[sust-mar] Sustainability Communications, f/t 1 year contract/intern, Wolfville Farmers Market, Nova Scotia

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Position Title: Sustainability Communications Manager
Organization: Wolfville Farmers' Market
Location: Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Position Status: 12 month position (September start date)
Eligibility requirements: age 30 and under (see below)

Hours: Full-time [37.5 hours per week]
Wage: $16 per hour

This role is offered as part of the Clean Leaders Science Horizons Internship program.

The vision of the Wolfville Farmers’ Market (WFM) is to better the health and vibrancy of our community and the mission is to provide a fair and direct market venue for locally-produced goods and services in an environment that inspires and nourishes community.

The role of the Sustainability Communications Manager will be to develop our communication and marketing plans and manage all promotional programs including events, media/public relation campaigns, social media accounts, e-newsletters and youtube channel for all services of the Wolfville Farmers’ Market including a Wednesday and Saturday Market, WFM2Go and Rentals. The Promotions Manager will be responsible for providing and managing content including photography, videography, text and graphics for these programs. The Sustainability Communications Manager will also provide Vendor training which will help vendors develop the skills they need to market their own businesses more effectively in the Farmers’ Market environment.


Duties and responsibilities:
• The successful candidate will develop a technical communication and marketing plan promoting the markets eco-tourism, green retail and local agriculture practices
• Manage a suite of promotional programs including events, media/public relation campaigns
• Manage all social media accounts, publish the e-newsletters and monitor the youtube channel for all services of the Wolfville Farmers’ Market including a Wednesday and Saturday Market, and WFM2Go (the WFM’s online store and delivery service)
• Will be responsible for providing and managing content that educates and increases the communities’ knowledge about local producers and their sustainable farming, production practices, including photography, videography, text and graphics for these programs.
• They will also provide e-marketing training to help vendors develop the skills to illustrate their own sustainable businesses more effectively in the Farmers’ Market environment.
• Assisting in the operations of the Markets including set-up and tear-downs

• Minimum of two years’ experience in the Public Relations or Communications
• College or university graduate with a degree and able to work in a STEM related field
• A passion for the environment and a strong appreciation for the impacts of local producers
• Strong e-marketing and social media skills
• Confident communication skills
• Self-motivated, curious and adaptable, able to work as an individual and as part of a team
• Able to lift 40 lbs within the context of setting up and tearing down for Markets
• Comfortable in the dynamic environment of a Market with multiple stakeholders with competing needs

Applicant Requirements:

This position is funded through a grant from the Clean Foundation (in partnership with The Department of Environment and Climate Change) that has the following requirements of the applicant:
• No more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship (this is due to a subsidy funding stipulation only)
• Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada
• Available to work for the full duration of the position
• Not currently employed as a paid employee at the host organization
• Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
• Not receiving employment insurance during their internship
• Unemployed or underemployed

Application Process:

The Wolfville Farmers’ Market will be accepting applications until August 3rd; and will require both a resume and a cover letter emailed to Market Manager, Kelly Marie Redcliffe at:

manager at wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca


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