Filled ~ FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm, Farm Outreach Staff

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 23, 2019

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The deadline for applications has passed. We thank all those who applied and we have made our hiring decisions.

For current Ignatius Jesuit Centre employment please see: https://ignatiusguelph.ca/get-involved/employment/

Check back with us in January 2021 for our 2021  Farm Internship program!

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Ignatius Farm in Guelph, ON is seeking a Farm Outreach staff person!

About Ignatius Farm

Ignatius Farm grows certified organic produce for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers’ markets, local businesses and service agencies. The programs include community gardens, acreage rentals, internships and farmer training, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and several annual community events.

The Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC) is a not for profit charity situated on 600 acres of woodlands, wetlands and farmland just outside of Guelph Ontario. IJC welcomes all and is home to Loyola Retreat House & Ignatian Training, Ignatius Farm and the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest.

Are you passionate and ecologically-minded? The Ignatius Farm’s vision actively supports community food systems, innovative regenerative crop production, eco-spirituality, community shared agriculture, and farm education!
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Desired Experience

Are you passionate and ecologically-minded? The Ignatius Farm’s vision actively supports community food systems, innovative regenerative crop production, eco-spirituality, community shared agriculture, and farm education!

EXPERIENCE

  • Ecological or regenerative agriculture, horticulture, soils, ecology, community food systems, orchards or food forests, volunteer coordination
  • Strong communication skills; Organized; capable of achieving deliverables within timelines.
  • Proficient with Excel, Microsoft Office suite, newsletter software & social media
  • Commitment to Health & Safety mindfulness
  • Full understanding of community building
  • Assets: Valid G class drivers licence, First Aid/CPR

Job Tasks

The Farm Outreach staff member will promote and create farm ecosystem experiences.

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Generate E-newsletters, social media, marketing materials, CSA share inserts
  • Photo/video document farm activities, support creation of knowledge transfer materials
  • Coordinate Seasonal Farm events; provide interactive programming for community events
  • CSA and Community Gardens Registration; sales support
  • Coordinate Community Gardens, Community Orchard, and Volunteers
  • Document Communications strategy, successes and lessons learned
  • Work with the field team to grow, harvest and distribute quality organic vegetables
  • Activity ratios: 40% outreach & events; 30% program coordination; 30% field work

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Job Details

Job Type: Contract (renewable) – Feb 3, 2020 – Jan 31, 2021

Hours: 40 hours per week average

Wage: $2500/month; small CSA share and/or garden plot as Farm Staff benefits

To Apply

Deadline: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Submit resume and letter of interest to officecoordinator@ignatiusguelph.ca
We thank all applicants in advance; only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at Youngagrarians.org. 

Learn More About Ignatius Farm

Websitehttps://ignatiusguelph.ca/get-involved/employment/

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ignatiusfarm/

View other farm jobs and apprenticeships here. 

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