Employment Dates: April 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019
Schedule: Full-Time, 40 hours/week, including some weekend work
Pay Rate: $15-17/hour based, on experience and work performance
Job Responsibilities & Objectives
Andrews’ Farm Sustainability Intern will lead a whole-farm sustainability assessment and create an action plan to lower our farm’s environmental footprint from field to fork. Primary intern responsibilities include:
The work of this intern will lay the groundwork for improvements that allows our farm to become a more visible environmental leader in our community. As we implement changes to enhance our environmental performance, we will actively promote sustainability initiatives on our website and social media, in our educational farm tour programs and new on-farm signage, to inspire others to join us in taking actions to further environmental sustainability - visitors, staff, suppliers and other farms, locally and in the broader agricultural sector.
Additional Career-Development Opportunities
There are opportunities to adapt this internship experience to connect with the unique skillset, background and interests of the intern, allowing them to engage with specific aspects of the farm business that resonate with their longer-term career goals. More in-depth training and exposure to various aspects of our business can be provided, and additional leadership opportunities can pursued at the farm in the following areas, while also achieving sustainability objectives of this internship:
This internship is supported by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada’s Career Focus Program. To be eligible for this role at Andrews Scenic Acres, you must:
Other Job Requirements
The following are also assets:
Application Requirements & Deadline
Why would you be the best candidate for this role of Farm Sustainability Intern?
What aspect of sustainability are you most passionate about and why?
Please send your answer to these questions and your resume to hr(at) andrewsscenicacres.com by Wednesday, January 23, 2019.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Andrews Scenic Acres will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.
Since 1980, Andrews Scenic Acres Farm has grown to become one of the most diversified and well-known agri-tourism destinations in Ontario. We grow more than 20 different crops and invite the public to visit our farm to pick-their-own fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, pumpkins, sweet corn, flowers and more. We also attend several farmers markets, have an on-farm store and winery, and run educational farm tours and events from May-October each year. We have a staff team of 50 – we take pride in producing good food for our community and have a lot of fun working together to make it all happen!
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $15.00 to $17.00 /hour