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Position: Carpentry Support
Organization: Victory Gardens Co-op
Location: Vancouver, BC

The Position:

We’re looking for someone to help with carpentry in our workshop in East Van!

Some basic carpentry competency (comfort using a drill, mitre saw, sander), but mostly an earnest desire to develop your carpentry skills building veggie beds and other garden infrastructure.

Position will be seasonal and ‘part-time’, with a minimum of 3 days a week (but potentially more if we need additional hands on a garden install!)

Position may also include greenhouse & headquarters organization & inventory, and possibly occasional green waste runs, with other areas to potentially grow into.

Responsibilities and Skills:

Building Garden Infrastructure:

  • Assist carpenter with building garden beds and other garden infrastructure
  • Tasks include cutting, sanding, assembling and staining
  • Ability to drive and pick-up supplies an asset

Possible Operational Duties Including:

  • Organizing, labelling, and taking inventory of supplies at headquarters
  • Folding tarps and bagging soil
  • Watering the greenhouse

Possible Garden Installation Help:

  • Assist with the delivery/pick-up of inputs necessary for installations
  • Provide manual labour to move a variety of materials including: Wood, garden beds, rock, soil
  • Ensure tools and supplies are organized
  • Ensure job sites are tidy through-out installation

Skills & Qualities We’re Looking For:

  • Exceptional attitude and interest in working alone and with a team
  • Physically capable and okay with some heavy lifting
  • Self-starter attitude and exceptional time management skills
  • Flexibility and openness to adapt to an ever-changing schedule
  • Open to working outdoors
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Comfortable driving a truck


  • $19 to $21/hr pending applicant experience
  • March start until the season slows between July and September, with possibility of full time hours during the busiest periods (32-40 hrs approx)
  • Occasional longer days
  • Preference to those with flexible working schedules to accommodate for changing workload
  • Potential for access to benefits after 3 months of full-time employment

About Victory Gardens:

Victory Gardens is a Vancouver based worker cooperative that is motivated to transform landscapes to become productive, beneficial and beautiful. Our model removes the barriers to all types of production, including annual vegetable, perennial fruit, pollinator, native and xeriscaped gardens. We ensure the gardens thrive through education and maintenance. All garden activities are organic and are intentionally focused on ensuring continuity with existing landscapes and adding to local biodiversity.

How to Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter with the subject line: VG Carpentry Support to team(at), applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 14 2022    ID: 62426