ALBERTA: We’re hiring! Young Agrarians Digital Storyteller

Posted by Alex on April 13, 2022

Young Agrarians is partnering with Organic Alberta to hire a New Farmer Digital Storyteller in Alberta. Are you a creative communicator and talented storyteller? Would you enjoy working with people who grow food from diverse walks of life? If you’re passionate about local food systems, love working to bring out the best in others and are savvy with social media then we would love to hear from you. 

Region & Scope: Alberta, Part-Time Contract Position

Contract duration: May 2-August 31, 2022

Deadline for Applications: 12 pm MT Thursday, April 21, 2022

ABOUT YOUNG AGRARIANS AND ORGANIC ALBERTA

Young Agrarians (YA) is an educational resource network whose mission is to grow the next generation of ecological farmers in Canada. In Alberta, Young Agrarians partners with Organic Alberta (OA) to meet this mission and provide provincially relevant support for new farmers in start-up. YA hosts events, connects people to resources online, and offers the YA Apprenticeship program in regenerative agriculture. To read more about our activities please visit: https://youngagrarians.org/category/national/alberta/ 

Organic Alberta is the voice of organics for the province. OA communicates with and for the sector, markets the organic brand, encourages and supports producers to certify their farms as organic, cultivate better production practices, and advance business development. Learn more about OA at: https://organicalberta.org/ 

Young Agrarians embraces diversity, and we are excited about building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

This role will require an individual with excellent communication, teamwork skills, and an understanding of digital storytelling. The Digital Storyteller will use their creativity to promote career opportunities in farming and land stewardship. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Create engaging content, stories and videos for the Young Agrarians social media channels and blog 
  • Work with a team to produce short videos that promote farming as a career
  • Support the Young Agrarians Alberta team in promoting programs, events, stories and resources

QUALIFICATIONS

Essentials

  • Based in Alberta
  • Home office, computer, Internet connection, and cellphone.
  • Strong relationship building skills to engage people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. 
  • A high level of self-motivation as part of a remote team. 
  • A love for the creative process and storytelling, while maintaining brand standards. 
  • Skills and creativity in creating various forms of social media content for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 
  • Experience with video storytelling
  • Ability to communicate both in writing and verbally to create engagement, motivation and action. 
  • Fluency working with computers and ability to learn new software programs as required. Software applications include: Google Drive, Facebook, Instagram, WordPress, Canva, etc.

Assets

  • Experience representing a non-profit organization and passion for realizing the mission! 
  • Familiarity with the food and farming community in Alberta. 
  • Video editing experience.

POSITION DETAILS

  • Average of 12 hours per week at $25/hour. Actual hours will vary considerably during the contract
  • Duration: 4 months
  • This is an independent contractor position. The successful candidate will be responsible for all taxes payable including GST, WCB, and Income Taxes. 

HOW TO APPLY

  • Please submit applications to Alex (alex@youngagrarians.org) with “YA Digital Storyteller” and your full name in the email subject line.
  • Please include:
    • 1-3 minute video in the style of a social media video (e.g. Instagram reel or longer format video) describing what excites you about food and farming in Alberta. Please use WeTransfer or YouTube/Vimeo to submit your video or post on your personal social media and tag Young Agrarians.
    • A resume saved with your first and last name as a PDF, or LinkedIn profile, or other website featuring your work experience.

Interviews will be conducted as resumes come in. 

Email Alex (alex@youngagrarians.org) with any questions about the position. Due to a high volume of emails and inquiries, please do not phone. Thank you to all applicants for your time submitting your information!

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