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The Gardens at HCP - Youth Program Assistant Job

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The Gardens at HCP - Youth Program Assistant Job
by Cammie Watson - Thursday, 11 June 2020, 10:16 AM

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 104 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 creatve 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 certficate are assets. The successful candidate will require

a Criminal Record Check and to provide their own laptop.

Term Position – for July 8-24, with the opportunity to extend the term position if funding becomes


Wage: $15 per hour

Total Hours: 105 hours

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


Duration: July 8 – 24, 2020

Please submit a cover letter and resume with references to Deborah Donahue at by

Friday, June 19.