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Career Opportunities

What can you do as a trained herbalist?

Career opportunities for Practical Herbalist graduates:

  • Facilitate herbal workshops
  • Work in the health and wellness retail sector
  • Grow, maintain and harvest your own herbal garden
  • Support friends and family with herbal remedies for common ailments
  • Facilitate local plant identification walks

 

Career opportunities for Master Herbalist graduates:

  • Create herbal preparations
  • Write herbal articles, blog posts
  • Support your community with herbal remedies for more complex pathologies
  • Manage a dispensary
  • Facilitate herbal and nutrition seminars
  • Consulting services for herbal companies

*Plus any of the career options listed under the Practical herbalist graduates

 

Career options for Clinical Herbalist graduates

  • Work in an integrative clinic
  • Open your own practice to assist clients with health issues
  • Create courses and teach at a herbal school
  • Herbal medicine and plant advocacy at the local and national levels

*Plus any of the career options listed under the Practical and Master

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Herbal Job Postings

Our team curates current job postings and opportunities within the herb world & the realm of natural health. Check back often for updates!!!

Wild Rose College - Education Coordinator

Remote, Part time

This position includes the following responsibilities and tasks: 

  • Herbal Village member support and group administration
  • Herbal Village content creation, including videos, contests, and challenges
  • Championing new initiatives in the community to increase engagement 
  • Working with herbal associations and herbal non-profits to bring awareness to the Village community, such as member drives
  • Assisting in creating the overall Village editorial calendar, including making suggestions for webinars, intensives, and new instructors 
  • Supporting the Education Manager with course launches and upgrades
  • Supporting the Education Manager with Clinical program inquiries, applications, and interviews
Job Requirements
  • Strong knowledge and passion for herbalism
  • Actively cultivating/wildcrafting herbs and creating herbal preparations
  • Experience in moderating social media communities and/or content creation
  • Adept at using/learning computer software such as GSuite and WordPress
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Access to reliable internet and smartphone/camera for filming
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Teamwork and a positive attitude
  • Creative thinking and ability to oversee project delivery from start to finish 

Reports to: Education Manager

Starting at 20 – 30 hours per week and with potential for full time after 6 months

Pay scale: 16-20$ an hour 

Application Procedure:

Note that only applicants will only be considered if they have submitted the requirements outlined below. Applicants should submit:

  1. A video cover letter outlining why you would be a great fit for this position. This should be between 3-5 minutes in length and uploaded to youtube and set as ‘unlisted’
  2. A PDF copy of your resume
  3. Email both the resume and link to your video cover letter to [email protected]

Application deadline: July 2, 2021

**We are currently accepting applications from candidates within Canada.

The Big Carrot - Dispensary Consultant

Permanent P/T

The main responsibility of the Wholistic Dispensary Consultant is to provide excellent customer service using their product knowledge, expertise in their field of study, engaged customer interaction and positive attitude.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide a prompt, pleasant and educated customer service experience.
  • Apply consultation experience to assess customer’s requirements, active listening, educated product information and balanced closing sales techniques.
  • Maintains up-to-date and clear communication and professional relationships with other staff as well as the Wellness Managers and Supervisors via all modes of communication (e.g. verbally, staff log, etc.)
  • Process point of sales transactions quickly, accurately and efficiently.
  • Stock products and perform other required duties in times of low customer traffic
  • Follow department cleanliness requirements.
  • All other duties as required by the Wellness Manager and Supervisors.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
  • Knowledge of supplements a requirement (e.g. general uses, relation to health conditions, brands)
  • Certification or diploma in Nutrition / Wholistic Health (e.g. ND, Homeopathy, Herbalist, TCM etc.) required.
  • Naturopathic students in Year 2 or above also qualify.
  • Previous experience working as a natural health care consultant or clinical practitioner is an asset
  • Training, knowledge and/or awareness of Canadian Organic Standards, genetically engineered organisms, and food security is an asset.
  • Customer service oriented attitude, leads by example.
  • Organized, consistently follows through on commitments.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple demands.
  • Flexibility of schedule (weekends and evening)

The Big Carrot is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Only those candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.

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Internship Openings

Check back here often for updates and to explore internship and volunteer opportunities within herbalist guilds and associations, herbal conferences, Wild Rose College, and the herbal community at large.

Wild Rose College Internship

Online

We accept interns at Wild Rose Herbal College. Work for trade or earn credits and learn practical skills in the company of esteemed herbalists. Contact us at [email protected] for more info and write ‘Internship’ in your subject line.

Note that we may not find immediate placement for you. However, we appreciate your application and will contact you when intern positions open. ~Botanical blessings from the Wild Rose team

Youth Horticulture Internship (ages 15-30), Rethink Red Deer

Red Deer, AB

Youth Horticulture Internship ages 15-30

17$/ Hr- 15 Hr a week

May 25 – Sept ____

 

Job Description

Looking for an opportunity to use your skills this summer while building experience in the field? Then this is a great opportunity for you! ReThink Red Deer is an urban environmental non-profit based in Red Deer, AB. We currently oversee 2 urban agriculture projects, a virtual store and hold several events over the summer. Our Piper Creek site promotes ecological restoration, supporting native species, and creating an environment where people can learn and play in one place. Our second site is the Capstone Garden Project, which is set to launch the week is (June 2, 2021), and will provide a site where local foods can be grown and donated to food banks and those experiencing food insecurity.

Job Overview

As a part-time horticulture student, you will assist in the maintenance of the site’s flora, and do regular ground keep duties such as; planting, watering, pruning, weeding, seeding, etc. You will work closely with our project landscape lead in building and caring for the site throughout the season.

What you get

Experience working in the nonprofit industry

Flexible scheduling

Make connections

Experience coordinating and leading team events

 

What you do

Site maintenance

Plant, cultivate, and irrigate crops

Harvest crops

Attending weekly virtual meetings

Maintain logs of work completed on-site

Requirements

Fast-paced environment

Repetitive tasks

Handling heavy loads

Physically demanding

Attention to detail

Combination of sitting, standing, walking

Bending, crouching, kneeling

Ability to work Outdoors in Wet/dampDusty and Hot environments

Ability to get to both sites when needed (drivers license is considered an asset)

First Aid is considered an asset.

Contact:
Sarah Grass
Volunteer opportunities are always available as well.