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Position: Assistant Farm Manager
Organization: Cropthorne Farm
Location: Delta, Greater Vancouver BC

Assistant Farm Manager

Full-time, Year Round

An award winning leader in market vegetable farming in BC, Cropthorne Farm is a 15 acre, year round certified organic market vegetable farm located on Westham Island near Ladner, BC. We sell our produce year round at 4 weekly farmers markets in Vancouver and Ladner, at our farmstand, through our 3 seasonal CSA programs serving 200 members and to top Vancouver restaurants. We are passionate young farmers who love what we do and are excited to share our knowledge with others.

We are seeking an individual with previous supervisory and vegetable farming experience to lead the day to day operations of the farm. The successful applicant has a passion for agriculture, is process oriented, works well in a fast paced environment, has excellent communication and leadership skills, is detail oriented and committed to quality.

Key Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with the Farm Manager prepares weekly harvest plan and work schedule.
  • Ensures tasks are completed in accordance with the weekly work schedule.
  • Provides daily feedback to Farm Manager on all aspects of the farm operation.
  • Leads the Field Team by example ensuring quality and productivity targets are met.
  • Ensures that all farm operations are conducted in compliance with worker safety and food safety standards.
  • Ensures basic routine equipment and facility maintenance is conducted to ensure safe operating conditions and food safety compliance.


  • A minimum of 3 years work experience in a supervisory role
  • A minimum of 1 year vegetable farm experience (3+ preferred)
  • Class 5 drivers license
  • Fluent in English
  • Physically capable of carrying out tasks which require the ability to bend for long periods of time, lift up to 20Kg.
  • Ability to commit to a flexible work schedule with some extended hours and weekend work.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Must have reliable means of transport.

For additional information on responsibilities and qualifications please download and view the full Assistant Farm Manager Job Description on our website.

Position Details

  • This is a full-time year round position starting immediately 
  • Work schedule – Monday to Friday 40 to 50 hours/week with flexibility to permit weekend work
  • Compensation – we offer competitive remuneration commensurate with experience in the range of $18 - $25 per hour plus 4% vacation.

To apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to:
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by February 28, 2017

Only applicants that are currently legally able to work in Canada need apply.

Cropthorne Farm Ltd
4362 Tamboline Road
Delta BC V4K 3N2
Phone: 604 910 5803
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GoodWork ID: 37452       Date posted to Jan 10 2017