A Rocha Canada Brooksdale Environmental Centre
Note: This position will be partially funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Youth Employment and Skills Program, and is contingent on approval.
A Rocha is an international Christian organization which, inspired by God’s love, engages in scientific research, environmental education, community-based conservation projects, and sustainable agriculture. We envision the transformation of people and places by showing God’s love for all creation.
A Rocha Canada Brooksdale Environmental Centre is one of the most dynamic environmental centres in North America. Brooksdale’s 27-acre property is a living lab comprised of forests, a threatened river system, an organic farm, and heritage houses. This unique combination of sensitive wildlife habitat and agricultural land makes Brooksdale a place where critical environmental issues are researched, addressed, and solved.
The Brooksdale Farm Assistant works in collaboration with the Farm Manager, the Assistant Farm Manager, and other Brooksdale staff in assisting with crop production and sales. The 2.5 acre Brooksdale Farm operates in partnership with the 1 acre Kingfisher Farm. Sales include a 200+ member Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA), market, and restaurant sales.
Reports directly to the Brooksdale Farm Manager who works in close collaboration with the Assistant Farm Manager, A Rocha Store Manager and Program Development Manager. Provides supervision and instruction to Program Interns and Volunteers.
Duties and Responsibilities
Work takes place outdoors in the field areas at Brooksdale and Kingfisher farms. The Brooksdale Farm Assistant is required to work in all weather conditions. Work in extreme weather conditions may be required. Long working hours may also be required throughout the production season. Shared indoor office space is provided at Brooksdale, though the Brooksdale Farm Assistant will be required to communicate with other Brooksdale staff to avoid space conflicts.
Qualifications and Skills
be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment;
have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations; and,
obtain a Criminal Record Background and Vulnerable Sector check.
How to Apply
Email, as a single PDF document, a cover letter and resume clearly detailing your experience and qualifications for this position to Ryan Weemhoff: email@example.com
Ensure your email subject line clearly refers to the Brooksdale Farm Assistant position.
Ensure that your name and the position title are included in the PDF file name.
The application intake period will close on Saturday, February 29, 2020, or until the position has been filled.
Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Please no phone calls or emails.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 10 2020 ID: 56006