Job Posting 70811

Urban Agriculture Manager Assistant
Richmond Food Security Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Richmond
closes in 6 days (Mon, 17 May)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $18/hour

Richmond Food Security Society (RFSS) is a registered charity aspiring to create a resilient local food system through education, advocacy, and community-building initiatives.  

Our society’s mandate and vision is for a healthy, sustainable, and local food system in Richmond. We are working towards this through education programs for both adult and youth audiences. We provide workshops on ecological gardening and food skills, with topics ranging from creating a pantry to easy healthy lunch options. We also work in Richmond schools with our Kids in the Garden program, providing children the opportunity to learn where their food comes from and how to grow it themselves. 

Our programs focus on community-building initiatives, establishing and nurturing relationships between community members as well as organizations. Our fruit gleaning program provides opportunities for not only the reduction of food waste but also for the volunteers to connect with other like-minded individuals and engage with community organizations such as the Richmond Food Bank.

Supporting the Urban Ag Program Manager - One Position

Working with the Urban Agriculture Program Manager, the intern will assist with the Fruit Gleaning Program through the summer. This will include coordinating volunteers, scheduling fruit gleaning picks, data entry, and managing the social media for the program. Tasks also include creating posters and contributing to the society’s monthly newsletter. The candidate should be comfortable leading groups of volunteers and being in charge of their safety. Good organization abilities and creative ways to promote and reach a greater audience for the program are assets. This position will also require transportation to and from pick sites from the office and to community partners so access to a vehicle is required. Some weekend work is also required.

 This position is supported by the Canada Summer Jobs. For funding, the candidate must be:

  • 15-30 years old
  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Physically mobile, able and willing to move through a range of outdoor work environments, including lifting (maximum of 50 pounds) and digging in gardens
  • Have a clean class 5 driver abstract and have access to a reliable vehicle to travel to work sites and to transport supplies. Mileage will be reimbursed. 

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