FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm Intern

Posted by Moss Dance on December 09, 2017

Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm

Learn and grow with the Cowichan Green Community Incubator Seed Farm—creating a  regionally-adapted seed supply. This is a paid internship position!

ABOUT COWICHAN GREEN COMMUNITY

The Cowichan Green Community is a not-for-profit, community based environmental and food-security organisation in Duncan, BC. Our food security projects include the creation of food policy documents such as the Cowichan Food Charter and the Cowichan Food Security Plan, projects like Kin Park Youth Urban Farm, FruitSave – a fruit gleaning project – the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Farm Food Map, and community gardens. The Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm is the first of its time Incubator Farm and seed production and training farm. We host a community seed bank, seed library, and endeavour to improve our region’s seed security through seed production and education.

For more information visit www.cowichangreencommunity.org

Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm

ABOUT THE COWICHAN INCUBATOR SEED FARM INTERN POSITION

This position will report to the Farm Manager and will assist with the CGC Farm operation. This position will coordinate all the farm activities and will be a full time, paid intern staff position estimating June start date.

JOB DUTIES

Project Coordination:

  • Coordinate farm deliverables including assisting with development of site plan, preparing land and soil, mulching, greenhouses, irrigation etc
  • Assist with seeding, planting, harvesting, and marketing all farm products
  • Assist with supervising any volunteers including mentorship, and feedback
  • Assist with marketing and promoting the farm.
  • Assisting with planning, organizing, and implementing all project deliverables.

Marketing: 

  • Assist with the design and/or update all marketing materials including:
  • Web page updates
  • Blogs/articles
  • Posters
  • Advertisements
  • Media Releases

 

MANDATORY ELIGIBILITY

  • Between the ages of 15 and 30;
  • Unemployed or under-employed/not on EI
  • Post-secondary graduate within the past 3 years
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Eligible for wage subsidy program

JOB DETAILS

  • This employee will work primarily outside on the farm but also some time in an office environment.
  • This employee will work on a fulltime basis of 35 hours paid hours per week, with occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Wage is $18/hour
  • One year position, beginning in January 2018

TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter and resume to Foster Richardson at: foster@cowichangreencommunity.org

 

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