We are HIRING! House Plants and Tea Garden Coordinator

Hours: 10 hours/week, 18 weeks (with possibility of extension)
Pay rate: $ 15/hour
Start date: September 15th, 2014

Responsibilities and Tasks

Care of resident plant collection: house plants and the tea garden
● Ensure plants are watered appropriately
● Design and implement a fertilizing program
● Monitor health, respond to problems (pest, disease), and record observations/results
● Manage associated budgets

Tea atrium lounge and kitchen
● Stocking herbal teas
● Contribute to cleanliness of the public garden area

House plant propagation project
● Produce plants for sale
● Record ­keeping: inventory, observations and results
● Select and purchase new plants for propagation
● Help with the sale: pricing, advertising, compiling info for the public, coordinating volunteers
● Promote the program
● Manage the project budget

Education and experiential learning opportunities:

● Host a minimum of one open volunteer session per week during the school semester
● Facilitate a minimum of one workshop on sustainable horticulture and/or food ­related issues
In addition, the selected candidate will contribute to supervision of the space during open hours by holding at least one shift per week during the school semester; contribute to the clean and safe upkeep of the physical Greenhouse space; and contribute to documentation for future holders of this position.

Qualifications:
● Experience with horticulture and plant production
● Experience teaching and hosting educational opportunities
● Experience coordinating volunteers
● Knowledge of urban agriculture, food politics, the sustainable food movement and issues related to
food security
● Familiarity with the Concordia Greenhouse Project and the project’s goals an asset
● Experience growing in a greenhouse an asset

Attributes:
● Strong organizational and time management skills
● Ability to work efficiently in a self­ directed and dynamic work environment
● Strong communication skills
● Excellent interpersonal skills
● Punctual
● Professional and detail oriented
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to concordiagreenhousecollective@gmail.com by
September 4th 2014. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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