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Position: Farm School Assistant Volunteer - 4 or 8 Week Internship
Organization: Black Creek Community Farm
Location: Jane and Steele, Toronto / North York, Ontario

Our 8-acre organic urban farm is looking for volunteers to support our Farm School program. Students from Kindergarten to High School come on field trips to the farm and take part in our agricultural and outdoor education programs. Join the team at Black Creek Community Farm (Jane & Steeles), get fully trained in our many hands-on, engaging programs, gain teaching experience and have fun while doing it!

Qualifications:

Necessary:

  • Recent teacher graduate, OCT certified or working towards graduating

  • Have experience working with children in an outdoor setting

  • Have good organizational & communication skills

  • Punctual and professional

  • Passionate about: working outside, farming & growing food, sustainable agriculture, deepening children’s connection to the earth

  • Confidence to teach our programs to children from Kindergarten to Grade 8

  • Recent vulnerable sector screening required (paid for by us if you do not already have one)

Assets:

  • Graduated from a related field (Education, Outdoor Education, Environmental Studies, etc.)

  • Have farming experience - growing vegetables, working with livestock, honey bees and/or vermicompost

  • Have outdoor education experience

  • Live in or have a strong knowledge of the Jane Finch community

  • Have experience working with racialized and diverse groups of people

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Commit to the full 4- or 8-week internship program (part- & full-time positions available)

  • Lead engaging activities with groups of up to 15 students (K – Grade 8)

  • Assist with set-up & clean-up of activities

  • Be prepared to work outside in all weather conditions (cold, rain, sun, heat)

  • Able to lift up to 40lbs of soil, garden tools, etc.

Positions & Dates:

  • All interns will be required to attend a full day training on April 30th, 2018

  • Positions can be part or full time, priority will be given to those who have more availability

  • 8 week internship from May to June – 1 position available

  • 4 week internship for the month of May – 1 position available

  • 4 week internship for the month of June – 1 position available

If you are interested in this internship opportunity, please send your resume & cover letter to farmkids@blackcreekfarm.ca with the subject line: Internship Application. Please include which internship duration you would like (4 or 8 week) & your daily availability (Mon-Fri) in your cover letter.

Black Creek Community Farm is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status or any other legally-protected factors.

Please note that only candidates selected for the interview process will be contacted

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GoodWork ID: 45210       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Apr 18 2018