We’re Hiring! Three Summer Student Positions!

 

For more information about Just Food, please see www.justfood.ca 

TO APPLY: All of the following must be met:

– Please send your resumé and cover letter within one attached document to info@justfood.ca by May  8that 5:00 pm.
– For Position A, Just Food Farm Site Developer, resumés will be reviewed as they come in and we will schedule interviews and hire as soon as we have a successful candidate.
– Your email must have the subject line “Summer Student Hiring” for it to be considered.
– Interviews will be on May 10th and 11th.  (If you cannot make one of these dates, please state reason in your cover letter).
– 3 references must be provided on request.

  • Position A: Just Food Farm Site Developer
  • Position B: Just Food Farm Animator
  • Position C: Agri-Tourism Event Animator – Bilingual position

One more position may be available, pending funding, please check back Friday May 4thfor information on this position

Summer Student Work Terms:

Positions A, and B are full-time positions. Applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year. Position A and B are part oftheCanada Summer Jobs  grant stream with Employment and Social Development Canada.

Position C is a part-time position. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a secondary, or postsecondary institution or within six months of graduation and have reached the age of 15 and not yet reached the age of 25 upon commencement of employment.

Position C is part of the Government of Ontario’s 2018 Summer Experience Program.  This position is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport and the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

All positions offer a salary of $15/hour

General Requirements (for all positions):

  • Keen interest in, commitment to, and some knowledge of food/farming systems and community-based initiatives.
  • Ability to work independently in an office environment
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to balance taking initiative with strong team communication skills

Please relate your personal skills and experience to what we’re looking for below. If you are interested in more than one position, make sure your cover letter and resume indicate this clearly.

 

Job Descriptions:

A)  Just Food Farm Site Developer

This position will support the critical early season development of Just Food Community Farm, a non-profit demonstration and training farm.  The Just Food Farm Site Developer will have a variety of tasks related to farm site management.

  • Field preparation and management – ability to use a tractor
  • Conduct soil nutrient tests
  • Design & implement fertility/crop plan for summer on entire farm
  • Manage demonstration seed variety trials
  • Rogue and select demonstration seed adaptation crops
  • Develop a plan for new sugar bush management
  • Work with a local conservation authority & National Capital Commission to determine a water reservoir plan for the farm with connection to the existing tile drainage system
  • Develop and monitor irrigation expansion

In addition to the qualifications listed in the general section the ideal candidate will have:

  •  A background in Agriculture Sciences, Horticultural sciences, or Geography/Environmental Science.
  • Ability and interest to perform outdoor field work (including grass-cutting on riding lawn-mower).
  • Have taken, or willing to take the tractor safety course through Workplace Safety and Protection Services.

This position will begin at the latest on May 14 and work for 30 hours per week until the week of August 3rd.

 

B)  Just Food Farm Animator

The Just Food Farm Animator will energize the Just Food Community Farm site by coordinating public events focused on skills-building in growing and using food, including speakers, workshops, art shows, musical events, etc. and one larger community celebration at the end of the season.

Just Food Farm Animator will have the following responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, conduct outreach for, and animate twice weekly community events (Wednesdays and Sundays), with the support of permanent staff
  • Develop communications for the JFF Programs
  • Collect information related to organic certification from site producers
  • Manage the inventory of shared equipment, infrastructure, tools and irrigation supplies
  • Support farm partners with farm schedules and documentation
  • Social media experience (Facebook, blogging, Twitter)
  • Comfortable and confident in speaking with members of the public and initiative stakeholders

In addition to the qualifications listed in the general section the ideal candidate will have:

  • Event Planning Experience
  • Good time management skills
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment
  • Willing to contribute time on weekends and evenings
  • Some experience with graphic design software
  • Bilingualism (French & English) is an asset
  • Some evening and weekend work will be a requirement to fulfill this position’s duties

Asset – Some ability to use WordPress.

This position will begin the week of May 28 and work for 30 hours per week until the week of August 17

 

C) Agri-Tourism Event Animator – Bilingual position

A priority for Just Food’s work is experiential tourism based on the burgeoning local agriculture sector in the Ottawa region.  Tours will be focused on food, rural life, agriculture, and gardening.

The Agri-Tourism Animator will be responsible to:

  • Work with our partners including farmers, breweries, wineries, community gardens, and local museums, to develop and coordinate rural tour experiences for tourists and Ottawa residents alike.
  • Create promotional material for tours and implement promotional strategy.
  • Set up payment portals for each tour, handle RSVPs from the public and specific requests, such as food preferences.
  • Coordinate tour destinations and work out agreements with hosts.
  • Coordinate logistics – including routes, timing, supplies, translation etc. for tours.
  • Invoice and track expenditures.
  • Participate in day-to-day processes and procedures at our office, including staff meetings, larger events, site tours, and more.

In addition to the qualifications listed in the general section the ideal candidate will have the following skills:

  • Event planning and implementation
  • Project coordination and time management
  • Project level financial tracking
  • Decision-making, problem solving and negotiation
  • Excellent writing in English – with particular emphasis on agreements, and speaking notes for tours
  • Social media (Facebook, blogging, Twitter)
  • Comfortable and confident in speaking with members of the public and initiative stakeholders in both official language
  • Some evening and weekend work will be a requirement to fulfill this position’s duties

Asset – Some ability to use WordPress.

Any student in Social Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism, and Communications that in the future intends to be working on projects in either the non-profit, public or private sector will be gaining long-term practical skill development to serve them well in their future careers. Working well with others and working through problems are essential for these sectors.

This part-time position will begin the week of May 14 and work for 14.5 hours per week until the week of August 24 2018