Fresh Roots is growing our team! We are looking to hire the full-time summer positions below. Applicants must meet Canada Summer Job requirements:
Note: Details such as dates and location are dependent on Canada Summer Jobs funding and may change in response to public health directives related to COVID-19. This may affect employment contracts.
(1) Good Food Market Lead
The Fresh Roots Good Food Team operates our educational farms towards our production, sales and educational goals. In this key role under the direction of the Good Food Farm Manager, the Market Lead will operate our produce markets and CSA program. We are looking for a skilled retail manager, however will train inexperienced applicants who are motivated to learn.
For full details and to apply, go to: https://freshroots.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=40&source=other
(2) Good Food Farm Worker
If you love growing and sharing food with your community, landscaping, being outside with a team, and working with youth, this might be the position for you. Our farm team positions aim to empower new farmers to manage the ½ acre site they will cultivate through the season. Together, the farm team is responsible for assisting the Farm Manager in crop production (seeding, transplanting, weeding), harvesting, produce sales and leading youth in the growing and selling of our food.
For full details and to apply, go to: https://freshroots.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=39&source=other
(3) Farm Day Camp Facilitator
If you love seeing kids find joy in holding worms or discover that kale is their favorite food, if you have a favorite silly vegetable song or game, and if you think camp is the best part of summer, this might be the position for you! Day Camp Facilitators will facilitate Camp Fresh Roots programming for kids ages 5-11 at our Vancouver schoolyard farms. Our camp programming includes educational activities, games, songs, farm work, harvesting, cooking, and sharing food, field trips, and more. Day Camp Facilitators will work as part of a small team to lead a mix of pre-planned and camper-directed activities, with the opportunity for you to create programming you’re passionate about.
For full details and to apply, go to: https://freshroots.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=38&source=other
(4) SOYL Program Facilitator
If you are passionate about working with teens (Grades 9 to 12), and cultivating personal growth and community leadership through food, this could be the job for you! As a SOYL Program Facilitator, you will work to inspire and engage SOYL youth at one of our schoolyard farms! As a SOYL Program Facilitator, you will work as a team to inspire and engage youth by leading workshops, assisting with logistics and communications and delivering the program itself. A key part of the SOYL program is getting youth participants involved in working on the farms. In this role, you will assist the Farm Manager in growing food on school grounds including leading youth in taking part in crop production (seeding, weeding, transplanting), harvesting and perennial / landscape care.
For full details and to apply, go to: https://freshroots.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=41&source=other
Submit a resume, plus either a short cover letter OR video introduction. Your cover letter or video should introduce yourself, share why you want this position, and what you hope to gain from the position if hired. Videos should be no more than 3 minutes, and must be shared via a link in the “website, blog, or portfolio” line. Cover letters should be no more than 500 words and must be uploaded as a document. Please note that we are not judging videos based on your video editing skills, and neither videos nor cover letters are preferred. Choose the option that best lets you shine.
Fresh Roots is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.
We regret that due to the high volume of applicants only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
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About Fresh Roots
Our Vision is Good Food For All, which is realized when youth have the skills, capacity, and will to act as food citizens and land stewards, to grow and share healthy food for themselves, their families, and the planet! To make this vision a reality, we cultivate educational farms and programs where students dig into meaningful connections with the land, food, and each other, inspiring communities to build just food systems.
About the Good Food Program
The Fresh Roots Good Food Farm Team cares for two ~½ acre farms on secondary school grounds in Vancouver. The farms produce annual vegetables which are sold at our markets, through a CSA, and contribute to food security programs. We strive to foster growing space that models sustainable ecosystems and acts as the living classroom for our education programs. To learn more about Fresh Roots, visit our website.
About Camp Fresh Roots
Camp Fresh Roots offers joyful, risk-aware day camp programming led by well-trained, caring staff on Fresh Roots schoolyard farms and food lands in South Vancouver and Coquitlam. We welcome campers from a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities, and we offer sliding scale registration to make our camps as accessible as possible. Staff receive 40 hours of training, including in depth training on health and safety, camp programming, and diversity and inclusion. Learn more about the camp at freshroots.ca/camp.
The SOYL (Sustainable Opportunities for Youth Leadership) program will engage with ~45 high school youth across the lower mainland in 2022. Youth receive a stipend for participation in the program, which includes work on the farms, at markets, in preparing food for shared meals, and engagement in workshops, field trips and activities. The program focuses on collaborative work, practical skills, food-systems thinking, and social-emotional development. SOYL runs for 6 weeks during the summer (summer school dates) at three locations: Coquitlam, Delta & Vancouver. Each SOYL location is situated on a Fresh Root’s schoolyard farm, with two SOYL facilitators at each location, who work collaboratively on that site with the Farm Manager to lead youth.
If you would like to know more about SOYL please take a look at freshroots.ca/soyl
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 13 2022 ID: 62411