Greenhouse Worker

Job city: 
Toronto
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Part-time contract

Summary:

The Stop began over 30 years ago as one of North America’s first food banks, and has grown into a vibrant community centre, using food as a gateway to addressing many issues, including poverty, the environment, social isolation, and health in one of Toronto’s lowest-income neighbourhoods. The Stop’s mission is to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds community and challenges inequality.

Responsibilities:

Program Support:

  • Facilitate and support volunteers in gardening tasks during greenhouse volunteer shifts in the greenhouse and sheltered garden
  • Support facilitation of Global Roots, a gardening program (late April – late Oct) in partnership with Culture Link, involving 40+ seniors and youth participants
  • Assist with staffing and animating drop-in times in the Greenhouse throughout the week and on Saturdays during the Stop’s Farmers Market
  • Assist with bi-weekly food order and snack preparation for Programs, Drop-ins, Volunteer shifts
  • Conduct garden & greenhouse tours for visitors (individuals and groups)
  • Greenhouse & Garden Maintenance:

  • Perform greenhouse/garden maintenance as needed (e.g., watering, pest control, maintaining sanitary conditions, seedling care, seeding, harvesting etc.)
  • Maintain compost systems – indoor worm composting and outdoor composting, and promote community involvement in Green Barn composting
  • Ensure program spaces are kept clean and organized after use

Planning & Outreach:

  • Provide input to Greenhouse and garden planning (e.g., crop plans and other projects)
  • Assist with coordination of seedling giveaway preparations (e.g., contacting community gardens), in addition to seedling production and distribution days
  • Assist with planning and implementation of Greenhouse programs
  • Support outreach and promotion of Greenhouse programs and workshops

General:

  • Assist program coordinators in implementing all relevant Stop policies and procedures
  • Maintain constructive communication with other staff at The Stop
  • Represent The Stop constructively when engaging with the public
  • Help maintain expense records, program logs and other administrative records as required
  • Meet with supervisor on a regular basis
  • Attend staff meetings regularly
  • Participate in broader planning and team building activities at the agency
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate for this position will have experience growing plants within a variety of spaces such as community gardens, commercial, industrial, and retail greenhouses.
  • The Green House Worker will report and be under the direct supervision of the Urban Agriculture Coordinator

Salary Range: $21.47 per hour
Regular Hours: 15 hours/week
Length of Contract: One year from start date with the possibility of extension

How to apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume by 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2020 to:

Email: jobs@thestop.org

The Stop is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from equity-seeking groups.

Thank you to all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please.