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Position: Community Garden and Education Coordinator
Type: summer jobs / age 30 & under
Organization: Riley Park Community Garden
Location: Vancouver, BC

The Riley Park Community Garden is a project of Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. The garden is a community space tackling food security while enhancing community engagement.

The position will support an innovative model for food security with residents of the Riley Park area of Vancouver. This unique garden supports food growing, and special events. We are a shared garden, there are no individual plots. Most of the beds are common with various produce grown. We support our LMNH Settlement Services clients, the residents in the Modular Housing, seniors and other vulnerable community residents with the produce and our activities. We have a large selection of native plants, offer potlucks and celebrations and are places of learning for the schools and community groups.

The position will be knowledgeable on gardening to be able to support the Community Volunteer Gardeners and other groups on their Work Parties, document attendance, maintain the Potting Studio in the Riley Park Fieldhouse. The position will support community members in workshops, work parties and harvest celebrations. They will have the knowledge and skills to offer workshops and provide gardening education for all ages. They will document and share on social media the successes and progress of the seasonal garden. This includes highlighting the diversity of people that use the garden as a place-based gathering centre. This includes children, youth, seniors, newcomers and populations served by the Little Mountain Neighbourhood House.

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Required Qualifications

Must meet Canada Summer Jobs requirements:
To be eligible, you must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
  • Confident gardening ability
  • Knowledge and skills to offer place based and garden workshops and education
  • Social media skills and familiar with websites and mail chimp
  • Demonstrates respect and empathy for all
  • Have a phone and access to a computer
  • Able to pass a criminal background check
  • A valid driver’s license is an asset
  • Physically fit and happy to work outdoors

Key Details

  • 8 weeks, 30 hours per week
  • $16/hour
  • Starts either June 15 or July 3

Reporting and Mentoring

Report to the Community Engagement Coordinator, Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. The position will begin by doing a calendar work plan with highlighted dates including work parties, special events and community milestones. The position will participate in General and Green Team meetings, and is expected to participate in leading work parties. Photo documentation, social media and log book maintenance are part of this work. Work will include Saturdays. The position will have access to several knowledgeable community mentors including Master Gardeners, professors and community experts.

How to Apply

Email a short cover letter and resume in one document to:
with your name and the name of the job title with your preferred start date. Review of applications begins immediately. Once filled, the applications will be closed. Due to the high volume of applications, only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 1 2019    ID: 53302