RPIRG is hiring two summer garden assistants
**This position is ONLY being offered to current University of Regina students, including those registered through Campion College, Luther College, and the First Nations University of Canada**
The RPIRG Green Patch is a 5400 sq ft vegetable garden behind the Dr. John Archer Library at the University of Regina. It’s a demonstration space that grows locally grown organic food which aims to also foster community engagement about food security, sustainable practices, research, and more. The Green Patch also manages an adjacent perennial orchard that was planted in
The Green Patch is run by the Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG), a student-run, student-funded non-profit organization dedicated to community-based research, education, and action. RPIRG exists to provide its members with the resources to be active and engaged campus and community members and has been in operation since 2007.
We are seeking to hire two students to help maintain our garden and orchard space. For more Green Patch information, please visit our website https://rpirg.org/rpirg-green-patch/ or follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RPIRGGreenPatch
PLEASE NOTE: THESE POSITIONS WILL BE POTENTIALLY FUNDED THROUGH CANADA SUMMER JOBS WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW THE HIRING OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, so we will require applicants to meet the following conditions:
- be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has
been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of
the employment; and,
- have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally
entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial
legislation and regulations.
For more information about eligibility, please visit the Canada Summer Jobs eligibility page. Although we cannot hire international students funded through this specific program, please note that all other positions we hire are open to international students.
Application Deadline: 11:59pm on Thursday, April 20, 2023
To apply, please prepare the following:
Resume and brief cover letter, all in one document - please include your name in the title of the document. Your cover letter should explain how your skills and experience will benefit you specifically in this role, and ideally speak to how you would approach coordinating this project
Contact information of two references
And send it to:
Krystal Lewis, Executive Director (pronouns: she/her)
Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG)
If you would prefer to apply in a different way or have questions about this position, please contact Krystal with the email address above to discuss.
Hiring process and timeline
After the application deadline, the RPIRG hiring committee will review all applications and create a shortlist of candidates. All candidates will be notified if they have been accepted to the shortlist or not, with the opportunity to ask for additional details upon request. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the interview process, with the ability to request alternative interview methods if accommodations are needed. After interviews and any reference checks are completed, the RPIRG hiring committee will make a hiring recommendation to the RPIRG board for consideration.
RPIRG actively encourages and prioritizes applications from people who self-identify as being part of groups, communities, or having identities that experience barriers to equity. Self-identified equity-seeking candidates who meet the core skill and ability requirements for this position will be prioritized for hiring.