[Sust-mar] Urban Greenhouse - Lead Food Grower, p/t, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Position: Lead Urban Greenhouse Food Grower (Part-­Time/Term) http://GoodWork.ca/962513
Organization: Hope Blooms Inc.
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Part time: 20 hrs. Per week
Term: 8-month duration with possible extension

Job Description: 

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, responsible for the design and facilitation of the youth and adult greenhouse program

Responsible for:
• Soil and nutrient management
• Identification and organic management of plant pests
• Optimization and management of water, light and temperature
• Crop production plans
• Composting
• Design and delivery of innovative, engaging workshops with youth
• Organizing and supervising a team of youth workers, volunteers, and junior leaders
• Facilitating leadership workshops for youth in junior leader roles (1 time per week)
• Delegating agricultural maintenance duties and taking lead responsibility in ensuring food production efficiency (including, crop planning, planting, fertilization scheduling, organic pest control, harvesting)
• Collaborating with other community youth and food organization within Halifax to:
• Make presentations to groups regarding program strategies and successes
• Build relationships with families and other community members
• Be available evenings and weekends as required

• Practical experience in organic horticultural production systems, both greenhouse and garden with knowledge/ interest in vertical farming/ hydroponics
• Experience in facilitating workshops and other group-­?learning formats
• Outstanding communication skills: written, verbal and listening
• Experience working with urban youth will be considered an asset
• Interest in and commitment to the community social enterprise model will be considered an asset
• Experience working with groups and ability to work in a fast-­?paced environment
• Ability to work un-­?supervised and independently, as well as part of a team
• Cultural competency (experience working in diverse communities)


Commensurate with skills and experience.

Please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to: 
info at hopeblooms.ca
subject: Lead grower position
No telephone calls, please.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

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