Location: Montreal, Quebec
We are seeking someone with entrepreneurial ideas and energy for working with plants, young people and social media. The farm team (Farm Director, Farm Educator, Entrepreneurship Coordinator, and Farm Apprentice) works together throughout the year to run the farm and deliver meaningful environmental programming. The Entrepreneurship Coordinator will focus on developing the entrepreneurial side of our program, especially developing our farm-grown, youth-run pesto business, managing our Internet presence and helping our participants develop their entrepreneurial spirit. In addition, you will learn to help run the farm (seeding, wheelbarrowing, watering, weeding, putting up fences, greenhouse work etc.). Our goal is for the youth from our camp to turn this project (with your guidance) into a successful business that meets the triple bottom line: benefiting our communities, our environment, and making a healthy profit!
Work during May and June will involve developing a business and social media plan for the entrepreneurial side of the farm as well as a significant amount of spring preparation farm work. During the main camp season (June 23 - Aug 18) the workload will shift towards helping youth learn about the multiple aspects of running the farm businesses, delivering programming to campers 5-13 years old, and summer camp supervision duties. After the main camp season, focus will shift towards bringing produce to markets and continuing the production and sales of pesto in the city. Availability after Aug. 18 is flexible as full-time or part-time.
*five days off may be taken during the contract. To be negotiated between Farm Educators and acting supervisors.
Tasks will include but are not limited to:
To provide underprivileged children with a happy, outdoor holiday where
campers can build self-esteem, develop positive relationships and learn valuable life skills in a context that
promotes group learning and nurtures each child individually.
We are seeking candidates with:
We encourage applicants from underrepresented or marginalized communities to apply.
A stipend of $250/week, room and board, and transport to Grenville-sur-la-rouge weekly will be provided for the spring season (April 29 - June 23nd). The standard camp salary will apply for the camp season ($1800-$2200 depending on experience) (June 23 - August 18). Pay for subsequent work after August 18 depend on availability.
Acting Supervisors: Farm Director and Camp Director, Camp Amy Molson