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SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS

Position: Food Systems & Design Education Coordinator
Organization: OUR Ecovillage

Location: Shawnigan Lake, South Vancouver Island, BC
Housing: this is a year round position with housing available onsite

Language requirement: Full fluency speaking Portuguese.

OUR Ecovillage — A 25 acre sustainable living permaculture demonstration site, education center and learning community on Vancouver Island.

This role has been crafted to work with food systems and OUR ECOVILLAGE’s ‘Village to Village’ programming with food/ farming/ design/ education as it relates to the Global South in the United Nations ‘Sustainable Development Goals’.  As a lead within food systems at OUR farm, a major emphasis will be on working with Brazilian educational travel programs and the learners who will be travelling from the Global South.

ROLE DESCRIPTION:  Working a 35 hour work week this role involves having an ongoing team of learners who have travelled to learn food production and food systems design in urban/rural farming techniques.  The role of the Gardens Coordinator is to manage the maintenance and production of food forests and annual productions while facilitating the learning of other learners/interns/volunteers for OUR Non-Profit learning centre.

Qualifications:

  • A strong interest in environmental, edible and organic landscape design and maintenance.
  • Agrologist experience, education, or degree.
  • A ‘Permaculture Design Certificate’.
  • A positive attitude & strong work ethic.
  • Experience with orcharding maintenance and use of all variety of garden tools and equipment
  • Academic level of working knowledge of edible garden plants (fruiting vines, fruit trees, vegetables)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team including living cooperatively in a farm setting.
  • Full fluency speaking Portuguese.
  • Compensation depending on experience.
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to and from job sites
  • Preference will be given to applicants that are passionate about sustainable food production and applying deep organic principles to garden maintenance

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Position is available immediately. Compensation will be dependent on experience.

To apply, please send a resume, 3 references and a brief letter stating why you want to work at OUR ECOVILLAGE’s Farm to: info@ourecovillage.org

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 16 2020    ID: 56851