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Community Garden Project Assistant – Youth Position 


Position Title: Community Garden Project Assistant – Youth Position 

Hours: 35 hours / week  

Starting Date:.  to be determined  

Rate of Pay: $16 - $18/hr (depending on experience) 


Cranbrook Food Action Committee identifies food insecurity as an important health issue in Cranbrook. 

Our vision is to have all residents of Cranbrook involved and well-informed on the value and need of a healthy, sustainable, local food supply that is respectfully accessible, safe, healthy, and available to all. We are seeking a keen and motivated individual to help facilitate community members grow food at the Cranbrook Public Produce Garden. The Garden is always unlocked (although there is a fence to keep the deer out!) and welcomes everyone in the community to come and take part in the life of a local food garden. From seeding to weeding to harvesting, all tasks are considered equal in this communally managed space. 


The successful candidate:  


1. Oversee Garden needs 

- determine and purchase supplies, seeds, and equipment 

- organize garden work and provide a list of tasks to be accomplished 

- create planting schedule and garden map 

- encourage, support and aid community members to grow and harvest 

2. Conduct Virtual Public Outreach 

- engage with community members and community groups online 

- write newsletters, new paper articles, social media posts 

3. Support Community Food Security Projects 

- assist with the operations of the Cranbrook Food Action Committee 

- aid food recovery project employees and food literacy project facilitator 





Skills and Experience:  


❖ An interest in horticulture, agriculture, community health, education or social service is required. 

❖ Knowledge or interest of current research and practices in food security, food systems or food growing. 

❖ Experience and/or working knowledge of planting and harvesting. 

❖ Demonstrated experience working productively and cooperatively both with minimal supervision and with a team. 

❖ Problem solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills. 

❖ Great oral communication skills, interpersonal and group facilitation skills. 

❖ Experience with social media and written communication. 

❖ Interest in learning and teaching new skills. 


Other Requirements  


❖ Must be between 15 and 30 years of age 


❖ Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred 


❖ Must have a valid Social Insurance Number and be legally entitled to work 


Deadline for Applications: May 8thth, 4:00 pm  

Submit to: Community Connections Society  

Attention: Tesha Head, Quality Assurance and Office Manager  

Let’s Work Together

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