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Position: Kids' Gardening Teacher
Type: Contract Part-time Seasonal
Organization: Kids' Growing City
Location: Richmond Hill, York Region/GTA, Ontario

About Company

Kids’ Growing City is specialized in providing edible gardening education to children and training for their teachers and parents, in schools and online. We are committed to empowering future generations to learn to grow their own food. We strive for reconnecting kids with the natural origin of their food, creating food system environmental awareness and amplifying hope in young minds. http://www.kidsgrowingcity.ca

Position:

Contract Part-time Seasonal, Gardening Teacher (grades 1 to 8)

Requirements/Must-Haves:

  • Enthusiasm and passion for education and empowering future generation, a must.
  • Love to work with children, a must.
  • Passion for healthy eating and environmental stewardship, a must.
  • Nimble, positive and energetic, a must.
  • Access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s licence, to drive to and between schools in the GTA is a must. This position requires transportation of small soil bags, a tools wagon and other materials and supplies to and between schools. Access to a vehicle is a must for that purpose. PLEASE DON’T APPLY otherwise!
  • Vulnerable sector police reference check is a must. It can be obtained after/if you’re confirmed for the position but MUST be obtained before the start of program.

Assets/Nice-to-Haves:

  • Rudimentary knowledge of organic edible gardening is an asset, not a must. If you are selected for this position you will receive all the appropriate training.
  • Teaching experience is preferred, not a must.
  • Raising children as a parent, grandparent or guardian is not a must but is considered a strong asset. In fact we believe this job fits perfectly stay-at-home parents who are looking for part-time exciting job to make a positive impact and also to earn a small side income, during school hours when their children are at school.
  • Familiarity with Permaculture is preferred and being a Permaculture Design certified is a strong asset, but not a must.
  • Degree in (or a student of) education, environmental studies or the equivalent is a strong asset, but not a must.
  • Relevant experience is an asset, but not a must.

Responsibilities:

  • To teach pre-written fully prepared lesson plans, provided by Kids' Growing City, to elementary students (grades 1 to 8)
  • To build, plant and harvest school gardens as part of the pre-written step-by-step lesson plans, provided by Kids' Growing City
  • To fill out daily report sheets about the progress and submit them to your coordinator and stay in communication with her/him to ensure the success of school gardens you are teaching in.
  • NOTE: You don't need to know how to grow food. We will train you on all steps and details of our easy-to-implement proven system which takes guess work completely out of the equation.

Description:

This is an opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of future generations and to make a difference in this world, while earning a small side income.

You DO NOT NEED to know how to grow food or have any gardening experience. You DO NEED to be passionate about Kids’ Growing City’s mission and willing to learn. If you are selected for the position you will receive all the training you need.

We believe this job fits perfectly stay-at-home parents who are looking for part-time exciting job to make a positive impact and also to earn a small side income, during school hours when their children are at school. You DON’T HAVE TO BE a parent though. Main criteria we are looking for is passion for the cause and willingness to put in the work.

You need to be able, nimble and energetic to handle classrooms of up to 30 students, Inside the classroom and outside in the garden. You will have help from 2 other adults; your teacher assistant (also contract employee of Kids’ Growing City) and the homeroom teacher at the school.

Access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s licence is a must to drive to and between schools in the GTA. This position requires transportation of small soil bags, a tools wagon and other materials and supplies from our material hub to and between schools. Access to a vehicle is a must for that purpose. PLEASE DON’T APPLY otherwise!

This is a contract, part-time, seasonal job which starts with only up to 20 hours/week, for only 10 weeks in spring and 10 weeks in fall (No classes in winter or summer). We are very flexible when assigning class times before the start of every season. You can choose how many days in a week you want to work. But commitment is expected from you after program schedule is confirmed with the schools and you have agreed to the assignment.

Absences under urgent circumstances are of course understood and supply or session cancelation can be arranged for as long as the absence is communicated with your coordinator with reasonable timing.

Programs run in different schools throughout the GTA. Every program runs for 10 weeks in spring (beginning of April to end of June) and 10 weeks in fall (early-September to end of November).

Compensation is $35/hour. Payment is made for number of hours of teaching in the classrooms + 1 hour of prep time per school, per day.

For example if you teach 3 classes in a school on Tuesday mornings, your pay for that school will be 4X$35=$140 per day. If you also teach 2 classes in a second school on Tuesday afternoons, your pay for that school will be 3X$35=$105 per day. In this example, in total, you will earn $245 for each Tuesday.

NOTES:

  1. The programs run only for 10 weeks at a time.
  2. We cannot compensate for your commute time or expenses.

To Apply:

Please contact Educate@kidsgrowingcity.ca with your resume and a covering letter explaining why you think you are a good fit for this position and why you want to work for Kids’ Growing City, before end of February of 2019. We need time to train you for the position that starts on first week of April!

We look forward to meeting enthusiastic caring beings who want to make a difference!

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 4 2019    ID: 50942