Agricultural Lead Hand wanted to help Lil’wat Nation move towards food security, apply by 22 July

Job Posting – Agricultural Lead Hand *NEW OPPORTUNITY*

If the idea of getting your hands dirty to move your community towards food security sounds like a dream, then get your application together asap! Lil’wat Nation is now hiring for an agricultural lead hand. Apply by 22 July.

Title:                      Agricultural Lead Hand *NEW OPPORTUNITY*
Location:             On the Land
Status:                  Temporary Full Time – 2 years contract
Wage:                   Dependent upon experience
Reporting to:     Agricultural ManagerSummary:

The Agricultural Lead Hand will partner up with the Agricultural Manager in implementing the Nation‘s food production and food security initiatives aligning them with our efforts towards self-determination. The successful candidate will assist with the community engagement process, translate plans to actionable items, be involved in all aspects of food production from planning to planting through to harvest.

Key Deliverables: 

 

  • Support the activities of the Líl̓wat Agricultural Project through engaging the community to participate in community gardens, family plots and other food production related events.
  • Assist the manager in project start up, issues analysis, resources and infrastructure assessment.
  • Coordinate and schedule the operations of all identified food growing sites.
  • Assist the manager with integrating the agricultural activities into existing programs such as:
    Health, Education, Social Development, Youth, Housing and Lands.
  • Be the on-site ‘’ go to person’’ when issues involving machinery, equipment, tools and supplies need to be action-ed.
  • Ensure that the gardens, plots and other food production workplaces are safe and maintained in an organized manner.

Key Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge: 

  • The successful candidate should have experience working within the Líl̓wat community and extensive experience in agriculture including practical knowledge and skills of working on farms.
  • Work Safe training, First aide, Pesticide and/or Horticultural certificates is an asset.
  • A current driver’s license and clean abstract.
  • Carpentry experience / skills are preferred
  • Hands-on training is still an important part of successful farming and farm management.

Please submit a cover letter and your resume no later than  July 22, 2019
to Dan.Piotrowski@lillwat.ca or PO Box 602 Mount Currie VON 2K0

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