SUMMER JOBS & STUDENT JOBS
Positions: Eco Farm Skills Intern
Organization: Northern Environmental Action Team
Location: Fort St John / Dawson Creek /Hudson's Hope, BC
NEAT is looking for a group of candidates that enjoy being outside, working with their hands, and building community! If you are self-motivated, enjoy local food, and can work independently, this job might be perfect for you!
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The Local Ecological Farm Support Workers are based in Fort St John, BC or Hudson’s Hope, BC and will report to the Northern Co-Hort Assistant. The Farm Support Workers will:
- Engage in mentorship from Northern Co-hort producer members
- Perform short term work on ecological farms throughout the Region, taking direction from owners
- Promote knowledge of local small scale ecological agriculture and horticulture practices
- Execute local pop up markets providing hands-off sales for Northern Cohort members
- Support the coordination of community outreach and information sessions
- Research topics and prepare written materials about various aspects of ecological agriculture
- Support local farmers in telling their story by ensuring to capture fun activities, beautiful views, specific production techniques and people connecting to the land
- Ensure materials for all activities are gathered and ready for use;
- Perform risk assessments daily, weekly, and as necessary to keep all participants and staff safe;
- Complete all mandatory daily/weekly reports and participate in weekly meetings;
- Represent NEAT and the Northern Co-Hort Program professionally at all times
- Be a positive team player
- Complete other duties as assigned
This position may require a varied workweek schedule to accommodate special events and other activities.
- Interest in the environment, sustainable agriculture, or a related field
- Sensitivity to and knowledge of environmental issues
- Excellent communication and public speaking skills
- Ability to build community relationships and use information from the community to guide program direction
- Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
- Ability to work unsupervised and demonstrate motivation and initiative
- Ability to work varied hours (mornings, evenings, and weekends)
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet usage
REQUIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
To be eligible for the program, job applicants should meet the following criteria:
- Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
- Valid BC Driver’s License and regular access to a vehicle
- Meets requirements for working with children
- Subject to security review
Term of Position
- This is a temporary full-time position. Hours of the position will vary according to the activities being undertaken, averaging 35-40 hours per week
- Compensation based upon experience
- Reimbursement for use of personal vehicle at $0.54 per kilometer
This position starts with qualified candidates