We’re Hiring! Looking for a Garden Manager

Canmore Community Gardening Society (CCGS)
The Canmore Community Gardening Society’s vision is to grow food, building community, and gardening together. Our mission is to cultivating a network of community gardens and engaging people in local food culture.

Job Description: Garden Manager
We are looking for a dynamic individual for a short-term contract position to organize/facilitate/manage the 1,000 square metres Community Garden located at the Canmore Hospital site. This position maybe extended depending upon the Society’s budget.

The Garden Manager is responsible for overall management and oversight of the garden, gardeners and volunteers. The individual should a strong advocate of the garden and community gardening, have the project and people management skills and be an excellent communicator, both written and verbal.
The main responsibilities include:

-Ensuring that the gardens are well maintained
-Reporting to the Board and working with Board to seek guidance in the operations and creation of the garden
-Providing regular communications to the Board and gardeners, volunteers regarding overall status of the gardens.
-Ability to manage and work with volunteers from a diverse set of backgrounds and skills, as well as facilitate members use of the garden
-Working with the Board of Directors to facilitate gardens workshops and educational sessions.
-Physically able with some heavy lifting of over 20 to 30 lbs such as digging, lifting, hauling materials, etc.
-Knowledge and experience of permaculture
-Organized with a mature attitude and able to work without supervision
-Willingness to work overtime 

Time Commitment: Full time, June 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011. We will approach successful candidates, and please expect an interview on June 1st or 2nd. 

Compensation:   $750/week. Please note: the CCGS is uncertain about the ability to fund in the last week of August and September, although the Board will continuously fundraise and expects those funds will be available.

Deadline for applications (please send a cover letter and resume with references) Tuesday May 31, 2011 to canmorecommunitygardening@gmail.com

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