Home | Job Postings | Grow Food
Hiring: Garden & Youth Project Lead (x4)
Type: age 30 & under / summer
Organization: Seeds of Diversity Canada | Youth in Food Systems
Location: Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge area, and beyond, Ontario
ABOUT SEEDS OF DIVERSITY
Seeds of Diversity Canada is a national non-profit organization based in Waterloo, Ontario, dedicated to the conservation and use of biodiversity in seeds, plants, and pollinators.
OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION
We are seeking four students to help facilitate and grow our youth food programming in the Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge area and beyond. See our website for background about our program.
The positions are 8 weeks for 35 hours per week paid at $19.00/hour.
Positions will begin between May 15th and July 10th, 2023. Roles and responsibilities will vary based on start and end dates - see Job Responsibilities below for more details.
Note: These positions are contingent on Canada Summer Jobs funding.
Job responsibilities will vary, and will involve a mix of remote work (60%) and in-person work (40%) throughout the Region of Waterloo. Our program has experienced significant growth over the last year, opening up a wide range of opportunities for exploring your areas of interest while gaining experience in food & sustainability work. The following are some of the key anticipated responsibilities, based on start and end dates of employment:
May 15th, 2023 - July 7th, 2023 (1 position)
June 12th, 2023 - August 4th, 2023 (1 position)
July 10th, 2023 - September 1st, 2023 (2 positions)
Please indicate in your application which of the above start and end dates is most suitable for you, including flexibility based on your availability this summer. Please note that individuals must be available for all in-person working days for the duration of their contracts. Each position will involve two in person garden days each week, as well as occasional evening and/or Saturday work.
WHO YOU ARE
We are looking for students and/or young professionals with an interest in food, gardening, and/or youth engagement, and those who see the value in working with young people to inspire change in our food systems.
The following attributes / experiences are essential to these positions:
The following attributes / experiences are nice-to-have:
All candidates must have a computer and inter net access in order to be successful in these positions.
All candidates must have access to transportation in and around Waterloo Region. All sites are located on bus routes; carpooling will be available when public transportation is not a feasible option.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants for this position are required to send a copy of their resume in a PDF or Word Document file. Please apply by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Garden & Youth Project Lead” in the subject line. Please include in the body of the email which start and end dates you prefer. Please mention that you saw this posting at FoodWork.
Interviews will be held virtually on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
We thank all applicants for their interest; we strive to communicate with all applicants within two weeks of application.
Note: The above is provided on an "As Is" basis and for general informational purposes only. People and Planet (also known as "FoodWork") is not responsible for the content, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, legality, reliability, quality or suitability of this posting. We do not screen or endorse the organizations or individuals involved. If you decide to accept an offer of employment, volunteering or any other arrangement, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against injury, abuse, non-payment or any other loss. Please read our full Terms & Conditions.
Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Mar 13 2023 ID: 67408