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Position: Intergenerational Garden Coordinator
Type: fall job / fall student position
Hours: 20 hrs/wk, Sept 1 – Dec 15
Organization: Hastings Community Centre
Location: Vancouver BC

Overview & Description

  • Assist Food & Garden Coordinator with facilitation of workshops for all ages (kids to seniors), pop-up markets, and Community Work Days
  • Facilitate a newly established intergenerational garden program between seniors and families in the garden space
  • Plan and facilitate environmental, food, and garden workshops with the assistance of the Food & Garden Coordinator; including overseeing ongoing weekly programs such as Garden Crew and School Garden Days in partnership with A.R. Lord Elementary school.
  • Oversee and manage maintenance of the garden space including: soil prep, overwintering beds, seed starting, planting, watering, weeding, harvesting, composting, and food storage
  • Assist Food & Garden Coordinator with organization, training, and management of volunteers


  • Develop and care for the garden – plan and plant seedlings, coordinate watering schedule, maintain plant care throughout season
  • Planning and execute seeding, harvesting, and food storage.
  • Laborious tasks such as putting up fences, weeding, bed shaping, shoveling etc .
  • Assist in planning and building the garden beds (including ordering seed, compost, and tools)
  • Weigh and record harvest quantities. Compost food waste from the kitchen.

Qualifications, Skills, and Expectations

  • In order to be eligible for this program, hired youth must:
    • Be between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive)
    • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person as defined by the immigration and Refugee Protection Act
    • Be legally entitled to work in Canada
    • Be legally entitled to work according to any provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
    • Have been registered as a student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • Working towards a degree related to urban agriculture, permaculture, environmental studies, horticulture etc. an asset
  • Other experience (i.e. Home gardening) considered as well, with proof of knowledge
  • Experience in gardening or farming, specifically with fruits and vegetables
  • Great people skills and a passion for sharing knowledge about gardening with others
  • Fun and positive outlook
  • Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions, physically fit for gardening (bending over, weeding, etc.) able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Some personal gardening clothing and tools may be required

Hours: 20/Week

Compensation: $17/hour

Contract Term: Sep 1, 2019 – Dec 15, 2019

*We encourage applicants from underrepresented or marginalized communities to apply.

Please send resume and cover letter for Food and Garden Coordinator Shayna Huang, RD at by Wednesday August 21st, 2019.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Aug 14 2019    ID: 54491