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Position: Farm Animator
Organization: Young Roots Farm
Location: Montréal & Grenville-sur-la-rouge, Quebec
Housing: room & board included


Type: summer job with room, board, salary ($3,700)
Organization: Camp Amy Molson:
Farm Program:

Contract Details: 11 weeks

Start date: June 15, 2021
End date: August 31, 2021
Acting Supervisors: Farm Coordinator and Camp Director, Camp Amy Molson

About us:

Camp Amy Molson (C.A.M.) is a non-profit sleepover camp for inner-city Montreal children, aged 5 to 13 years old, located in the beautiful foothills of the Laurentians in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, Quebec, an hour west of Montreal. Our camp is one of the most affordable in the province due to our sliding scale. Our mission is to provide children with a happy, outdoor experience where campers can build self-esteem, form positive relationships and develop healthy habits.

CAM’s Farm Program (Young Roots Farm) helps youth develop healthy relationships with nature while producing food (vegetables, eggs, mushrooms) on our small acreage mixed ecosystem farm. We use food production, youth entrepreneurship and ecological construction as the basis for engaging with a wide range of youth. We seek to integrate the unique elements of our site (forests, creeks, summer camp facilities, energy and waste of 200+ people, poultry, garden etc.) in a thoughtful and permaculture-inspired way to explore and inspire alternatives to the wasteful and exploitative economic practices that surround us.

Instagram @youngroots_farm

The Farm Animator:

We are seeking someone to join our team who is excited by the unique challenges and rewards of growing food and working with youth.

The Farm Team consists of the Farm Coordinator and a Farm Educator. We work closely together throughout the year and cover a lot of ground! The Farm Animator’s role would be to spend the spring learning to help run the farm (seeding, harvesting, bed preparation, watering schedules etc.) and then incorporate that knowledge to help run workshops with youth during summer camp season and keep the farm producing.Farming experience recommended but not required.

Tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting Farm Educator with lesson plan preparation and delivery
  • Animating engaging programming (cooking, harvesting, games, environmental lessons) to youth aged 5-17 years old
  • Social media savvy
  • Working with the team to grow food and manage the farm ecosystem while maximising ecological diversity and processes.
  • Working with the Farm Coordinator to become confident in planning and executing seeding, harvesting, and food storage.
  • Laborious tasks such as putting up fences, weeding, bed shaping, wheelbarrowing etc.
  • Assisting in planning and building the garden beds (including ordering seed, compost, and tools).
  • Composting food waste from the kitchen.
  • Assisting in other aspects of camp life (carnival days, evening program, keeping the peace in the dining hall).

We are seeking candidates with:

  • A passion for food and working with children and youth.
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and sensitivity for working with children from different backgrounds.
  • Adaptability to the fluid demands of farming and working with youth.
  • Ability to animate and teach groups of children/youth with different learning styles
  • Ability to use social media and wordpress
  • Ability to work in physically demanding conditions (rain, cold, bugs).
  • Ability to deal with rustic living conditions.
  • Fluency in English. Fluency in French also an asset.
  • A valid Quebec drivers license is an asset but not necessary.

We encourage applicants from underrepresented or marginalized communities to apply.

To Apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to garden(AT)

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 21 2021    ID: 59973