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Position: Organic Market Gardener Farmer & Organic horticulturist positions at Relais & Chateaux Hotel
Organization: Hasting's House Country House Hotel
Location: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Housing: staff housing may be available

Hasting’s House Country House Hotel, a world-class luxury hotel, spa, and organic farm-to-table restaurant located on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada, is looking for an organic market gardener / market farmer, and several landscapers to join our 2019 team. You can learn more about the hotel here: http://www.hastingshouse.com

We are a beautifully landscaped 20 acre farm estate, with 2 acres of cut flower and veggie gardens. Our English style ornamental gardens enhance the estate, while our cut flower gardens provide daily bouquets for 18 guest rooms. The vegetable gardens supply the two on-site restaurants with seasonal produce.

Immediate positions are available. The hotel is open to guests March 15 to November 15th, and year round work is potentially available for the right person(s). We are currently seeking to fill the following positions:


Organic Market Gardener / Farmer

Tasks for this position include: planning, propagation, transplanting, harvesting, weeding, and watering for a 100x125 annual veggie garden, and a 72’ X 25’ hoop house along with several rows of berries and fruit trees.

The ideal candidate will have enough experience to work independently, however, we can take less experienced individuals with a desire to learn.

Personal traits needed for the job:

  • Service oriented (enthusiastic about interacting w/ hotel guests)
  • Hard-working in various weather, with good stamina and a good pace
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow directions
  • Positive, able to work independently and with a team
  • Flexible – willing to take on a variety of tasks and learn new things

Organic Landscaper / horticulturist 

We are looking for two full-time landscaper / horticulturists to join our team to assist in day-to-day care of the property ornamental gardens and landscapes. Regular tasks include propagation, planting, weeding and watering and irrigation management of the grounds and ornamental gardens, which are mostly automated, and occasionally filling in with some vegetable harvest, lawn mowing and pathway raking as-needed.

Personal traits needed for the job:

  • Service oriented (enthusiastic about interacting w/ hotel guests)
  • Hard-working in various weather, with good stamina and a good pace
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow directions
  • Positive, able to work independently and with a team
  • Flexible - willing to take on a variety of tasks and learn new things

Salary and Benefits

Wages are competitive, and benefit options include natural health and dental. Staff housing may be available. Working at Hasting’s House is an excellent professional development opportunity. Hasting’s House is part of an international network of “Relais & Chateaux” luxury hotels, and experience at one opens the doors to many others. Additionally, you’ll come away with the skills and knowledge to grow for restaurants, market gardens, CSA’s, etc.

Apply

Please email gardens@hastingshouse.com with your contact and resume if available, and we will get back to you shortly. You can also bring your resume in to 160 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC. For more information, please call 778-350-9687 during business hours (pacific time.)

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 7 2019    ID: 51932