Assistant Seed Librarian – Village Vancouver Transition Society – Vancouver, BC

Summer job:
Assistant Seed Librarian
Village Vancouver is seeking an energetic and organized individual with a passion for community development to assist with our seed library programs, as well as our community garden, DIY planter box, and other food and gardening programs, and the longer-term community and environmental goals of this dynamic non-profit society. Please visit our website at to learn more about us.
In compliance with Canada Summer Jobs guidelines, applicants must:
be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or have official refugee protection status, and be legally entitled to work in Canada
be between the ages of 15 and 30

Interest in community development
Ability to work well with management, board, staff, volunteers and others
Ability to take direction well and to show initiative
Experience working, studying, or collaborating with people from diverse cultures and economic backgrounds
Seed saving and/or gardening experience an asset
Familiarity with the Kitsilano neighbourhood and the Westside an asset
Ability to occasionally lift moderately heavy to heavy items

Projects and tasks:
Primary task:
Producing and filling seed packets for our seed libraries
Tasks may also include:
Filling seed orders, processing seed donations, and helping to maintain and restock our seed libraries
Developing educational and promotional material for seed saving efforts
Helping organize in-person and socially-distant / virtual seed saving and other workshops and seed saver club meetings and participating in seed saver meetings
Filling DIY planter kit orders
Assisting with plant and bee house giveaways
Helping with Village Vancouver socially-distant / virtual workshops and activities
Other seed, gardening, and general tasks as needed
Rate of pay: $16.60 per hour + 4% in lieu of vacation
Job duration and hours: Start date June 12. End date September 4 2022 (372 hours total) for 31 hours/week for 12 weeks. Mutually agreeable schedule to be determined.
Location: A combination of Field House McBride Park (Kitsilano, Vancouver), some remote work, with potential restocking of VV community seed libraries gardens, gardening at VV gardens, and other related tasks.
Deadline for Applications:
June 7th or until the position is filled.

Apply —
Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest in this position and your eligibility for employment, and a resume, including three references, to as soon as possible to be considered for this role. Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.