1. ORGANIC FARM FIELD CREW (THREE POSITIONS AVAILABLE) APRIL 15-OCTOBER 15, 2020, MAY 1-OCTOBER 15, 2020, AND MAY 1-SEPTEMBER 1, 2020
We are seeking self-motivated, hard working, individuals who aspire to deepen their knowledge and skill experience of small-scale organic vegetable farming. Field Crew members will work as part of a team along with the farm manager and assistant manager, to accomplish daily objectives for field vegetable production, crop maintenance and harvesting.
2. ASSISTANT FARM MANAGER (ONE POSITION AVAILABLE) APRIL 1st - OCTOBER 20th, 2020
We are seeking a self-motivated, hard working individual who aspires to advance their career in small-scale organic vegetable farming. This person will assist the farm manager in organizing, and performing workday logistics while training and supervising the field crew. (CONTINUE TO BOTTOM OF POST FOR FARM MANAGER POSTING DETAILS.)
ABOUT ROOTDOWN ORGANIC FARM
We are a certified organic farm located in the beautiful Pemberton Valley. Established in 2009, we grow over 25 varieties of field and hoop-house vegetables and are committed to providing the finest local produce to the communities of Pemberton and Whistler through a weekly CSA Harvest Box program, restaurants, and grocery retailers. The farm is a fast-paced environment with objectives and deadlines requiring work to be done efficiently. We enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done, and celebrate that many of our prior staff have gone on to start their own successful farming endeavours.
Our farm team is responsible for seeding, transplanting, watering, weeding, harvesting and processing over 25 varieties of vegetables. Staff should display a fine balance of task efficiency with detail-oriented product quality in farm operation and customer service. Staff are required to work outside in variable and challenging environmental conditions (rain and mud, sun and heat, bugs, etc.) doing sweaty repetitive tasks. Start times in the morning vary from 6:00-8:00 depending on the available daylight and anticipated temperatures. Weekly work requirements fulfill 30-50 hours/week depending on the demands of the season. The farm’s Operation Handbook provides instructions and consistent product standards to guide farm tasks. Field crew provide occasional supervision of weekly volunteers on basic farm tasks.
FIELD CREW QUALIFICATIONS
FARM CREW DUTIES
The initial wage for the farm crew position is $15/hour. Wage increases during the season are possible with demonstration of prior experience, or with improved skill and performance.
Staff will also have access to free vegetables for their own consumption. Basic seasonal housing may be available for rent on the farm. An “End-of-Season” bonus of $0.25/hr for total hours worked is given to all full-time staff .
How to Apply/Hiring Process:
Interested folk should send a resume and cover letter to Simone at email@example.com . Qualified candidates will be contacted beginning in mid-January to schedule an interview.
ASSISTANT FARM MANAGER QUALIFICATIONS
Additional ASSISTANT MANAGER DUTIES:
**ASSISTANT FARM MANAGER is responsible for all general FARM CREW DUTIES as well as ASSISTANT MANAGER DUTIES.
The initial wage for this position is $17/hour. Wage increases during the season are possible with demonstration of prior experience, or improved skill performance. Staff will also have access to free vegetables for their own consumption. Basic seasonal housing may be available to rent on the farm.
An “End-of-Season” bonus of $0.25/hr for total hours worked is given to all full-time staff.
How to Apply/Hiring Process:
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and a reference letter from previous farm employer to Simone at firstname.lastname@example.org . Qualified candidates will be contacted beginning in mid-January to schedule an interview.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Nov 25 2019 ID: 55241