Youth Program Coordinators Assistant

The Gardens at HCP is a public garden and place of learning in Saanich. The HCP (Horticulture Centre of the Pacific) is a not-for-profit society focused on the provision of horticulture education and the development and maintenance of 103 acres of educational gardens and conservation lands. We are currently looking for a post-secondary student to help fill our summer employment position. The successful candidate will work with the School & Youth Program Coordinator to assist with Junior Master Gardener summer camps and coordinate self-guided visits for schools and youth groups and assist with workshops. 

General Duties will include:

  • Collaborate, support, and lead hands-on and interactive youth tours and workshops and summer camps in the Gardens
  • Develop creative school tour programs based on BC School curriculum as directed by the School and Youth Programs Coordinator
  • Create additional youth program resources 

 

The successful Candidate must be able to; work independently with staff and volunteers, show a high regard for safety, and value collaboration of a fun and active learning experience. Having experience growing food, knowledge of BC School curriculum, interest in natural systems and experience working with children, and a current Level 1 First Aid certificate are assets. The successful candidate will require a Criminal Record Check and must provide their own laptop. 

Summer Position:

Wage: $15 per hour

Weekly: 35-40 hours

Days: Monday through Friday during camp weeks, with some flexibility the week between camps

Duration: July 2 – August 14, 2020

Please submit a cover letter and resume with references to Deborah Donahue at [email protected] by Thursday, June 25.