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Position: Assistant Seed Librarian (Seed Packager)
Organization: Village Vancouver Transition Society
Location: Vancouver, BC

Village Vancouver is seeking an energetic and organized individual with a passion for community development to assist with our seed library programs, as well as our community garden, DIY planter box, and other food and gardening programs, and the longer-term community and environmental goals of this dynamic non-profit society. Please visit our website at to learn more about us.

In compliance with Canada Summer Jobs guidelines, applicants must:

  • be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or have official refugee protection status, and be legally entitled to work in Canada

  • be between the ages of 15 and 30


  • Interest in community development
  • Ability to work well with management, board, staff, volunteers and others
  • Ability to take direction well and to show initiative
  • Experience working, studying, or collaborating with people from diverse cultures and economic backgrounds
  • Seed saving and/or gardening experience an asset
  • Familiarity with the Kitsilano neighbourhood and the Westside an asset
  • Ability to occasionally lift moderately heavy to heavy items

Projects and tasks:

Primary task:

Producing and filling seed packets for our seed libraries

Tasks may also include:

  • Filling seed orders, processing seed donations, and helping to maintain and restock our seed libraries
  • Developing educational and promotional material for seed saving efforts
  • Helping organize in-person and socially-distant / virtual seed saving and other workshops and seed saver club meetings and participating in seed saver meetings
  • Filling DIY planter kit orders
  • Assisting with plant and bee house giveaways
  • Helping with Village Vancouver socially-distant / virtual workshops and activities
  • Other seed, gardening, and general tasks as needed

Rate of pay: $16.05 per hour + 4% in lieu of vacation

Job duration and hours: Start date flexible, between November 22 and December 5. End date February 26 2022 (402 hours total) between 28-34 hours/week for 12-14 weeks. Mutually agreeable schedule to be determined.

Location: A combination of Field House McBride Park (Kitsilano, Vancouver), remotely, with potential restocking of VV community seed libraries gardens, gardening at VV gardens, and other related tasks around Vancouver.

Deadline for Applications: November 15 or until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest in this position and your eligibility for employment, and a resume, including three references to as soon as possible to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Village Vancouver Transition Society is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and social justice. We specifically encourage newcomers to Canada (arrived in Canada 5 years ago or less), Indigenous youth, racialized youth, LGBTQ2S+ youth, and women to apply.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 12 2021    ID: 61871