Hiring Summer Youth Crew - Elk Valley Branch

Position: Summer Youth Crew
Positions available: 2
Deadline to apply: June 17th, 2022
Compensation: $15.65/hour
Scope: 32 hours/week
Start Date: July 2, 2022
End Date: Aug 28, 2022
Location: Fernie, BC


Wildsight Elk Valley – Summer Youth Crew

Are you passionate about your community, the environment and want to spend your summer outside?  If so, consider joining our Summer Youth Crew as we are hiring 3 youth (15-30 years old) positions to work 30-hours a week for an 8-week period between July 3rd to August 28th, 2022. Applicants must be able to legally work in Canada and reside in the Elk Valley.


Job Summary

The Wildsight Summer Youth Crew will spend most of their time outside working to support the Community EcoGarden, the Mountain Market, Little Sprouts, Local, and other Wildsight Elk Valley Branch programs. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Gardening with the Community EcoGarden 
  • Work at the Mountain Market 
  • Retail shifts at Local
  • Facilitate the Little Sprouts program
  • Engage with other Wildsight programs
  • Transportation between sites (bikeable)
  • Communicate online via the online management platform


Personal Competencies

  • Teamwork 
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management 
  • Physical labor
  • Work weekends
  • Self-directed 
  • Past retail or gardening experience is an asset


How to Apply

Wildsight is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our hiring processes and works environment and we encourage women, people of color, people of indigenous ancestry, and LGBTQ2+ individuals to apply for this position.

Deadline to apply is Friday, June 17th, 2022. We will respond via email to all applicants by June 20th, 2022. Please confirm in your cover letter that you meet the funding requirements of being between 15-30 years old and reside in the Elk Valley.

Please send your resume (maximum 1 page) and cover letter (maximum 1 page) to elkvalley@wildsight.ca

Organizational Background

The Elk Valley Branch of Wildsight is a BC registered non-profit organization, governed by an engaged Board of Directors and supported by active members and volunteers. Our work aims to promote environmental stewardship and conservation in our community. 

Food security, access to locally produced food and food-growing space are priorities for the Elk Valley Branch. Our passionate volunteers built and manage the Community EcoGarden, the Cold Climate Seed Library, ToolShare and recently launched a social enterprise store, Local, which aims to support community-powered food. The Fernie Container Farm will be operated as a social enterprise. We work together with Wildsight Regional and the five other Wildsight branches.

Wildsight’s vision is to inspire a shared community desire to protect our natural world for future generations. We envision extensive and connected wild spaces for wildlife—from grizzly bears to woodpeckers to trout. We envision clean air and clear water running from mountain watersheds to our lakes. We see thriving and sustainable communities made up of engaged and educated citizens.