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LOCAL FOOD & FARM EDUCATION

Position: Extension Assistant - Field Staff
Type: age 30 & under / summer
Organization: Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Location: KPU Richmond, Metro Vancouver BC

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

This role reports to Institute for Sustainable Food Systems Director - Kent Mullinix.

SUMMARY

The Extension Assistant Field Staff at the Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School (TFNFS) will assist in seasonal field work including harvesting, weeding, animal husbandry, crop maintenance, and various other field tasks. As an education farm dedicated to regenerative farming practices and local food systems, this position requires someone who is passionate about regenerative agriculture, building local food systems, and food systems education.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performing all farm tasks including transplanting, harvesting, post processing, weeding and seeding
  • Provide basic animal care for livestock which includes chickens and hogs
  • Lead and teach farm students and volunteers in basic farm tasks

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2+ years farm experience
  • A keen interest in small-scale, regenerative agriculture
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience leading students and volunteers
  • Physical ability to lift 45lbs repeatedly
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work outside in all weather
  • Interest in working with a diversity of people including the Tsawwassen First Nation community
  • Valid First Aid Certificate an asset
  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • Access to a vehicle for commuting to and from the farm is an asset

*This position is being funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program and the requirements of the program are as follows: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs.html

Does this role sound like it was made for you, yet you don’t check every box?

We at KPU understand that experiences and qualifications may look differently for everyone and, if this job description is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply.

Note to Applicants:

Kwantlen Polytechnic University welcomes and encourages applications from equity deserving groups and diverse experiences including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2S/LGBTQIA+ community.

If there are any barriers that you are experiencing or an accommodation that we can provide to support you through the application process, please reach out to us at humanresources@kpu.ca .

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 9 2022    ID: 64775