Term: May — November 2021
Funding eligibility: age 15-30 (see below)
The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is currently seeking applicants for the position of Farmers Market Lead and Field Assistant at KPU Farm Schools - Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Farmers Market Lead and Field Assistant at the Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School for the 2021 growing season. This position will lead the sale of farm products at farmers markets as well as assist with our CSA program. This position will also assist in seasonal field work including harvesting, weeding, animal husbandry, crop maintenance, amongst other field tasks. This position requires someone with some farming and sales/customer service experience. As an education farm dedicated to regenerative farming practices and local food systems, we are looking for someone who is passionate about regenerative agriculture, building local food systems, and food systems education.
The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems
The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) is a research and extension institute based at KPU’s Richmond campus. Through an integrated program of applied research, extension programming, and community engagement, ISFS investigates and supports regional food systems as key elements of sustainable communities. ISFS focuses its work predominantly within British Columbia but also extends to other regions. More information is available at http://www.kpu.ca/isfs.
Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School
Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School is a collaboration between the Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) and the ISFS. First of its kind, the school fuses regenerative 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 takes place on traditional TFN lands on a 20-acre, Certified Organic farm that boasts a 2-acre mixed fruit orchard, 5-7 acres in vegetable production, livestock (hogs and laying hens), and incubator plots for program graduates. The Tsawwassen First Nation 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: Field & Sales Assistant at KPU Farm Schools - Tsawwassen First Nation
Wage: $16-18/ hour (based on experience)
Hours: 40 hours per week; Wednesday-Sunday; work hours will vary depending on the day of the week
Contract: Casual Service Contract, May 2021 to November 2021
Supervisor: Dr. Kent Mullinix (ISFS Director), Katherine Hastie (Vegetable Production Manager)
Duties and Responsibilities
To apply for this position, please submit your resume to Katherine Hastie (Vegetable Production Manager) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application will remain open until the position is filled.
To be eligible, youth must:
*The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 14 2021 ID: 58308