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Position: Vegetable Gardener
Type: summer job / age 30 & under
Organization: Open Doors
Location: Burlington, Halton, Ontario

Do you love to work outside and have a passion for growing fruits & vegetables?

Are you interested in outreach & community food programming?

We are a diverse and inclusive community, looking to hire a vibrant & energetic person to work in our garden for 30 hours a week for 16 weeks. Candidates must be comfortable getting dirty, not melt in the rain, available some weekends and be adept at social media.

This role will support Open Doors Community Garden program through the general maintenance and care of garden beds, harvesting and distributing produce to agency programs. The candidate will work to continue good relationships with other community gardeners and like-minded social agencies with whom we collaborate. They will ensure volunteers are adhering to garden guidelines, with specific attention to COVID19 requirements. *all staff and volunteers must show proof of third vaccine

This position will also include some work from home opportunities as needed, including but not limited to social media campaigns and sign building.

Responsibilities for Summer Student Vegetable Gardener

  • Prepare, execute and plan for planting, maintaining, harvesting community garden
  • Engage in outreach activities to encourage participation by community members
  • Track garden related program statistics by recording program participation, distributing surveys
  • Maintain effective communication between volunteers, community members, partners
  • Prepare bi-weekly update reports for Open Doors Director
  • Occasionally act as a representative of the HFC at community garden outreach events

Skills and Qualifications

  • Assist in creating social change by empowering individuals and families to produce their own food
  • Work independently and collaboratively with multiple partners and collaborators
  • Excellent gardening skills and knowledge of organic gardening techniques an asset
  • Physically able to perform some manual labour including weeding, planting vegetables, and moving tables in a variety of weather conditions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to deal compassionately with individuals of different backgrounds, ages, and abilities
  • English speaking, and fluency in a language represented in our gardens community an asset (French, Arabic, Urdu, and Russian)
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle an asset, but not required
  • Able to work during the day, evenings, and occasional weekends
  • Familiarity with Burlington, Oakville, or Milton an asset

Please send your resume to asap as candidates will be considered continuously until position is filled.

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

Thank you to everyone who expresses interest, we will only be connecting with candidates we feel might fit the role.

Role to begin asap. 30/hr week $18/hr.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 20 2022    ID: 64062