Employment Opportunities

Job Posting

York Region Food Network (YRFN) works to improve access to affordable nutritious food for residents of York Region through community food programs.

For Summer 2017, we have three positions available on our Urban Agriculture team.

Position 17-1: Urban Agriculture Program Assistant (Vaughan)

Position 17-2: Urban Agriculture Program Assistant (Thornhill)

Position 17-3: Urban Agriculture Program Assistant (Newmarket)

Requirements:

This position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs. Applicants must have been a full time student and be returning to school full time in the fall.

Description: The Urban Agriculture Program Assistant will work with the Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator on community garden start-up and management. This position will involve working with children, youth, adults and seniors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Food growing and garden maintenance
  • Managing new gardener orientation. Training new volunteers. Promoting opportunities at the community garden.
  • Plan gardening opportunities with volunteers – scheduling maintenance, food shares, composting, and events to celebrate healthy food.
  • Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of YRFN’s urban agriculture program.
  • Set up and facilitate workshops for gardeners and the broader public on food skills – growing, cooking and preserving.
  • Support the gleaning program; contacting farmers and participants, and assisting on trips.
  • Assist with administrative tasks.

Qualifications:

This position would be of interest to students with an interest in agriculture, environmental sustainability and food systems. Suitable programs of study could include nutrition, environmental science, agriculture, and community development.

Access to transportation is an asset to move between our office and garden locations.

Contract Position:

Seasonal, May – August. $15.00/hour

Various full-time contract lengths available.

We are reviewing applications upon receipt. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis. Final application deadline: May 5, 2017.

 Please indicate which position you are applying for in the subject line. Submit your cover letter and resume to joans@yrfn.ca.

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Job Posting:

Position 17-4: Assistant Community Food Animator (Aurora/Richmond Hill)

York Region Food Network (YRFN) works to improve access to affordable nutritious food for residents of York Region through community food programs.

 Requirements:

This position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs. Applicants must have been a full time student and be returning to school full time in the fall.

Description: Community Food Animator will work primarily with the Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator on community garden start-up and management. This position will involve working with children, youth, adults and seniors.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Food growing and garden maintenance
  • Managing new gardener orientation. Training new volunteers.
  • Plan gardening opportunities with volunteers – scheduling maintenance, food shares, composting, and events to celebrate healthy food.
  • Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of YRFN’s urban agriculture program.
  • Set up and facilitate workshops for gardeners and the broader public on food skills – growing, cooking and preserving. Workshops will be with children, youth, adults and seniors.
  • Support YRFN’s Good Food Hub programs (drop-in breakfast, Good Food Box, Community Cooks)
  • Coordinate and oversee YRFN’s Seed and Equipment Library
  • Maintain composting and vermicomposting systems
  • Support YRFN’s gleaning program
  • Assist with administrative tasks.

Qualifications:

This position would be of interest to students with an interest in agriculture, environmental sustainability and food systems. Suitable programs of study could include nutrition, environmental science, agriculture, and community development.

Access to transportation is an asset to move between our office and garden locations.

Contract Position:

Seasonal, May – August. $15.00/hour

12-week contract.

We are reviewing applications upon receipt. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis. Final application deadline: May 5, 2017.

 Please indicate which position you are applying for in the subject line. Submit your cover letter and resume to joans@yrfn.ca.