[Sust-mar] Falls Brook Centre: Employment and Internship Opportunities

Peter Watson pwatson at chebucto.ns.ca
Fri Feb 1 10:35:30 EST 2008

Submitted by p2 at planetfriendly dot net  

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1) Position: Renewable Energy Coordinator

2) Opportunity: New Brunswick Organic Farm Apprenticeship Program



Position: Renewable Energy Coordinator

Organization: Falls Brook Centre http://www.fallsbrookcentre.ca

Location: Knowlesville, New Brunswick

Job Description:

The Renewable Energy Coordinator will be responsible for 

a range of RE activities at Falls Brook Centre and will

coordinate FBC's Climate Change Programming:

1. Coordinate FBC Climate Change and Renewable Energy

Outreach Activities: Centred on the Climate Change Bus,

FBC's Mobile Climate Change & Renewable Energy Education 

and Outreach Vehicle.

2. Maintain and Expand On-site Renewable Energy

Demonstrations: Existing systems Include Solar and Wind

Powered Net-Metering Site, Biodiesel Facility, Off-Grid

buildings, Solar Thermal Water heating systems, Weather

monitoring stations, and interactive displays.

3. Develop and Deliver Hands on Renewable Energy Training

and Education materials.

4. Link with local, national, and international efforts to

promote Appropriate Technology systems.

Remuneration: $28,000/yr with a one-year contract.

Possibilities for a contract extension and involvement with

other FBC Renewable Energy and other climate change projects

and initiatives.

Applications will be accepted by e-mail & fax. Applicants

should electronically provide a resume and a cover letter

highlighting their qualifications for this position. Only

those selected for an interview will be contacted. Deadline

for receiving resumes February 29th 2008. Applications will

be considered as they come in and decisions made


For a more detailed job description along with required

qualifications go to:


Send applications to Jean Arnold, ja at fallsbrookcentre.ca

Visit our website: http://www.fallsbrookcentre.ca



Opportunity: New Brunswick Organic Farm Apprenticeship Program

Organization: Falls Brook Centre http://www.fallsbrookcentre.ca/agriculture

Location: various locations in New Brunswick, Canada

Application deadline: Feb 22, 2008

Starting date: May 2008

Have you ever wanted to live the life of an organic farmer,

but didn't know where to start? Are you an organic farmer

with lots to work and experience to share, but no one to

teach? Do you have questions about how to improve areas of

organic farming, and ideas for on-farm experiments? If you

answered "yes" to any of these questions, the Organic Farm

Apprenticeship is for you!

Falls Brook Centre (FBC), the Organic Agriculture Centre of

Canada (OACC), New Brunswick Department of Agriculture

(NBDAFA), the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network

(ACORN) and New Brunswick organic farms have collaborated 

to design a program to build the Atlantic Canadian organic


Through daily work, monthly field days, structured

workshops and on-farm research projects, farmers and

apprentices will expand their knowledge and experience in

organics. Workshops will cover a wide range of essential

organic farming topics from philosophy to cover crops, pest

management, soil health, composting, animal husbandry and

more. On-farm research projects focus on developing farmer

and apprentice knowledge about a specific area of interest

to the farm (e.g. pest control, variety trials, marketing,

etc.) and are supported by research advisors from both 


The Organic Farm Apprenticeship is open for applications.

Both organic farmers and apprentices are encouraged to

apply, with priority given to those in New Brunswick. For

application forms, farm descriptions and more information

about the program, visit Falls Brook Centre's website

http://www.fallsbrookcentre.ca or contact Shannon Herbert,

Organic Agriculture Program Coordinator at

shannon at fallsbrookcentre.ca or (506) 375-4310.




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