Urban Agriculture Coordination
Get ready to immerse yourself in a mindset of gratitude and care, and to embrace uncertainty, nuance and imperfection. We’re a small organization with tons of activity, creativity and big ideas, and we’re focused on connecting people, authentic relating and living our values as best we can.
The Roulant treats people as gifts and takes a holistic and welcoming approach to our community of members. Our work culture is process-driven and all about embracing change. You can expect a polyvalent and open approach to all our work. It can be challenging at times, but we’re fortunate to have a workplace filled with a lot of love and care, and to be surrounded by a network of supporters that champion this effervescent and rich community project.
Imagine organizing bike caravans of volunteers to the farm in the west Island, delivering bouquets to our community members through the rain, or planting garlic with elementary school students. The Roulant is always moving, there’s never a dull moment, and we can’t do it without you!
Under the supervision of the urban agriculture program manager, the selected candidates will have the opportunity to coordinate the urban production sites of Santropol Roulant until mid-October. This year, we’ll be working both on the green rooftop of Santropol Roulant as well as in a new neighbourhood garden! These roles require some experience with gardening and leading groups, but it also represents an opportunity to deepen one’s knowledge of urban agriculture at the heart of a community organization working in food security and social inclusion.
- 1-2 years experience in the field of urban agriculture or equivalent;
- 1-2 years of experience working with volunteers, in arts or culture or equivalent;
- A strong sense of initiative, the capacity to work independently, and to assume responsibility
- Comfort with doing physical work outside in a variety of changing weather conditions;
- Available to work the weekends in line with the needs of the season;
- Spoken bilingualism is a requirement (English and French), and strong writing skills in both languages an asset;
- Experience working with children, seniors or people living with disabilities an asset;
- Creative ability an asset;
- Candidates must be between the ages of 15 and 30, and be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or have refugee status*.
- Available for the whole length of the position: May to mid-October 2021
- Determine the priorities and execute the general maintenance tasks of the crops (watering, seedlings, transplants, direct seeding, weeding, pest control and thinning);
- Harvest, condition, distribute and store vegetables;
- Create and animate educational workshops on food security, gardening techniques and the environment;
- Coordinate the volunteer shifts and support volunteers according to their needs so they may contribute to our shared work in the gardens;
- Work towards accessibility and inclusion in all of our activities;
- Participate in potential activities connected to community agriculture;
- Participate in the daily life of Santropol Roulant, including some group meetings;
- Supporting those tasks connected to the good functioning of the urban agriculture program.
The Pay and Perks
The wage for this full-time role (28 hours per week) is $17.43 in accordance with our remuneration policy. All jobs at Santropol Roulant, whether seasonal, temporary, permanent, part or full-time, offer staff complementary benefits in addition to annual inflation-based increases: in addition to regular vacation time, paid time off for personal reasons, personal equipment allowances for some staff, and quarterly cash transfers to support wellness, leisure and investments. We also have leftovers in the community fridge sometimes and all the dessert you can eat (sometimes even brownies or cheesecake).
Santropol Roulant is committed to going beyond non-discrimination in our hiring processes: we want to create a welcoming environment that allows all people to show up as themselves and contribute their best without harassment, microaggressions and exclusion. We strive to create a workplace where members from marginalized groups can contribute their talent and skills to our work. Join us in connecting people of difference, from all generations, using the power of community care, youth engagement and wholesome food.
Agriculture work is physically tough. The job requires working totally exposed to the elements, occasionally in covered spaces such as the greenhouses. You can expect exposure to minor cuts, bites and stings; heat, dust and pollen particles, working with equipment, sharp objects, and tripping hazards. The job also requires constant kneeling; crouching; twisting, lifting 10 kg frequently throughout the day.
Fill out the online application form and submit your letter or interest and resume today! Make sure to mention the Urban Agriculture Coordination position. Application deadline is May 3, 2021, 9am.
*Canada Summer Jobs requirements