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SUMMER JOBS & STUDENT JOBS

Positions: Summer Camp Grower Educators
Organization: Growing Young Farmers
Location: Victoria, Langford, & Sidney, BC

Growing Young Farmers Society (GYFS) is a non-profit that builds and staffs school gardens in and around Victoria BC. Our program emphasizes the importance of local, organic, sustainable food sources and teaches children and youth how to grow healthy produce - and encourages them to share their knowledge with their families and community

We are currently looking for facilitators to help run our half-day and full-day summer camps that run from mid-July to Mid-August. We are looking for someone who loves to work with kids, has a passion for gardening, and can commit to working a minimum of 5 days straight for 4-7 hours each day with paid lunch. The job pays $20 hour and is perfect for someone who wants to make a bit of extra money this summer but isn't able to commit to a full/part-time job. This is also a great opportunity for the applicant to see what our organization is about- with potential for a more long-term position as a School Grower Educator (in the fall) or as Board Member.

The three summer camps we are currently hiring for are located at

1) Government House (Victoria)

Our Summer Camp at Government House has been running 4 four years now and usually entails starting the kids off in the morning with a tour of the school garden, some creative time, some time for garden lessons, and a mid-day swim with the kids at Crystal Pools. We are currently looking to staff the following weeks.

July 5-9 (9am-4pm full day)
July 19-23 (9am-4pm full day)
July 26-30 (9am-4pm full day)
Aug 9-13 (9am-4pm full day)
Aug 16-20 (9am-4pm full day)

2) Lohbrunner Community Farm (Langford/ Metchosin)

Our Summer Camp at Lohbrunner Community Farm is a beautiful space set close to Happy Valley School and has also been running for 4 years. These short days will fly by as you and the kids tour the farm and talk about gardening practices.

July 12-16 (9am-12pm half-day)
July 19-23 (9am-12pm half day)
July 26-30 (9am-12pm half day)
Aug 3-6 (9am-12pm half day)
Aug 16-20 (9am-12pm half day)

3) Sandown Center for Regenerative Agriculture (Sidney)

This is our first year having a summer camp at Sandown Regenerative Agriculture and we are super excited to show the kids the good work that this incubator farm is doing.

July 19-23rd (9-12pm half-day)
Aug 3-6th (9-12pm half day)
Aug 9-13th (9-12pm half day)

To Apply:

If you are interested in the job please contact brooke@gyfs.ca with the following information:

Name:

Preferred Contact Method:

Gardening/ Farming Experience:

Experience supervising or teaching children:

Preferred Summer Camp Location (Victoria, Langford, Sidney)

Which week(s) would you be available? (see above list based on location)

With *attached copy of Resume*

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 9 2021    ID: 60223