Pender Island Community Hall, on Pender Island, BC, is seeking a Farm Program Coordinator & Leader for the 2020 season!
About Pender Island Community Hall
Pender Island Community Hall is now accepting applications for a Farm Programs Coordinator and Leader. The position is contingent on funding and is open to youth 19 – 30 years old, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible refugee. This position entails a combination of administrative responsibilities, stakeholder collaboration and direct program delivery. The incumbent must have the ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings and requires an acceptable criminal record check.
Overview: The Farm Programs Coordinator and Leader creates, administers, and leads engaging and educational food security programs, liaises with food producers to develop programs and activities and supports youth programming. We are looking for a creative, organized, and enthusiastic individual with a passion for community development and food security.
Preferred skills and knowledge
- Able to lift and carry 40+ lbs.
- 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, Community Development…
- Foodsafe (preferred)
- Class 4 would be an asset
- Current First Aid Training with CPR & AED
- Current Criminal Records Check
Duties – NOTE: Some programs may be either virtual or in person (contingent on directives)
- Assist with the Saturday Market set-up
- Liaise with food producers, artists and artisans, and community organizations
- Develop a Youth Leadership camp in conjunction with the Fall Fair
- Develop and lead farm & heritage crafts and special event and activities for all ages
- Budgeting & purchasing for the programs
- Provide training and support to volunteers & LIT
- Develop a farm and heritage skills database
- Assist with regular events & activities
- Promotion, advertising, marketing & public relations
- Additional duties as required
Anticipated start date and wages:
As a result of the Covid situation, the final job responsibilities, rate of pay, start date, end date, and hours per week will ultimately be determined based on discussions between the person offered the position, the Community Hall and our granting body. Our goal is for the position is to start part time in mid May then full time from July until the end of August, with the possibility of part time in the fall with a wage rate of $16.50 – $17 per hour. Depending on the situation, some to significant telecommute work is possible. Schedule will include some evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays. Some telecommute work will be possible.
When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at Youngagrarians.org.
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