The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is currently seeking applicants for the position of Market Coordinator - Tsawwassen Farm School.
The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems
The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) is a research and outreach institute based on KPU’s Richmond, BC, campus. Through our integrated program of applied research, extension programming, and community engagement, we investigate and support regional food systems as key elements of sustainable communities. We focus predominantly on British Columbia but also extend our programming to other regions. More information is available at http://www.kpu.ca/isfs.
The Tsawwassen Farm School
The Tsawwassen Farm School is a collaboration between the Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) and the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). The first of its kind, the school fuses sustainable agriculture and traditional indigenous food systems as tools to build community and create dialogue around land stewardship for the future. The school program is open to all with curiosity on how to feed a growing population while restoring the land. The program curriculum takes place on traditional TFN lands on a 20 acre Certified Organic farm that boasts a medicine garden, a 2-acre mixed fruit orchard, a market garden, farm animals and incubator plots for continuing students. The Tsawwassen Farm School is a gathering place to raise awareness around human scaled alternative food production systems. More information is available at http://www.kpu.ca/tfnfarm.
Position Description: Market Coordinator – Tsawwassen Farm School
Wage: $17-19/ hour (based on experience)
Hours: 35-40 per week
Contract: Casual Service Contract, May-September 2017, may be eligible for extension or renewal in 2018
Supervisor: Dr. Kent Mullinix (ISFS Director), Corine Singfield (Farm Manager)
We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Market and Sales Coordinator. In this position, you will be the main point of contact for all the farm’s market channels. This position requires someone with outstanding interpersonal skills and customer service who is outwardly passionate and knowledgeable about sustainable local foods.
Duties and Responsibilities
Sales & Markets
To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to Corine Singfield (TFN Farm School Coordinator, ISFS) at:
and copy Caitlin Dorward (Senior Research Associate, ISFS) at caitlin.dorward kpu.ca* by the application deadline of March 1st , 2017.
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FoodWork ID: 38077 Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Feb 7 2017