Garden and Greenhouse Educator position at GTGK

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Heads up! We are looking for a Garden and Greenhouse Educator for our upcoming Allan Gardens Greenhouse early spring program. See below for more information and pass it on!

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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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 info@kidsgrowing.ca is March 18, 2011. No phone calls please.



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