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FARMING OPPORTUNITY

Position: Farmer
Company: Persephone Brewing Co
Location: Gibsons, Sunshine Coast, BC

If you have a passion for growing food and other crops, enjoy sharing that passion with others, understand the difference between gardening and farming, enjoy productive and physical work outdoors, and have an aptitude for getting the job done with the resources at hand, then you might be who we’re looking for. Persephone Brewing Co. (known locally as “The Beer Farm”) owns and operates an 11 acre farm and brewery near Gibsons, BC. Our farm consists of perennial crops including hops and cider apples as well as a full market garden (field veggies and greenhouses). We’re looking for a seasonal farmer to join our Farm Technician for the 2019 growing season (January or February start and wrapping up by the end of October). The ideal candidate has:

  • Previous farming experience (with a preference given to those with prior experience operating a hop yard and/or market garden)
  • Previous experience marketing and selling farm goods direct to restaurants, at farmers markets or farm gates
  • Extremely strong work ethic and willingness to put in long days when needed
  • Aptitude for basic construction, plumbing, repairs and maintenance of farm infrastructure
  • Aptitude for finding the most efficient way to complete repetitive tasks and helping others to do the same
  • Respect for equipment and diligence with respect to equipment maintenance
  • A can-do attitude
  • Interest in learning
  • Ability to work well independently or as part of a team

If you can tick these boxes then we’d love to hear from you. This position offers $14/hr plus eligibility to join our extended benefits program after 3 months. This is a seasonal contract ending October 31, 2019 with the possibility of renewal for the following growing season. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to dion@thebeerfarm.ca and tell us how you think farming is different than gardening.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 9 2019    ID: 50212