Term: Full-Time, Year Round Position
Why We’re Hiring
Our current Assistant Manager is heading back east to start their own farm in 2020 so we are on the hunt now to fill their big shoes and to provide ample training time. This position plays a crucial part in maintaining Cropthorne’s reputation as a top quality, organic producer and contributes greatly to the long term growth of the farm.
Cropthorne Farm is a 17 acre, certified organic market vegetable farm located on Westham Island near Ladner, BC. We sell our produce year round at 3 weekly farmers markets in Vancouver and Ladner, at our farmstand, through our 3 seasonal CSA programs serving 200+ members and to top Vancouver restaurants. We focus on annual field crops in addition have 4 greenhouses for summer crops as well as winter growing. We are passionate farmers who love what we do and are excited to share our knowledge with others as well as creating a strong sense of community both within our farm team and beyond into the greater community.
You have some previous supervisory and vegetable farming experience and, more importantly, you have a passion for agriculture. You can lead by example; you can hustle; you are passionate about growing food; you thrive in a process orientated, fast paced environment and you share Cropthorne’s values. You like to work hard and get the job done, but you also recognize the need for balance in your life. You are a progressive leader willing to learn and take on new challenges and ideas. You are tuned into the small stuff: quality, detail and efficiency. You enjoy being part of a team and can communicate easily and effectively with your team members.
For additional information on responsibilities and qualifications please view the full Assistant Farm Manager Job Description on our website. https://cropthornefarm.com/employment/
If this sounds like you, yet don’t have all the experience, don’t hesitate to apply. The hard skills, (tractor driving, greenhouse management, post-harvest washing etc) are all teachable, passion and hustle are not.
Please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15th, 2019.
Only applicants that are currently legally able to work in Canada need apply.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jun 27 2019 ID: 54019