We're Hiring!

Farms at Work is currently accepting applications for an Agriculture and Stewardship Technician. This position is for 4 days/week and will run from October 2015 to March 2016 (with possibility of extension). 

Position Overview

The successful applicant will gain valuable experience working in a non-profit environment, with the support of experienced sector and technical knowledge-holders. He or she will make valuable contacts and benefit from comprehensive exposure to the farming sector in east central Ontario over a period of six months.

Anticipated Start Date: October 5, 2015 to March 31, 2016
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Salary: $450/week for 30 hours a week, plus vacation pay

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Coordinate farm stewardship activities with a range of regional partners
  • Assist with planning annual stewardship event
  • Perform outreach to a wide farmer base using web and social media
  • Organize workshops and events for farmers

Qualifications Required

Please note that in order to meet funder requirements for this position, applicants must be 29 years of age or under, and a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

In addition, the successful applicant will be a recent graduate (within 3 years) of a program in ecological restoration, environmental sciences, conservation management and/or agriculture. A background and interest in agriculture is a distinct asset.

Other required qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • A positive, outgoing approach to meeting new people
  • The ability to multi-task and organize time effectively 
  • Proficiency with social media 
  • Access to a car and a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work occasional evenings or weekends

How to Apply

Together with your resume, please forward a cover letter, which includes your responses to the following questions:

  1. How did you hear about this position?
  2. What interests you most about this position?
  3. Based on our requirements, why are you a strong candidate?
  4. Briefly tell us about your current/most recent job.  Why are you looking for a change?
  5. Please confirm that you are 29 years of age or under, and a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Please send your resume and cover letter with your responses to the above questions to jon@epcjobs.ca with ‘Farms at Work Stewardship’ in the subject heading. Applications will be accepted until 5PM on Tuesday, September 25. Applicants invited for an interview will be contacted by September 29.