About us

Campus Crops is a student run urban gardening initiative at McGill University's downtown campus. We want to grow food on campus, by students, for students. We have been running garden behind the School of Environment building at 3534 University since 2007. In 2009 we started a terrace garden behind the James Administration building. We're really excited to keep improving these two spaces, and need lots of helping hands for the summer ahead! Get in touch and get gardening!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Campus Crops is hiring!

Campus Crops is now hiring a Garden Coordinator

Position Dates: June 1 - September 15
Hours: 20-25 hours/week
Pay Rate: $ 3000

About Campus Crops:
Campus Crops is an urban gardening initiative at McGill University's downtown campus. For five years, we have been running a garden behind the McGill School of Environment building at 3534 University. Three years ago we expanded to the terrace space behind the James Administration building and built a self-watering container garden. Apart from maintaining our two garden plots, we also organize workshops, film screenings and other activities. If you have any questions feel free to email campuscrops@gmail.com or check out our blog for what sort of things we've done in the past!

- Day to day operations in the garden: setting gardening hours with volunteers, planting, building self-watering containers, weeding, harvesting, etc
- Community outreach, recruiting volunteers
- Collaborating with Santropol Roulant's Edible Campus Garden on workshops, events, and volunteer base
- Preparing a workshop for RadFrosh at the end of August, as well as other workshops throughout the season
- Liaise with administration on campus (SSMU, SPF, MSE, Grounds, etc.)
- Design and facilitate a training for new collective members in the fall (including an overview of our mandate and consensus based decision-making)
- Prepare a written exit report to be presented to the collective at the end of September

- Ability to work autonomously
- Ability to work with volunteers (able to organize and delegate tasks to volunteers)
- Ability to work in English
- Ability to plan events
- Gardening experience
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong knowledge/interest of food-related political, social, economic and environmental issues, urban agriculture and/or food preservation
- Commitment to social change and to Campus Crops' mandate of social and environmental justice and ability to apply this to all aspects of the job

- Familiarity with Campus Crops’ work
- Familiarity with Montreal-area community groups
- Ability to speak French
- Ability to perform the physical tasks involved with garden upkeep
- Knowledge of plant pests & diseases management

Application Deadline:
Please submit your resume by May 10th to campuscrops@gmail.com. There is an option to submit a brief cover letter explaining your interest in Campus Crops and the position. Selected candidates will be interviewed from the 13th - 17th.  

We welcome a diversity of applicants including those from traditionally marginalized groups, and we encourage you to mention this in your application.

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