Bilingual Regional Agriculture Education Intern
Eat Local Sudbury (ELS) was incorporated in 2007 as a not-for-profit multi-stakeholder co-operative to increase the availability of and access to locally grown foods, to educate the public on the importance of a sustainable food system, to connect farmers and consumers, and to keep food dollars in our community.
The Agriculture Education Intern will educate and promote the northern agricultural sector by creating short videos highlighting the achievements and unique products being grown/created by regional producers, showcasing unique and interesting regional food products (e.g. blueberries, maple syrup, etc.), and northern food traditions (e.g. French-Canadian, Indigenous, etc.).
The Intern will also participate in community festivals and events to promote local food to a bilingual audience, and increase the French-language content on the Eat Local Sudbury website and help develop a bilingual store brochure.
The Intern will be given lead responsibility on three projects:
Video series of local and regional producers, food products, and cuisine for website and social media
- Connect with local and regional farmers and suppliers and produce a minimum of 5 videos highlighting practices and achievements
- Create a minimum of 10 educational/instructional videos around regional food products, including history, cooking techniques, recipes, etc.
- Highlight northern food traditions by connecting with community partners and producing a minimum of 3 videos showcasing examples of cuisine
Community education and outreach
- Seek out and participate in community events and festivals by representing Eat Local with an exhibitor/vendor table
- Organize and run storefront and event BBQ’s
French-language content on website and brochure
- Translate website content and update to make content available to French-speak audience
- Work with managing director to create new bilingual brochure
- This is a multi-disciplinary position and the ideal candidate will have a College diploma and/or University degree in Film and TV Production, Environmental Studies, Indigenous Studies, Agriculture, Culinary Studies, or French Language - or a combination of experience with online video creation and some of the above
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French
- Experience working in a retail food business
- Self- motivated and able to work unsupervised
- Proven customer service and teamwork skills
- Experience with computer software
- Clean and organized
- Problem solving skills
- Ability to lift up to 50lbs
- Positive and willing to work hard
- Able to work evenings and weekends as required
- Knowledge of the food system and local food an asset
- Experience with cooperatives an asset
- Volunteer or previous work experience at Eat Local an asset
This is a full time (35 hours a week) one year contract with a salary of $30,940. Anticipated start date is June 5th 2017
- The position is open to university or college graduates who have graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university. The candidate must be a graduate of a post-secondary degree or diploma program.
- The position will be a first full-time employment in the candidate’s field of study.
- Candidates are only eligible to participate in the internship program one time.
- Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line reading “Bilingual Education Intern”. Deadline to apply is Sunday May 28th, 5:00pm.
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