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October 3, 2023 

Position Title: Cranbrook Urban Farm – Food Producer and Processor Career Internship  

Hours: 30 hours per week 

Term: Temporary – 50 weeks  

Starting Date: ASAP 

Rate of Pay: $21.00 

 

Community Connections Society of Southeast BC is looking to hire an emerging professional in the career focused position of Urban Farm and Community Garden Intern.  

 

 

Position Summary:  

 

Our success with food systems projects has meant we are expanding our activities to include more food production and food waste capture. Currently our food programs include: Cranbrook Food Recovery and community meals, Farm Kitchen, the Public Produce Garden, and the Kimberley Cranbrook Food Hub. This year we will be commencing our Urban Farm project, which includes a hydroponic farm and a composting unit. Our internship position will provide the candidate a diverse range of activities centered around food production and processing, development of social enterprise, and community outreach. 

 

The successful candidate will: 

  

  • assist with the development and management of the community meals program. 

  • engage with staff cooks to support the use of recovered food to create and distribute 450 community meals/week. 

  • support the operation of the urban farm project including operation and maintenance of the hydroponic systems and the use of composting equipment. 

  • support urban farm social enterprise development including business design. 

  • support activities including food production, distribution and volunteer engagement at the Cranbrook Public Produce Garden. 

  • liaise with community partners to link food production with food literacy opportunities. 

 

 

Qualifications: 

 

  • passion for food and an understanding of food systems, an interest in supporting local initiatives that enhance food systems and community resilience. 

  • Knowledge of or a willingness to learn hydroponic farming, urban gardening, and composting. 

  • knowledge of or a willingness to learn food safety, food processing and kitchen management. 

  • education or past experiences in food production and processing (Agricultural Sciences, Agriculture Technology, Agricultural Management, Land and Food Systems or other related area) 

  • interest or experience in the non-profit sector and social enterprises. 

 

 

Skills and Abilities  

  • strong problem solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills. 

  • excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • ability to work well with others, as a team member and independently. 

  • advanced computer skills and technological literacy with the ability to learn new platforms and programs. 

  • physical abilities to carry out the duties of the position. 

 

 

Additional Requirements  

  • Be residing in the Columbia Basin Trust region when the internship starts 

  • Successful criminal record screening 

  • Valid Driver’s license and current Drivers Abstract 

  • Food Safe, First Aid and CPR certifications an asset 

 

Please note: Community Connections Society is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a respectful, inclusive, and diverse workplace.  Only applicants that are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.   

 

Deadline for applications: Oct 20th, 2023 

Submit to: Community Connections Society of Southeast BC 

Attention: Tesha Head 

Email: officemanager@ccssebc.com 

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