[sust-mar] Organic and Local Food, summer job, Falls Brook Centre, Fredericton NB & Glassville

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Position: Organic Agriculture and Local Food Apprentice
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: Falls Brook Centre
Location: Fredericton and Glassville, New Brunswick (accom. available, see below)

Application deadline: April 25, 2016
Approximate start date: May 9, 2016
Term: This is a full-time, 16 week position.


FBC has been maintaining 2.5 acres of certified organic gardens and orchards for 17 years. FBC hosts organic agriculture workshops annually, addressing local food production toward increasing food security in rural and urban communities. Workshop topics include: Shiitake mushrooms, garden planning, soil management, compost, seed starting, seed saving, harvest and preservation of food for winter storage, etc. You will be reinvigorating FBC’s organic education programming and maintaining a beautiful 2.5-acre organic garden and orchard!

You are an excited, capable, and sustainability-minded individual. You are organized and efficient, and demonstrate excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills. However, you are also able to work independently and show remarkable drive and initiative. You are able to meet deadlines under pressure and produce deliverables outlined by your supervisor.

• On-site organic agriculture demonstration development, in conjunction with FBC staff and external partners
• On-site maintenance of organic permaculture garden spaces
• Development of educational resources and dissemination of resources
• Facilitating on-site and community-based education projects, workshops, and local food events

The OALF Apprentice will work closely with and report directly to the Communities and Local Foods Coordinator.

Skills and Job Requirements: 
• Secondary education required.
• English proficiency required. Bilingualism (English and French) is preferred.
• First Aid and CPR-C training is an asset.
• Summer apprentices must be able to travel to Fredericton, NB from Glassville, NB as necessary throughout the contract period. Accommodation in Glassville, NB will be made available at the staff discount.


Applicants must have been enrolled in full-time studies at a secondary educational institution for the term immediately preceding their application (Winter 2016) and must be intending to return to full-time studies at an educational institution in the term immediately following the end of the contract (Fall 2016).

To apply:

Please send; a cover letter clearly indicating how you meet the qualifications for this position; a resume highlighting your education, work, and volunteer experience; and contact information for three references to our Administrative Assistant at: 
admin at fallsbrookcentre.ca 
Please ensure that the three documents are contained in a single .pdf. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Falls Brook Centre does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, colour, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. Members of any minority group are encouraged to apply.

Falls Brook Centre is an education and demonstration centre that inspires people to work together using environmentally friendly practices to create thriving local communities.


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