[sust-mar] Garden Coordinator, summer job, Get the Town Growing, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

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Position: Garden Coordinator
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: Get the Town Growing
Location: Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Get the Town Growing is a community-led initiative with the goal of creating edible landscapes in the downtown core of Antigonish, NS. Our goals are: to provide accessible (free and reachable) fresh food for everyone by growing it in central public spaces; use these edible landscapes as a catalyst for promoting education around fresh local food and sustainable gardening practices and food security; and to create a sense of abundance in our community by having beautiful food grown by volunteers coming together in celebration!

We are looking to hire a Garden Coordinator this season!

This 30-hour a week, summer position runs 8 weeks is ideally suited to a motivated, self-starter. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional interpersonal, superior written and oral communication skills, an ability to interact with community members, other stakeholders and town officials.

As the Garden Coordinator you will be responsible for the following:
• Engaging the public in the care of the Get-The-Town-Growing gardens in the town of Antigonish through social media, PSAs, and other promotional opportunities.
• Responsible for the weeding and watering of gardens, while supporting the care of the gardens by community members. 40%
• Updating Get the Town Growing Facebook page and coordinating collective planting, clean-up, weeding and watering schedules.
• Liaising with other Food security initiatives in the Town of Antigonish and updating committee members on those activities.
• Act as a representative of Get the Town Growing Initiative in community meetings and gatherings.

The Garden Coordinator position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs and so the candidate must be:
• between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
• was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
• intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
• is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;
• is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;
• is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations
• Must have experience with gardening, growing food, community organizing.
• Preference will be given to those with a combination of work experience and a program focus on food growing.
• The candidate must be physically capable of managing the physical responsibilities of managing a garden.

*Unfortunately, foreign students are not eligible.

Pay per hour: $11.00

Reports to: Get the Town Growing Lead, Dave Maybee

Approximate Start date: June 6, 2016

Approximate End date: August 1, 2016

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: 
growantigonish at gmail.com

The deadline for applications is midnight on June 3rd.


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