Current employment opportunities:

About Green Venture: 

We are an established and impactful non-profit environmental organization that works to empower Hamiltonians to implement greener practices in their homes and communities to make our city a climate champion. We operate out of EcoHouse – a 1850s farmhouse in east Hamilton with 2 acres of gardens, and sustainable living demonstrations. Our team is focused on making positive environmental action happen every day and we use creativity, practical tools, and demonstrating environmental action to engage our community to achieve our mission. We are building our team to support our strategic objectives.

Summer Student 2022 Opportunities

We are hiring summer student positions!

Landscape Gardeners (2 positions)

We are looking for two Landscape Gardeners to support programming related to environmentally-friendly gardening and green stormwater management and conduct maintenance and stewardship of gardens and demonstration sites. Garden maintenance and stewardship will occur at EcoHouse and in the community.  

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Landscape Gardeners will:

  • Maintain and develop gardens, environmental displays and restoration sites at EcoHouse and in the community, including native species gardens, and organic vegetable gardens. 
  • Assist in native species plant propagation, vermicomposting, seed library stewardship, and management of invasive species. 
  • Assist with the planning, promotion and delivery of community outreach programs and green infrastructure projects. 
  • Represent Green Venture in the community and at events to provide public education on environmental topics.
  • Assist with volunteer engagement and orientation.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A combination of post-secondary education/experience in a relevant field (e.g. environmental science, biology, horticulture, landscape architecture, outdoor recreation).
  • Willingness and ability to work regularly in an outdoor environment, including performing functions related to gardening, such as digging, pruning, weeding, litter pick up.
  • Skills and experience with organic food gardening, urban agriculture, or native plant gardening, including plant identification skills.
  • Enthusiastic and creative self-starter, with demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and social media, web, and graphic design software (e.g. Photoshop, Canva, WordPress, MailChimp).
  • Knowledge of environmental issues in Hamilton and commitment to the environment as demonstrated through previous volunteer commitments and/or employment.
  • Experience working with diverse groups and building community.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Class G driver’s license and access to a vehicle (or reliable form of transportation to get around the city).
  • Valid Emergency First Aid + CPR. 

Environmental Program Coordinators (2 positions)

We are looking for two Environmental Program Coordinators with a passion for empowering environmental action and who are creative thinkers to develop and deliver environmental education outreach programming at EcoHouse and in the community. You’ll gain skills and experience working with a non-profit organization and developing a variety of environmental engagement activities for youth and with community stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Environmental Education Assistant will plan and execute environmental education programs and initiatives. Tasks will include:

  • Developing and delivering educational workshops and innovative curriculum-linked virtual programming related to Green Venture program areas. 
  • Developing youth engagement activities and coordinating youth environmental action and peer-to-peer support.
  • Developing education and outreach activities and events for residents and homeowners. 
  • Researching  and creating indoor and outdoor environmental activations, and educational displays and signage at EcoHouse.
  • Assisting with the planning, and promotion of Green Venture programs and events in the community. 
  • Assisting with volunteer engagement and orientation.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A combination of post-secondary education/experience in a relevant field (e.g. education, communication, public health, outdoor education, or environmental science).
  • Enthusiastic and creative self-starter, with demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working with youth or teaching experience.
  • Experience delivering education programs, community presentations, or nature interpretation activities for children and adults.
  • Experience with group facilitation and volunteer coordination.
  • Ability to work in an outdoor environment, including performing functions related to gardening and environmental stewardship, such as digging, pruning, weeding.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and social media, web, and graphic design software (e.g. Photoshop, Canva, WordPress, MailChimp).
  • Knowledge of environmental issues in Hamilton and commitment to the environment as demonstrated through previous volunteer commitments and/or employment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Class G driver’s license and access to a vehicle (or reliable form of transportation to get around the city).
  • Valid Emergency First Aid + CPR an asset. 

Communications Assistant (1 position)

We are looking for a summer intern with exceptional communication skills and a passion for environmental conservation and community engagement. You’ll have a chance to work on community engagement and program management and contribute your own ideas and creativity to drive community climate action. 

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Assistant will assist with the design, creation and dissemination of communication materials related to the promotion of Green Venture’s programs and initiatives.

Tasks will include:

  • Content creation of Green Venture website, social media, blogs, videos.
  • Designing and copy-editing materials such as monthly newsletters, infographics, presentations and online posters.
  • Interviewing, photographing and reporting on in-the-field projects and partnerships.
  • Assisting with media relations and general communications, including writing press releases, reports and developing social-media templates and user guides.
  • Assisting with the planning, promotion and delivery of community programs and events. 
  • Representing Green Venture in the community and at events to provide public education on environmental topics.
  • Assisting with volunteer engagement and orientation.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A combination of post-secondary education/experience in a relevant field (e.g. communications, marketing & public relations, social media management, graphic design, digital media, education, environmental science).
  • Enthusiastic and creative self-starter, with demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), social media content creation and management, digital communication tools and strategies, and design software (e.g. WordPress, MailChimp, Photoshop, Canva).
  • Experience delivering education programs, community presentations, or workshops to children and adults.
  • Knowledge of environmental issues in Hamilton and commitment to the environment as demonstrated through previous volunteer commitments and/or employment.
  • Experience working with diverse groups and building community.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Class G driver’s license and access to a vehicle (or reliable form of transportation to get around the city).
  • Valid Emergency First Aid + CPR an asset. 

Eligibility (for all positions):

All candidates must meet the Canada Summer Jobs program eligibility requirements: 

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age;
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Terms of Employment: 

    • Ideal start date for these positions is May 2, 2022 but a later start may be possible.
    • Successful candidates will be required to complete a Police Reference Check.
    • Occasional evening and weekend work will be required. 
    • Positions are expected to be full-time (30-35 hours/week) contract positions at a rate of $17.20 per hour.
    • Preference will be given to recent immigrant and/or refugee youth, Indigenous youth, youth from visible minorities, LGBTQ2 youth, and women in STEM. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: All positions and contract terms are contingent upon confirmation of funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program. 

 

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to email their cover letter and resume in one PDF to contact@greenventure.ca no later than Sunday April 24. Please put Summer Employment Application and the Job Title you are applying for in the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, so applicants are encouraged to apply early. We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Green Venture is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code as requested.

Registered Energy Advisors

About the Opportunity: 

We are continually looking for Registered Home Energy Advisors to join our team.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge or experience in Building Science, Home Construction or Home Inspections
  • Excellent customer service skills as well as a professional manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, highly organized, attention to detail with a positive attitude and interest in the Energy and Environment sectors
  • Analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Highly developed math and computer skills
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel and Web Based Applications with an aptitude to learn internal software and relevant applications

Further Requirements and Qualifications

  • Completion of a criminal background check
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license, full G required
  • Access to a personal insured vehicle as well as being able to travel to surrounding communities along with general and automotive liability coverage.
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Acquisition and maintenance of Registered Energy Advisor Certification with NRCan.
  • Successful completion of the Foundation Level Exam is required prior to training. Additional training provided by Green Communities Canada (Service Organization) is required.
  • For complete information on training, please see this brochure

How to apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to email their cover letter and resume in one PDF file to the Executive Director, Giuliana Casimirri, contact@greenventure.ca, specifying the Job Title in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Video or phone interviews will be scheduled during business hours. Please include with your cover letter and resume a list of professional references. We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Green Venture is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code as requested.