Garden and Greenhouse Educator Position
Part-time 9-week contract
Green Thumbs Growing Kids offers programs for children, youth and families in school gardens and parks sites. One of our programs is an early-spring school day program at Allan Gardens Children’s Greenhouse. This program is for local children to plant seeds for their school gardens, and involves learning about composting, worms, sprouts, seeds, food plants, flowers and herbs. It is available for local students grades K-6.
The person we are looking for on a short-term contract basis is someone with experience working with children. More qualifications are below. The job is 20 hours per week, to be worked on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Rate of pay is $16/hr. This is a contract position from March 28, 2011 to May 27, 2011.
Experience leading programs for children
Experience working in gardens and/or greenhouses (either paid or volunteer)
Commitment to social justice and knowledge of food system issues
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated ability in working within a diverse student community
Program design is an asset
French language is an asset
Driver’s license is an asset
Police reference check required
Green Thumbs Growing Kids is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from individuals from equity-seeking groups. We regret that only those applicants being considered will be contacted. Deadline for applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org is March 18, 2011. No phone calls please.