Why We’re Hiring
We are hiring for a Field Lead, a farmer who can help out in all aspects of the farm with a focus on what’s going on in the field, whether harvesting, irrigating, or weeding. Basically a second set of eyes who works closely with the farm managers to meet the farm’s goals. This position is a good stepping stone for the right candidate into a future co-manager role.
Cropthorne Farm is a 24 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, at our farmstand, through our 3 seasonal CSA programs serving 300+ members and to top Vancouver restaurants. We focus on annual field crops and, 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 with shared values. You like to work hard and get the job done, but you also recognize the need for balance. 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 other team members.
For additional information on responsibilities and qualifications please view the full Field Lead Job Description on our website.
If this sounds like you, yet don’t have all the experience, don’t hesitate to apply. The hard skills, (tractor driving, integrated pest management, greenhouse management etc) are all teachable, passion and hustle are not.
Strong prefence for in-person interviews.
Please email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com by October 23rd 2020
Only applicants that are currently legally able to work in Canada need apply.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Oct 7 2020 ID: 57664