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Position: Organic Gardener
Type: summer job
Organization: Earthwise Society

Location: Delta, Metro Vancouver, BC
Eligibility: enrolled in a program related to environmental studies, biology, horticulture, etc (see below)

Earthwise Society is a not for profit, charitable organization that has been a leader in community-based environmental education for over 30 years. The Society runs demonstration projects for sustainable land use in Tsawwassen and Agassiz BC. We have an exciting opportunity at our Delta location for an articulate and energetic individual who has a passion for organic gardening and wants to make a personal contribution towards sustainability. Reporting to the Garden Program Coordinator, the Organic Gardener will be responsible for the following:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in maintaining the Earthwise Demonstration Garden as a destination community resource, ensuring that it is inviting and welcoming for visitors
  • Help to build or maintain other demonstration gardens in the community
  • Greet visitors to the garden, provide information to the public on ecological gardening
  • Assist with the delivery of horticultural education and therapeutic horticulture programs for youth, adults and seniors
  • Help with plant propagation from seeds and division
  • Assist with special events at Earthwise or in the community
  • Lead teams of volunteers in gardening or other tasks

Qualifications:

  • Be currently a full-time student who will be returning to college or university in the fall
  • Be enrolled in a program related to environmental studies, horticulture, or similar
  • Be self-motivated, flexible, willing to take initiative, work well independently and in a team environment
  • Be physically fit and enjoy working outside in all kinds of weather
  • Have experience gardening and/or a strong personal interest in organic gardening
  • Proven ability in working effectively with volunteers and/or co-workers
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident (Service Canada requirement)

Note: This is a full-time position of 35-hours per week for 8 weeks with the possibility of extension. Wage is $15.20/Hour. Weekend work will be required

To Apply:

If interested please submit a cover letter and resume to outreach@earthwisesociety.bc.ca

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 27 2021    ID: 59627