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1. School Engagement Coordinator

Start date**: ASAP

Hours: 20 - 30 per week

Wage: Starting from $25/hr

Location: Ottawa, ON


A worm bin is a great classroom learning tool to teach children about nature, a circular food system and composting! We want to help Ottawa's classrooms adopt wormies as their classroom pets and help teachers to use the worm bin as a learning aid and a practical solution to compost fruit and veggie scraps from snack boxes!

Duties and responsibilities

  • Create relationships with school principals, board members and teachers in Ottawa to encourage adoption of worm bins in their classrooms
  • Conduct hands-on demonstration on vermicomposting 101 in classrooms across Ottawa
  • Build curriculum for teachers on vermicomposting to help them use the worm bin as a learning tool
  • Engage with school stakeholders to facilitate the creation of outdoor composting learning greenspaces

Knowledge and skills

  • Practical knowledge of vermicomposting, composting, soil health and permaculture
  • Great people skills specially with children
  • Experience with creating Ontario classroom curriculum for different grades  

**Must be 30 years or younger at the start of the contract to be eligible for the government's youth funding program.

To apply, please send an email to compost@theboxoflife.com with the title 'School Engagement Coordinator' and briefly tell us what makes you a good candidate! Videos and voice notes are encouraged!