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Current Job Opportunities

Garden Coordinator - Job Posting

 

The Tofino Community Food Initiative is seeking to hire a Garden Coordinator that will oversee our Wickaninnish School Garden, Tofino Local Food Booth and Community Garden Programs.

 

Hours: Part-time, approx. 15 hours/week

Wage: TBD

 

What you’ll be doing:

School Garden (65%):

  • Lead the Wickaninnish Elementary School Recess Club & After School Club, Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Plan & Coordinate kids’ school garden activities

  • Liaise between TCFI staff, school employees, after school program coordinator, school chef, and Parental Advisory Committee

  • Maintain the school vegetable garden and food forest, during the school year and summer months 

  • Oversee compost maintenance

  • Plan volunteer days/work bees for large projects in the school garden

  • Lead school garden fundraising activities

Saturday Market (25%):

  • Plant seedlings to sell at market

  • Set up and Take down of weekly market tent

  • Sell produce, tote bags, pickled kelp etc. at the market

  • Responsible for cash handling and recording sales

  • Coordinate with Tofino Ucluelet Culinary Guild to source island produce

  • Coordinate with local gardeners to source local produce

  • Represent TCFI to the public, share information about events/workshops

  • Recruit and train market volunteers

Community Garden (10%):

  • Liaise with Tofino Botanical Gardens staff gardeners and landowners

  • Organize spring callout for garden plot and plot assignment

  • Maintain garden and gardening supplies

 

Skills we’re looking for:

  • Experience working with youth and children

  • Experience working with people of varied cultures, backgrounds and experiences

  • Advanced gardening experience (Organic Master Gardener or equivalent is preferred)

  • First Aid certified

  • Effective and kind communicator

  • Organized and self-motivated

 

We encourage people of colour, members of the LGBTQQIP2SAA community, people of all genders and abilities, and members of other underrepresented communities to apply. A criminal record check will be required upon acceptance of a job offer.

Please submit a CV & cover letter to leah@tofinocommunityfoodinitiative.com by midnight on August 21st, 2019. For more information about our organization & mission, please see our website: www.tofinocommunityfoodinitiative.com

© 2015 Tofino Community Food Initiative

P.O. Box 391 Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0

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