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2020 FIELD ASSISTANT JOB POSTING

Position: Field Assistant
Organization: The Sharing Farm Society
Location: Lower Mainland/Richmond, BC

Background

The Sharing Farm (TSF) is a not-for-profit community farm that grows organic vegetables on donated city lands for the Richmond Food Bank and other community agencies.

This is a seasonal position from 24 Mar to 9 Nov, averaging 40 hours a week, Wednesday – Sunday. This position will require a willingness to work some longer weeks and some shorter weeks, depending on job demands. Ideally we are looking for a candidate who would stay at the farm for several years.

The Sharing Farm is a unique community farm combining the practice of organic farming set within a framework of food justice and food security in the region. The four-acre farm is situated within Richmond’s Terra Nova Rural Park, located at the western end of Westminster Highway, alongside the West Dyke, in Richmond BC. It is accessible by bus, car, or bicycle.

For more information about The Sharing Farm please visit http://www.sharingfarm.ca

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Field Manager with field preparation, field maintenance, crop development, irrigation, crop harvest, and post-harvest handling
  • Assist in supervising the team of summer field interns, and corporate volunteer groups
  • Maintain high quality produce standards and food safety standards
  • Run TSF Sunday Farmers Markets from June-Nov (approx. 20 markets)

Qualifications:

  • Experience in organic farming
  • Ability to work at an efficient pace and willingness to work hard to complete farm tasks when required
  • Be physically fit and enjoy working outside in all kinds of weather
  • Self-motivated, flexible, willing to take initiative, work well independently and in a team environment, good communication and record-keeping skills
  • Be comfortable working with people from all kinds of backgrounds and abilities
  • Well-organised, punctual and able to keep a clean and organised work area
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Be available on weekends (days off will be Monday and Tuesday) and able to work 11 hour shifts on market days
  • Be fully committed for the summer season (very limited possibility for leave, from May-September)

Salary: $18-20 per hour, depending on experience

40 hour work week, must be available weekends.

Application deadline: 18th November, 2019

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit resume and a cover letter to:

Assistant Director: Leslie Williams
leslie@sharingfarm.ca

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 4 2019    ID: 55107