Summer Student Opportunity: Agritourism Animator *Deadline to Apply May 29*

Agri-Tourism Animator

Please send your resumé and cover letter within one attached document to by May 29that 5:00 pm.
– 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.
– 3 references must be provided on request

This 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.  Applicants must be residing in Ontario for the duration of employment.

This position 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


  • 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.


  • 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
  • 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
  • Billingualism will be strongly considered
  • Asset – Some ability to use WordPress.

Please relate your personal skills and experience to what we’re looking for above.

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 June 2 and work for 217.5 hours (2-3 days per week) until the week of August 31 2018.

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Just Food established the Start-Up Farm Program to support new farmers in the Ottawa region. By offering access to land, shared infrastructure/equipment, and training, the program aims to enable more people in this region to start their own successful farm business.

> Read More about Just Food’s Start-up Farm program