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Job Title: EarthBites Garden Educator, 2-3 schools
Organization: EarthBites 
Location:
Vancouver, BC

Hours per month: Average of 35 hours per month per school. The workload varies throughout the year with more hours expected between September and Mid-December, and between Mid-January and June. Decreased hours corresponds with school vacations. Summer maintenance can be up to 12 hours a week.

Pay per hour: $17- $20, depending on experience

Contract Duration: September 2021 – August 2022 with a 3-month probation period. Annual renewal dependent on funding.

Work Location: Schools in the City of Vancouver

EarthBites is looking to hire a person for the role of EarthBites Garden & Nutrition Educator. This position delivers lessons to students in participating EarthBites schools, working closely with children aged 5-12 years, sharing knowledge of healthy whole foods and a sustainable food system.

Background: EarthBites is a program offered to schools to help teach children about local food growth and nutrition through hands-on learning. EarthBites works closely with PACs, teachers and students, transforming their school garden space into outdoor classrooms that is fully utilized and integrated into the school curriculum. Visit the website at http://www.earthbites.ca for more information on EarthBites programs.

Job Description & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate to manage a school garden - garden planning, planting, maintenance, harvesting & processing of food
  • Collaborate to deliver lessons with a nutrition component, creating simple snacks with students (in line with current Covid Guidelines)
  • Love working with, and inspiring, 5-12 year olds
  • Deliver inquiry-based edible and garden education lessons to students outside in the garden, rain or shine
  • Collaborate with EarthBites to share ideas and to enhance and develop curriculum for the program overall
  • Help to supervise volunteers
  • Work with an EarthBites co-educator, teachers and school administration to ensure the program is carried out in an educational and safe manner

Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching 5-12 year old children
  • Experience with urban gardening and/or growing and harvesting food
  • Possess education in, or a proven passion for, the field of nutrition
  • Fluent in English
  • Public speaking or workshop delivery experience
  • Self-motivated, adaptable and a problem solver
  • Excellent people skills; ability to communicate with care and thoughtfulness as a representative of EarthBites
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Experience and skills managing volunteers
  • Able to accommodate a flexible schedule
  • Interest in Indigenous culture
  • Vehicle to carry groceries and lesson materials (car, bike, car share)
  • Ownership of a computer or laptop an asset

Submit your resume and cover letter quoting “EarthBites Garden Educator, July 2021” to krista@earthbites.ca by July 31, 2021.

We thank all candidates for their interest but due to the volume of applications we will only contact those selected for an interview.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 16 2021    ID: 60664