Position Title: Farm Hand (full time until Sept 1st or later)
Organization: Puddle Produce Farm
Location: Soda Creek, near Williams Lake BC
Housing: possible tenting or trailer (see below)
About the Farm:
Puddle Produce Farm is a small 1.5 acre certified organic vegetable farm established on a 70 acre property in the Soda Creek region of the Cariboo, approximately 40kms north of Williams Lake. We grow 30-40 different vegetables and microgreens for the local farmers market, a CSA program, and some retail.
About the Position:
The farm manager is looking for 1 full-time committed farm hand from July-September, or later. This position is supported by a wage subsidy that requires the successful applicant to be 30 or under, unemployed, a student or underemployed, and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Skills and Abilities Required:
Candidates with previous vegetable farm experience will be given preference, but we will consider candidates with experience in similar work (like landscaping), or physical work, and/or simply a strong desire to learn how to farm small. Main requirement is that you're into this kind of work, otherwise neither of us will be happy!
A personal vehicle will be required as there is no reliable transportation to/from the farm. If local or relocating, we are also offering compensation for mileage or relocation.
$17.00/hr. + mileage or relocation costs. The candidate will work 5 days/week Monday-Friday. We also offer a cash bonus to any farm hands that commit to working the entire season (until Sept 1st or later).
Staying on the farm
There are no more on-farm accommodations available so candidate must be local, or able to tent/trailer the rest of the season! There is a private, full bathroom and laundry available for staff use.
How to Apply:
Please submit a 1 page (maximum) letter of interest, telling us why you are interested in small-scale farming, and working with Puddle Produce Farm. This must also accompany a resume (maximum 2 pages) and a minimum of one (2-3 are better) professional/personal references. Any applications that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.
Please EMAIL your letter of interest, resume, and references to Brianna van de Wijngaard (Owner/Operator) at email@example.com . No phone calls please.
DEADLINE: JULY 7th @ 5pm
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jun 23 2020 ID: 56893