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Position: Schoolyard Farm Worker - Vancouver
Type: 7-month full-time position, eligibility requirements (see below)
Organization: Fresh Roots: Vancouver Edition
Location: Vancouver BC

Application Deadline: Application review begins January 15, 2018; open until filled
Position Dates: April - October 2018

Good Food for All

Everyone should have access to healthy food, soil, and community. We enact this vision by cultivating engaging gardens and programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological stewardship, and community celebration. Fresh Roots stewards 1/2-acre market gardens on school grounds across the lower mainland. Our fields produce good food for the community, empower youth through vocational skills development, and serve as handson outdoor classrooms for over 5000 students each year.

The Position

The Schoolyard Farm Worker is a full-time 7-month position growing Good Food For All. We’re looking for a keen farmer who thrives in a fast paced environment. You must enjoy working outside in all weather and love to share your food and farming knowledge with others. In collaboration with our Farm Manager, you will ensure our schoolyard farms are productive and welcoming spaces. You will also provide leadership to Farm Interns and youth and adult volunteers to complete daily tasks on the farm. Together you’ll help to sell our produce at the local farmer’s market and prepare it for our CSA.


  • Must Qualify for Agriculture Canada’s Green Internships Stream:
    • Canadian post-secondary graduates; and
    • 30 years or younger when they started the internship
    • Must not have been previously employed full time by the applicant
    • Must not have participated in any other Youth Employment Strategy programs (ie. Career Focus); and
    • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Minimum 1 season growing experience in small-scale agricultural production
  • Physically fit and happy to work outdoors in all conditions
  • Comfortable with spreadsheets, email communication, and record keeping
  • Experience leading co-workers and/or volunteers
  • Able to work with a team and independently
  • Able to communicate with diplomacy and respect with all people
  • Have a valid class 5 driver’s license and comfortable driving a large vehicle
  • Able to pass a criminal background check

Key Details

Hours will vary with the seasons. Spring and late fall will be approximately 30 hours a week and summer will be 40 hours a week. Pay DOE, but not less than $15/hr.

How to Apply

E-mail a short cover letter (500 words) and resume (in one document) to with your name and the name of the job position in the subject. Review of applications and interviews will begin January 15; position will remain open until filled. We regret that due to the high volume of applicants only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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GoodWork ID: 43355       Date posted to Dec 18 2017