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Work-Study Position

May 14, 2012

If you’re eligible for the UofT Work-Study Program, don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to work with Dig In! Campus Agriculture this summer! The hiring deadline is May 31, 2012 but please not that applicants may be hired before this date.

Hours/week:
7 – 10 hours

Start Date/End Date:
May – August 3, 2012

Description

The Campus Agriculture Animator will work collaboratively with Hart House and the Dig In! Campus Agriculture Network (DICAN) to bring visibility to and increase awareness around food security and sustainability. The Animator will assist in the coordination of garden programming and projects as well as identify and assist with outreach projects including: liaising with campus and community media, contributing to and maintaining the Dig In! website, and

increasing and maintaining the visibility of garden signage and plant identification. Other responsibilities and opportunities include:

– Assisting with garden maintenance
– Working collaboratively on events and event promotion
– Maintaining relationships and seeking out new relationships with groups
on and off campus (ie. UofT administration, TYFPC, Foodshare, Hot Yam, Harvest Noon Cafe, UofT
Food Bank, etc.)

Qualifications
This position is well-suited for students interested in food issues, urban agriculture, and community-scale environmental policy. He/she will learn about the material and human dimensions of pursuing sustainable change within an institutional environment.

Specific qualifications include:
Working knowledge of urban agriculture, food politics, and/or food security
Prior gardening and/or agricultural experience is a definite asset
Computer skills, including MS Suite (word, excel, powerpoint)
Demonstrated ability to assume responsibility and work on own initiative
Motivated, organized, and resourceful
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Demonstrated interpersonal skills; superior planning and facilitation skills

Please send a copy of your cover letter and resumé to campusagriculture@gmail.com.

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