Now Hiring: Children’s Garden Coordinator

CHILDREN'S Garden at Robert F. Legget Park - Coordinator

The Community Activities Group (CAG), in partnership with the  Children’s Garden at Robert F. Legget Park, is looking to hire a summer student in the position of Children’s Garden Coordinator. The coordinator will be responsible for maintenance of the Children’s Garden including weeding, watering, planting and other maintenance tasks as required. The coordinator will run the twice weekly garden playgroup, lead the garden activities in a number of summer camps and will be asked to coordinate some events.  The coordinator will be responsible for recruiting and coordinating volunteers for the garden and promoting garden activities. This position will report directly to the Executive Director of CAG.

As this position includes funding by the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada - Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program, it is a requirement that the successful candidate are legally entitled to work in Canada (Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been confirmed) and are under 30.

Skills and Experience:

Requirements for this position include,

Education, Experience, and Language

  • Hands-on gardening experience
  • Experience in community development and/or community or volunteer engagement
  • Experience in engaging and educating children (particularly related to environmental education, and gardening and landscaping)
  • Experience in planning and managing events is an asset as is being bilingual

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A love of working outdoors
  • Reliable, friendly, flexible and self-motivated
  • Well-organized and good at planning, setting priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Able to engage, motivate and organize volunteers
  • Able to work and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Web design skills and communications skills are an asset
  • Standard First Aid and CPR C is a requirement

Conditions of Employment:

Hours of work will be developed in collaboration with the successful candidate around hours of operation of the garden and should be expected to include some evenings and weekends. Position expected to start July 3 and is for 9 weeks, 30 hours per week.

An offer of employment will be will be conditional upon the candidate completing a criminal reference check for work with the vulnerable sector.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter outlining suitability for the position to Carol Workun, Executive Director (CAG) at cworkun@ottawaeastCAG.ca by end of day May 15, 2019.

Successful candidates will be invited to interview week commencing June 3, 2019.

We thank all applicants for their interests in the position but we will only contact those selected for an interview.

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