STUDENT JOB OPPORTUNITY – Green Patch garden coordinator

RPIRG is seeking a knowledgeable and self-motivated student to supervise and coordinate the eighth season of the RPIRG Green Patch.

**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 source of sustainable, locally grown organic food – part of a campus movement for community engagement and sustainable development. In spring 2019 the Green Patch will also see the addition of an adjacent orchard.

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, action and awareness in the public interest. RPIRG exists to provide its members with the resources to be active citizens on the University of Regina campus and in the greater community. RPIRG has been in operation since 2007.

For more Green Patch information, please visit our website  


  • Planning garden plots and leading spring planting.
  • Recruiting and managing volunteers for garden planting, maintenance, and harvesting.
  • Ensuring the general maintenance of the garden, including following-up with volunteer work.
  • Supervising harvests and coordinating distribution of produce
  • Participating in and reporting to regular staff meetings, including bi-monthly activity reports.
  • Engage in outreach and community work to raise awareness of the garden – including giving tours, liaising on research projects, connecting with potential community partners, and organizing workshops
  • Producing a post-harvest report with a summary of activities and recommendations for future years of the project.


Knowledge of:

  • Planting seasons and ideal growing conditions for various plants and vegetables in Saskatchewan
  • Organic garden upkeep and maintenance, including watering, weeding, pest management, etc.
  • Volunteer management, recruitment, and retention
  • Outreach work as well as event and workshop planning/leading


  • Interest in, and willingness to work in a leadership role with student and community volunteers
  • Experience planting and harvesting a variety of plants and vegetables
  • Self-motivated, ability to work without supervision, while taking directions from staff
  • Computer skills (internet, word processing, spreadsheets, social media)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and willingness to raise awareness about the garden in various capacities
  • Event and workshop planning experience
  • This position requires a considerable amount of physical labour – not necessarily heavy lifting, but lots of bending, squatting, handling produce, and more. The Green Patch is not currently accessible to most wheelchair or other mobility devices.

Contract Period: April 22 – September 27, 2019

Hours of Work: 30 hours per week, with potential for more depending on the feasibility of garden related projects. Hours are flexible, and most administrative work does not need to be completed in office.

Location of work: is in Regina, Saskatchewan

Remuneration: $20/hour plus vacation pay.

Application Deadline: Monday, April 8th at 12pm.

**We actively encourage applications from people who are part of groups, communities, or identities that experience barriers to equity**

To apply, please prepare the following:

  • Resume and Cover Letter, in one document (include your name in title of document). Cover letters should explain how your skills and experience will benefit you specifically in this role.
  • Contact information of two references

And send it to:
Krystal Lewis, Executive Director

Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG)

**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**

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