Position: Farm Coordinator
Organization: Camp Fircom
Location: Gambier Island; 20 min water taxi from Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver, BC
Housing: Shared accommodation is supplied, and all meals are free for the duration of the season.
Term: part time in April and September and full time May – August, 2020
Salary: $145 per day
Reports To: Food Service and Farm Manager and Executive Director
Overview of Camp Fircom
Camp Fircom is located on the south-eastern tip of Gambier Island, a short water taxi ride from Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver. The heart of the non-profit is running summer camp programs, and in addition the venue also operates a year-round retreat centre hosting weddings, conferences, work retreats, adult programs, and other groups. It is a 120-acre waterfront property which connects to kilometers of hiking trails, has three beaches and lots of recreational opportunities. The mission of Camp Fircom is to create communities of belonging and experiences to grow on.
We have a ½ acre garden and orchard and upkeep a small flock of chickens. The produce from the garden often comes into the kitchen to be used for delicious fresh food for our guests but is also sold in mini markets to guests or used in programs.
Camp Fircom is an off-the-grid location which means that all kitchen waste must be processed onsite. The staff team takes part in the responsibility of taking out the compost to the farm, cleaning and properly sorting recycling, and bagging and storing garbage so it can get it removed from the island.
Nature & Scope
The Fircom Farm Coordinator will be the “hands in the dirt”, facilitating the action on our beautiful farm. They will be tending to our crops and making sure the farm is producing delicious fresh ingredients for our dining hall which is mere steps away. You will also be involved in farm program execution and/or training for junior staff with all ages using our resource binder or sharing your own knowledge and skills.
The Fircom Farm Coordinator works collaboratively and collectively with a dynamic Fircom staff team and community. The Fircom Farm Coordinator manages duties needed on the farm, supervises sporadic volunteers, and sells the farms’ produce to rental groups and summer camps. This position reports directly to the Food Service and Farm Manager. They also help supervise and delegate tasks to a possible intern or farm assistant; based on funding availability.
Skills & Competencies
This job is on Gambier Island and will require you to be on site for agreed upon schedule, full-time in the summer months. The position starts in April and goes through till September with some flexibility in schedule, some possibility to have a few days in March to start seeds/planting plan.
Shared accommodation is supplied, and all meals are free for the duration of the season.
Site benefits include access to waterfront, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, hiking trails, archery range, and farm/garden. In house safety training is required for specific activities.
To apply with your resume and cover letter please email to:
with subject line: Farm Coordinator
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 10 2020 ID: 56000