Greenhouse Senior Intern
The Community Garden Society of Inuvik (CGSI) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of healthy communities through gardening. The CGSI works to promote sustainable agriculture in the community, accessibility to affordable quality produce, improved local food security and recreational gardening opportunities.
The CGSI is looking for a student to support the Greenhouse Coordinator for the coming 2017 growing season. The student will receive training and work under supervision of the Greenhouse Coordinator to carry out community programming focused on sustainable agriculture and assist with greenhouse operations.
The student will assist the Greenhouse Coordinator and Executive Director with activities such as:
- Growing and maintaining food and bedding plants for the CGSI and related plant sales to CGSI members and the public.
- Landscaping and maintaining CGSI garden beds (indoor and outdoor). This includes identifying and managing plant pests and diseases throughout the Inuvik Community Greenhouse.
- Organizing the harvest and sale of veggies to greenhouse members and the public at scheduled events (including specific greenhouse sales and the weekly Arctic Market and CSA program).
- Carrying out CGSI programs (e.g. workshops and youth programs, tours, children’s and public events etc.) and to help create and plan new events as required.
- Working with the compost committee to maintain the compost system.
- Assist in maintenance of greenhouse systems through minor repairs (eg. painting, hose replacement).
- Liaise and communicate with greenhouse members and volunteers in completion of greenhouse programs
- Complete a daily log of activities
- Student must be registered with a post-secondary institution and be returning to full-time studies in the fall in a related study area (horticulture, biology, environmental science, etc.).
- Reliable, physically fit (hard work and heavy lifting up to 50lbs), and prepared to get dirty.
- Attention to detail with good organizational skills
- Good interpersonal skills (must be able to work with volunteers, greenhouse members and the public)
- Experience planting, growing and digging in the garden
- Experience teaching and/or organizing events, workshops, etc.
- An interest in northern issues and food security
Apply to: Ray Solotki, Executive Director
Community Garden Society of Inuvik
Box 1544, Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
Duration: May 15 to Aug 26, 20167 Salary: $19/hr Closing Date: April 30, 2017