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POSTED: APRIL 25, 2023
Position: General Farm Assistant
This is a Canada Summer Jobs position for the duration of 8 weeks, 37.5 hours per week. To be eligible, candidates must:
be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period;
be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment ; and,
have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
Terms of Employment:
Temporary Full Time – 37.5 hours/wk - $17.00/hour
Monday – Friday; from June, 2022 for 8 weeks (the position will include some Sat/Sun, depending on program delivery needs)
Who we are looking for:
Community garden assistance: Youth will be working at several community gardens managed by the organization. Duties will include cultivating, irrigating and harvesting crops to support the Meals-on-Wheels lunch program for ethnic seniors.
Community food security initiative administrative assistance: Youth will track the progress of food production, and promote and educate the community on the farm/food security project - with emphasis on the food support for the Tonari Gumi Seniors’ lunch program. Promotion and education activities include writing articles for the National Japanese Canadian magazine as a guest student columnist, Tonari Gumi’s community newsletter and on the organization's social media. Other administrative tasks include providing administrative support at the non-profit's seniors centre, in the Meals-on-Wheels program and at community events such as the Powell Street Festival food booth.
Education and Experience:
Completion of Grade 11 or 12 (an alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable).
Experience working with not-for-profit organizations an asset
Preference will be given to those with interest in Japanese culture and farming
Full License and Clean Drivers Abstract is not necessary, but would be an asset.
Skilled in Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
Good communication skills
Ability to manage time efficiently
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Must enjoy outdoor field work