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HIRING farm worker / paid apprentice

Position: Farm worker / apprentice
Organization: White House Stables
Location: North Saanich, near Victoria & Sidney BC

Full Time 40hrs/wk, must be able to work Friday - Sunday

Training to start within a month.

We will provide comprehensive training for the right candidate!

The Farm:

We are a 10 acre mixed farm on the beautiful Saanich Penninsula. We moved to this historic farm in 1984 and ever since have been working passionately to create as sustainable a place as we can.  We operate a farm feed and supply store, breed thoroughbred racehorses, raise poultry and sometimes, animals for meat.  Sustainable initiatives include rainwater harvesting, solar panels, food production, a composting toilet, and an integrated permaculture water management system and food forest.  Our dogs, cats, and donkey roam the farm and keep us smiling on a daily basis.

The Position:

Friday – Sunday our farm store is open, we need assistance with:

  • Loading customers’ vehicles with grain/hay/fencing etc.
  • Maintaining a clean and organized storefront and supply area

Other duties, not limited to but include:

  • Maintenance of all areas of the farm: mowing, fixing and installing fences, weeding, planting, harvesting, animal husbandry etc.
  • Deliveries of hay, grain & supplies to our customers

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Is in excellent physical condition, able to lift 50lbs without assistance
  • Is excited to work mainly outdoors and on their feet all day
  • Is seeking long-term, meaningful and stable employment
  • Enjoys a variety of work activities; each day is different then the last!
  • Is happy working as part of a team or alone, depending on the task
  • Demonstrates an interest in sustainable living and agricultural practices
  • Is always looking to learn new skills and ideas

It would be a bonus if you have:

  • Previous experience working on a farm, in agriculture, or landscaping
  • Experience running equipment ie: lawnmower, tractor, forklift
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive trucks
  • Experience working around and handling horses

What We Offer

  • Full-time, meaningful employment
  • A holistic learning experience
  • On the job training and mentorship
  • Room for growth, your ideas and input are important to us
  • Performance based pay-raises
  • Possibility of on-farm accommodation
  • Supply of farm grown vegetables, fruits, eggs etc.
  • Space to grow your own garden if interested
  • Starting wage $12 - $15 / hour, depending on experience

Please apply with a cover letter, resume and 3 references. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Email in PDF to Nicky at:

We look forward to meeting you!

Nicky + Norman at White House Stables Farm

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GoodWork ID: 44751       Date posted to Mar 21 2018