Nanaimo Foodshare Society

Job Posting

School Garden Coordinator
Nanaimo Foodshare maintains and facilitates Community School
Gardens within School District 68. The gardens were created to
inspire students to grow, harvest and enjoy their own fresh,
organic food while learning more about their local food system
and how to become stewards of the environment. The gardens
act as outdoor classrooms to explore scientific theory, apply
math lessons, create art, reflect and write, improve motor skills
and promote healthier eating habits.
The Community Roots School Garden Coordinators work as a team of facilitators for idea sharing and
support. The School Garden Coordinator will be responsible for weekly facilitation of school classes at 1
garden site, including the overall planning and planting of the garden, coordinating a strong connection
and participation at the school as well as engage the broader community in garden participation.
Job Title: Contract Position:
School Garden Coordinator based on 7 hours per week from Feb 27 – June 11 (14 weeks; not including
spring break) plus 4 hours for meetings
Contract extension opportunities may be available during summer, fall and spring.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Facilitate garden classes based on the resources provided/SOIL Lit Kit with curriculum connections
to each grade (Elementary, K-Grade 7)
• Keep a record of garden activities, classes and outcomes
• Work with Community Development Coordinator to facilitate community involvement in the garden
including volunteers
• Maintain regular communication with teachers, volunteers and other School Garden Coordinators
• Ensure proper planting, watering, weeding and general maintenance of the garden sites
• Purchase and deliver materials, tools and supplies needed for the garden
• Take care of all garden tools and supplies, as well as communicate to PAC any shed maintenance
• Source community donations for plants, tools and funds
• Complete relevant funding applications
• Monthly report regarding garden activities
• Keep photo records of garden activities
1. Experience facilitating educational activities with groups of children
2. Previous experience (min. 2-3 years) of organic gardening
3. Basic knowledge of nutrition and healthy eating
4. Ability to work well as a team and independently
5. Good understanding of Food Security
6. Prior experience and confidence managing groups of children using supportive and inquiry-based
7. Valid BC driver’s license
8. Criminal record check
Application Procedure:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Nanaimo Foodshare Society, 271 Pine St. Nanaimo, BC V9R 2B7,
and attention: Jen Cody. Resumes can also be email to: Application
Deadline is Feb 4, 2018.