Unique Summer Job Opportunity

Updated: 4 days ago

Program Assistant and Urban 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

  • Monday – Friday; from July 4, 2022 for 8 weeks (the position will include some Sat/Sun, depending on program delivery needs)

Who we are looking for:

An enthusiastic young person wanting to learn more about Japanese culture, growing heirloom Japanese vegetables, participating in the Nikkei Garden Farmers Market, the Powell Street Festival and assisting with activities and programs at Tonari Gumi. In addition, the position requires flexibility and is open to changes in duties.

Education and Experience:

  • At least one year of post-secondary education (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


  • 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

To apply & for inquiries:

Please send a cover letter and resume to the following with the subject line: Canada Summer Jobs

Keiko Funahashi, Executive Director

ed@tonarigumi.ca (Please also copy tg.gardeners@gmail.com)

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