FARM JOB: Pender Island, BC – Pender Islands Community Hall, Food & Farm Heritage Programs Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 05, 2021

Pender Islands Community Hall on Pender Island, BC is seeking a Food & Farm Heritage Programs Coordinator!

ABOUT Pender Islands Community Hall

We provide programs and activities to help empower and educate people in food security and the value of community connections.

JOB TASKS

Pender Island Community Hall is now accepting applications for a summer position as Farmers Programs Coordinator and Leader. This position is contingent on funding from Young Canada Works. The incumbent must have the ability to work flexible hours, including Saturdays and some evenings. This position requires an acceptable criminal record check.

Farm Programs duties will include:
– Assist with existing Food Programs (Markets, community meals…)
– Liaise with farmers, gardeners, food producers
– Interview food producers and people with heritage skills
– Organize and lead a Spring Break camp
– Develop and lead farm & heritage crafts and activities for all ages
– Budgeting & purchasing for the programs
– Supervise & provide support to volunteers & LIT

Heritage Programs duties will include:
– Develop a farm and heritage skills database
– General office administration
– Liaise & collaborate with community organizations
– Organize special events & regular activities
– Assist with regular events & activities
– Promotion, advertising, marketing & public relations
– Work collaboratively with the Hall Manager
– Research Hall and Community Heritage
– Carry out additional duties as required

Preferred skills and knowledge:
• Able to lift and carry 30 – 40lbs.
• Experience developing and leading activities.
• Interest or knowledge in heritage, rural or farm life skills and culture.
• Good communication (verbal and written), customer service, and interpersonal skills.
• Knowledge of local activities, resources and community groups
• Working towards a degree in Agriculture, Management, Business, Tourism, Community Development…
• Foodsafe (preferred)
• Current First Aid Training with CPR & AED
• Current acceptable Criminal Records Check

This position is dependent on funding from Young Canada Works, as such it is only available to those who are:

  • Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.
  • Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the YCW work assignment.
  • Have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP, or university student in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment; and
  • Intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.

JOB DETAILS

Term: Full-time until March 2022. Successful applicant would start from home ASAP with flexible hours, transitioning to on-site as available.

Hours per week: 35 – 40 hours per week. Hours can be a combination of on site and virtual. Hours are flexible, but a total of 640 hours must be used between start and March 31, 2022.

Wage: $17.10 – $18.50 per hour depending on experience

TO APPLY

Please email a resume, cover letter, and written confirmation of Young Canada Works qualification to: bookings@penderislands.org

This position is dependent on funding from Young Canada Works, as such it is only available to those who are: Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada. Legally entitled to work in Canada. Are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment. Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the YCW work assignment. Have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP, or university student in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment; and Intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment. bookings@penderislands.org

Deadline to apply: November 11, 2021. Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt

When applying, please mention you saw this posting at youngagrarians.org

LEARN MORE ABOUT Pender Islands Community Hall

Website: http://penderislands.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PenderCommunityHall

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