The role of the Village Life Project Coordinator is to facilitate the development of a strong and sustainable local economy by building and promoting the Village Life Marketplace in collaboration with stallholders and the NSCF community.
Applications close Wednesday 20 October 2010 at 10am.
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Position: Project Coordinator – Village Life Social Enterprise Project
Award: NSCF Staff Agreement
Hours: 4 hours per week for 12 months with potential for more paid hours as project develops.
The project will be reviewed quarterly.
Wages: NSCFW Level 1, $28 per hour
Conditions: As defined in the NSCF Staff Agreement
Responsible to: Management Committee and Team Representatives Group through the Markets Team
How to apply: Applicants should address each of the selection criteria (below) with one paragraph and include a CV with at least two referees. Please email to email@example.com or mail to the address below.
Closing date: Wednesday 20 October 2010, 10am
Short listed candidates will be contacted by phone to attend an interview on Friday 22 October or Monday 25 October 2010. The successful applicant will need to attend an induction on Wednesday 27 October or Friday 29 October and start work on Sunday 5 November 2010.
With the support of Brisbane City Council Northey Street City Farm has been trialling a social enterprise incubation project that fosters local creativity and initiative and supports the local economy. Utilising the Sunday Markets NSCF has run a supported program for several enterprises over a 12-week period including artisans, therapists and craftspeople. We’d like to continue developing the project, as it has a lot of potential, however it requires investment of time and energy by a dedicated individual in order to achieve sustainability.
A unique opportunity for a self-directed and motivated individual
This project has been designed to operate as a social enterprise, therefore, although the role is only of four hours per week, any additional money raised through the Village Life Markets due to the hard work and innovation of the Project Coordinator will be considered their earnings. However, given that the project has no budget, the Coordinator may choose instead to invest the money into the markets (e.g. in the form of promotional material or entertainment). This decision will be at the discretion of the Coordinator. Stallholders will pay 10% of takings (minimum $15, maximum $45). This arrangement will be trialled for a twelve-month period and reviewed quarterly.
- Experience in project management
- Experience in business or community administration
- Understanding of Social Economy and Enterprises
- Ability to efficiently coordinate a range of tasks and well-organised
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate well with diverse people
- Self motivation and initiative
- Familiarity with NSCF or other community garden(s) or community organisation(s)
- Knowledge of, affinity with, and/or qualifications in Permaculture
1. Develop the market in consultation with stallholders and other NSCF personnel
2. Promote and market the project to the NSCF and wider community and increase attendance
3. Manage onsite logistics and communication
4. Coordinate appropriate activities and entertainment
- Set up on Sundays according to site plan and set-up schedule
- Provide a point of contact for stallholders and assistance where necessary
- Ensure all seating, shade, signage and promotional material is in place
- Collect stall fees
- Liaise with stallholders via email and maintain the stall roster
- Network with associated organisations
- Attend meetings of Markets Team (following markets every second Sunday)
- Document and evaluate the program and its outcomes (photographs and feedback forms)
- Other tasks from time to time as may be required*
Northey Street City Farm is a non-profit community project on the banks of Brisbane’s Breakfast Creek in the inner city suburb of Windsor. It has been developed for people to enjoy and participate in using the principles of Permaculture. It is also intended to be a demonstration site where people of all ages can learn through practical, hands on experience.
NSCF mission statement
We are a dynamic, creative, and diverse city farm based on mutuality, innovation, and environmental sustainability.
We aim to create a working model of a cooperative, community based, urban permaculture farm which demonstrates, promotes, educates, celebrates and advocates for environmental and economic sustainability in a healthy, diverse and supportive community.
For further information please contact
16 Victoria Street WINDSOR QLD 4030
Phone: 3857 8775, Fax: 3857 8108
*All NSCF staff contribute volunteer hours as part of their commitment to the Centre. This may be at our seasonal public events, Farm planning forums, at some after hour staff meetings, volunteering at the information stall on Sundays, or at a promotional event.