Deadline for Applications: April 22, 2024

Hours: 20 hours a week at $24-$26 an hour. Hours are flexible and will include some evenings and weekends.

Employment Period: 24 weeks beginning early May 2024

Location: The majority of the organizing and planning work can be done from anywhere.  Events will take place at Common Roots BiHi, in Halifax off Bayers Road; and Common Roots Woodside in Dartmouth, on the grounds of the Nova Scotia Hospital.


We are seeking a dynamic and community-oriented individual to join our team as a Community Event Coordinator.   In this role, you will be responsible for planning, organizing, and executing a variety of events and workshops at both our BiHi and Woodside farm sites.  

Common Roots uses gardening as a way to increase community and mental well being; and to foster greater connection and understanding of one another and the environment.  We strive to have our events reflect that vision, including creating minimal waste, and fostering an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere.  

Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Execute the planning and facilitation of 12 events and 6 workshops (approximately 2 events and one workshop a month) at both the BiHi and Woodside farm sites, including planning, promotion, volunteer coordination, and ensuring all logistical needs are met. Events will include on-farm Community Meals, Harvest and Solstice Celebrations, and workshops in partnership with the NSHA Community Mental Health Team. 
  • Contribute content to farm social media platforms and newsletters.
  • Conduct evaluations of events and workshops to gather feedback and insights, implementing improvements to better serve the evolving needs of our community.
  • Coordinate with external vendors, organizations, service providers and farm contacts to secure necessary resources and support for events, as well as workshop leads.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience planning, coordinating and executing successful events of more than 50 people
  • Experience with social media and event promotion.
  • Demonstrated skills for working with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • A knowledge and appreciation of urban farming and community gardening is an asset
  • English proficiency is required for this role and knowledge of other languages is an asset. 
  • A valid driver’s license and vehicle is not required for this role, but is an asset. 
  • Experience working within an anti-oppression/anti-racism/food sovereignty framework is an asset. 

Please send a cover letter and resume to both and  with “Community Event Coordinator” in the Subject line. Individuals who identify as Indigenous, African Nova Scotian, Black and/or racialized are encouraged to apply and self identify.

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