FARM JOBS: Vancouver, BC – Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 01, 2021

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Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society is hiring an Experiential Learning Lead, Youth Program Facilitator, Market Lead & more summer staff positions in Vancouver, Coquitlam & Delta, BC!

ABOUT Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society

We enact our mission through Schoolyard Market Gardens, educational farms that we utilize as pathways to youth empowerment and employment. We facilitate outdoor experiential learning with teachers and students; mentor youth leaders through garden clubs and summer programming; host internships for high school–aged youth, fostering self-confidence, leadership, and employment skills; and empower Vancouverites to grow their own food through our volunteer programs. All our food is sold into the school community—into cafeterias, food-access programs, markets, and to our neighbours. We also work with other schools and organizations to develop their own market gardens and associated programming. We are a thought leader in institutional food-systems change and outdoor experiential learning.

We believe in Good Food for All! Everyone should have access to healthy food, land, and community. We work toward this vision by cultivating and stewarding engaging schoolyard farms, gardens, and programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological stewardship, and community celebration.

DESIRED QUALITIES

We are actively seeking folks who are excited about working with our:

  • Experiential Learning Program – Summer Day Camps and Field Trips
  • SOYL (Sustainable Opportunities for Youth Leadership) Program
  • Good Food Program

For more information about each job including full description, qualifications, and details, go to this link: https://freshroots.bamboohr.com/jobs/?source=freshroots.

All applicants must meet Canada Summer Jobs Requirements (https://freshroots.ca/canada-summer-jobs-eligibility/).

JOB TASKS

WORKING WITH EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING (DAY CAMPS AND FIELDS TRIPS):

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROGRAM LEAD – VANCOUVER
Environmental Educators wanted! This six-month position will take a leadership role in our spring and fall field trips and summer Fresh Roots day camp, planning and leading programs, helping to train and supervise staff and volunteers, and building relationships with teachers and camper families.
Learn More and Apply: https://freshroots.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=23

FARM SUMMER DAY CAMP STAFF – VANCOUVER
We’re hiring 6 summer day camp staff to join us for a summer of farm, food, and fun at Camp Fresh Roots! You’ll work with an amazing team to give kids from 4-11 the best summer ever.
Learn More and Apply: https://freshroots.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=28

FARM AND FIELD TRIP STAFF – VANCOUVER
Join our Experiential Learning team to facilitate spring field trips, and work with our Farm Team to get our growing season started!
Learn More and Apply: https://freshroots.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=30

WORKING WITH THE SOYL (SUSTAINABLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH LEADERSHIP) PROGRAM:

SOYL PROGRAM LEAD – VANCOUVER, DELTA & COQUITLAM
If you are passionate about working with teens (Grades 9 to 12), cultivating personal growth through youth empowerment and community leadership with food, this could be the job for you! As a SOYL Program Lead, you’ll work as a team leader to inspire and engage youth and your team at one of our SOYL program sites.
Learn More and Apply: https://freshroots.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=29

SOYL PROGRAM FACILITATOR – VANCOUVER, DELTA & COQUITLAM
If you are passionate about working with teens, cultivating personal growth through youth empowerment and community leadership through food, this could be the job for you! As a SOYL Program Facilitator, you’ll work as a team to inspire and engage youth by leading workshops, assisting with logistics and communications and delivering the program itself.
Learn More and Apply: https://freshroots.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=24

WORKING WITH THE GOOD FOOD FARM TEAM:

FARMER’S MARKET LEAD – VANCOUVER
We are looking for a self-motivated and organized individual to lead our bi-weekly produce markets. This position will be responsible for the sale of farm produce and supporting the Good Food Team on our educational farms with crop production, field maintenance, harvesting and education goals.
Learn More and Apply: https://freshroots.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=25

FARM AND FIELD TRIP STAFF – VANCOUVER
Join our Experiential Learning team to facilitate spring field trips, and work with our Farm Team to get our growing season started!
Learn More and Apply: https://freshroots.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=25

GOOD FOOD FARM TEAM STAFF – VANCOUVER
If you love growing and sharing food with your community, landscaping, being outside with a team, and working with youth, this might be the position for you! The Schoolyard Farm Team Members will assist the Farm Managers in growing Good Food on school grounds. As part of the farm team, you will take part in crop production (seeding, transplanting, weeding), harvesting, and produce sales. You will also help lead youth in the growing and selling of our food.
Learn More and Apply: https://freshroots.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=32

JOB DETAILS

Term: Start dates vary between mid-March to June. These are seasonal summer job positions.

For more information about each job including full description, qualifications, and details, go to this link: https://freshroots.bamboohr.com/jobs/?source=freshroots.

Hours per week: Hours vary per job. Part-time and full-time opportunities available.

For more information about each job including full description, qualifications, and details, go to this link: https://freshroots.bamboohr.com/jobs/?source=freshroots.

Wage: Hourly wage varies between $16.00 to $18.75.

For more information about each job including full description, qualifications, and details, go to this link: https://freshroots.bamboohr.com/jobs/?source=freshroots.

TO APPLY

Submit a short cover letter (500 words) and resume using the link under the job position(s) of interest. Review of applications will begin January 20.

Fresh Roots is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

We regret that due to the high volume of applicants only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society

Website: freshroots.ca
Facebook: facebook.com/freshrootsfarms
Instagram: instagram.com/freshrootsfarms
Twitter: twitter.com/freshrootsfarms

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