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Position: Assistant carpenter and farm worker
Company: High Slope Acres and Willow Hollow Contracting
Location: Smithers/Telkwa, BC
Housing: Out of town applicants are welcome to apply and if successful will be offered the on farm (rustic/basic) cabin to stay in.

About High Slope Acres:

Mountains, lakes, and a cultural community all close by this 80 acre, 2 parcel farm. It is located in the Bulkley Valley, overlooking both Telkwa and Smithers in Northern British Columbia. There is an abundance of wild and cultivated foods, fields, forests, chickens, pets, and the neighbours bees to enjoy. There are some apple trees and raspberries but mostly the 3 acre garden supplies mixed veggies to the local farmers markets and some restaurants.  In recent years has been focusing on cut flowers – both by the stem to Northern florists, and to make our own unique bouquets for sale locally. There are lots of visitors to the farm, from employees, to WWOOFers, to community members, to friends and neighbours stopping by.  Bottom line — its a great place to spend time!!!  We are looking for 2 employees in 2020.  One for just the farm, and one who will get to experience 2 types of jobs – with Garry and his timber frame/carpentry business and with Mark as a farm helper.  The successful applicant will get the opportunity to learn about both trades, as well as develop or practice their hands on skills.  A great and unique experience.  We look forward to your application.   

Carpenter/farm helper

This is a full time position split between two neighbouring businesses / employers. 

Must be 18 to 24 years old, not a returning student in fall 2020.

Dates: May 4 to October 30, 2020 with possibility of extension.

Work week: 4 day, 32 hours per week minimum. Approximately 2 days carpentry and 2 days farming (some flexibility depending on projects).

Wage: Depends on experience and skill level. $15/hour as an entry level position to $23/hour for someone with building/carpentry experience.


  • Building: Layout, cutting, test fitting, finishing of timber frame projects; Interior/exterior renovations of residential and commercial structures; Roofing, including shingle and metal.
  • Farm: preparing and maintenance of main crops (flowers, garlic, squash); harvesting/processing crops; chicken duties (layer); help with building projects (greenhouse, barn renovations, irrigation).

Required skills/qualities:

  • Positive attitude and good communication skills.
  • Some knowledge of building, interest in learning about carpentry. Experience with power tools an asset.
  • Some volunteer or paid experience in agriculture and interest in learning about food production.
  • Basic first aid training and safety oriented.
  • Ability to take initiative (able to see something that needs to be done or improved, and go to it), work independently or as part of a team.
  • Carpentry and farm work is physically demanding. Applicants must be in reasonable health and not afraid of hard work and willing to work in all weather conditions.

Application process

Send cover letter and resume by email to:
Application deadline: March 20th at midnight.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview to be held March 23 to March 27. Successful applicant will be notified by April 1.

Start date: May 4.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 14 2020    ID: 56066