Permaculture. Sustainable Food Production. Natural Building. Education. Community.

Prep chef/cook:

OUR Ecovillage is in need of a cook or higher level prep person who is willing to work on a part time basis. OUR perfect person is looking for as little as 2–3 shifts a week with the occasional 3–5 when we have large functions or extended group workshops. Sometimes you’ll be working with our present chef or cook or you might be filling days off. This position will be for the remainder of the summer and into the fall of 2015.

It would be helpful if the applicant is familiar and comfortable working in an environment which attempts to accommodate vegetarian, vegans and those who require a gluten free diets.

If you’re this person please contact Satiya or Brandy at 250.743.3067.

We appreciate your interest.

OUR Ecovillage is hiring a General Manager.

O.U.R. Ecovillage – a 25-acre sustainable learning centre and demonstration site in Shawnigan Lake, BC – is pleased to announce an opportunity for a General Manager.  This is a half-time contract position scheduled to begin in May/June to allow for overlap with outgoing personnel.

Reporting to and working with the Board of Directors, the incumbent will help coordinate the implementation of the Business Plan and Strategic Plan and work towards the overall health and viability of OUR Ecovillage…

For more information about this role and to download the full job description, please click here.

Local Foods Kitchen Crafting Opportunity with OUR Zero Mile Meal Eatery

Posted: November 21, 2014

We are wishing to put out word that OUR ECOVILLAGE has a local foods, food as medicine, educational “Zero Mile Meal Eatery” onsite at OUR 25 acre Sustainable Living Demonstration Site and Education Centre that we have been slowly crafting and are intending to take to a fully functioning space for the many eaters who come through OUR ECOVILLAGE educational programming every year.

At this point we are putting out word for anyone who wishes to be on OUR team working towards having OUR Zero Mile Meal Eatery serve the large amount of learners who come into an immersed learning environment on OUR farm.  Farmers, school children/youth, community programs, and other organizations/businesses come onsite and often need to eat and have access to learning more about local, yummy, mostly organic, medical diets, farm foods and the politics thereof (phew).

We are hoping to find the most amazing person/persons who might wish to step forward and either work on staff or even potentially look at being a business partner in OUR Coop–leading this food programming with the farmers and educators who are facilitating (usually about 30–40 of us facilitating the programming and site/events).

We will also be looking to take up to two Volunteers/SkillTrader folks who wish to participate in the immersed learning environment and enjoying this outstanding and unique intentional community experience while they work with OUR kitchen and events team.

To express interest in the main role or SkillTrade positions, please forward a resume and covering letter to info @ ourecovillage (dot) org.


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