations including field preparation, composting, field maintenance, crop development, irrigation, crop harvest, and post harvest handling
- Assist with marketing activities, including CSA program, farm gate, Circle Farm Tour and Farm Cycle tour and restaurant sales
- As part of a team, assist with habitat enhancement initiatives including demonstration garden development and maintenance
- Be responsible for tool and equipment use and maintenance, keep farm and storage areas organized and tidy
- Maintain records for on-site activities; ensure organic certification compliance
- Supervise volunteers (individuals and teams) and summer students
- Assist with the introduction of educational programs, tours, special events and fund-raising activities
- Help to increase involvement and engagement of local community
- Represent Earthwise at Farmers Markets and other community events
- Post secondary education in agriculture, horticulture, or environmental fields
- At least one year’s experience working on a small scale farm required
- Knowledge of composting and organic practices; organic experience preferred
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills; experience with community outreach or environmental education an asset
- Be self-motivated, flexible, and 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
Note: This is a full-time position, 35-hours per week for 7 months, beginning mid-March. Weekend work will be required. This position may be extended based on a successful performance review and continued availability of funding. The wage for this position is $16/hour.
Submit a cover letter and resume to Isabelle Rodé at email@example.com by March 1, 2017.