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Summer job: Community Garden Program Worker
Reports to: Manager of Urban Agriculture and Adult Education
Organization: Scadding Court Community Centre 
Location:
 Dundas W & Bathurst, Toronto, Ontario

Employment Category: seasonal, 8-week contract starting July 2022 with possibility of extension
Rate of Pay: $16.50 per hour plus 4% Vacation Pay
Hours of Work: up to 35 hours per week as scheduled

Apply: By 5pm, Thursday, June 30. Email Rebecca Keenan, Director of Operations at rebecca@scaddingcourt.org . Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork. If you require accommodation, please email Rebecca or phone 416 392-0335. 

Position Summary:

The Community Garden Program Worker will assist with preparing and maintaining community garden plots, communicating with program participants, co-facilitating garden education programs, workshops, and events, and supporting the maintenance of Scadding Court’s collective garden plots.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with maintaining Scadding Court’s community garden and collective garden plots including planting, irrigation, weed removal, harvesting and composting.
  2. Oversee maintenance of the pollinator garden in Alexandra Park including planting, weed removal, irrigation, and seed collection.
  3. Work cooperatively with volunteers at the Alexandra Park Diversity Garden to complete gardening tasks.
  4. Co-facilitate the weekly Roots and Shoots garden education program.
  5. Assist with planning and facilitating workshops and events.
  6. Support with ongoing and final program evaluation activities.
  7. Adhere to and promote the organization’s Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination policy.
  8. Perform other related duties as required.

Job Requirements:

  1. Must be between 15 and 30 years of age and be eligible to register for the Youth Job Connection Program with Newcomer Women’s Services.
  2. Ability to work on feet and perform physical activities for extended periods.
  3. Ability to lift heavy/large objects, such as bags of soil and gardening equipment.
  4. Willingness to work in all kinds of weather.
  5. Possession of valid safe food handling, CPR and First Aid Certificates would be useful.
  6. Ability to work cooperatively with co-workers, volunteers, and community members.
  7. Must provide proof of full vaccination in accordance with Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Qualifications:

  1. Relevant training and experience in the areas of urban agriculture and/or community gardens.
  2. Experience working with volunteers in a community setting
  3. Demonstrated ability to relate well to people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, socio-economic levels, gender identities and abilities.
  4. Excellent communication skills in English; ability to speak additional languages an asset.
  5. Strong organizational and time management skills.
  6. Experience with multi-tasking in a busy environment.

Apply: By 5pm, Thursday, June 30. Email Rebecca Keenan, Director of Operations at rebecca@scaddingcourt.org . Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork. If you require accommodation, please email Rebecca or phone 416 392-0335. 

Scadding Court Community Centre is an equal opportunity employer.

Visit scaddingcourt.org to learn more about who we are and what we do.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 23 2022    ID: 64922