Position: Assistant Farm Manager
Organization: Sole Food Farms
Location: Vancouver, BC (in and around Downtown Eastside)
Who Are We
Sole Food Street Farms is an internationally recognized social enterprise that transforms vacant urban land into street farms that grow artisan quality fruits and vegetables, available at farmer’s markets, local restaurants and through a CSA program. Our mission is to empower individuals with limited resources by providing jobs, agricultural training and inclusion in a supportive community of farmers and food lovers. Individuals are given basic agriculture training and are employed at the farm based on their capability. Some participants excel in this environment, but the project is set up to allow for the “ups and downs” of people with multiple barriers. Unlike mainstream employers, Sole Food uses employment as an outreach tactic, working to develop and nurture relationships with people of diverse backgrounds.
With few significant food production farms within the city, the project provides educational opportunities, a place to learn new skills and an opportunity for self-growth. Sole Food now includes a network of four farms throughout the city that are providing meaningful employment to 25 individuals. The farms are supplying fresh food to inner city residents and modelling a successful and credible model of high quality intensive urban agriculture.
The Assistant Farm Manager will work closely with the Director of Farm Operations to implement Sole Food’s seasonal farm plan with a focus on harvesting and post-harvest processing. The successful candidate will act as produce “traffic director” ensuring that all products find a home. The position is responsible for post-harvest handling of all farm products, consolidating products from all farm locations, and washing, sorting, processing, packing, and coordinating delivery in conjunction with the marketing/sales manager. The ideal candidate will be ready to make a multi-year commitment to our organization.
Marketing & Social Media
Fluency in spoken Spanish and/or Kiswahili a plus.
Salary: Salary Range $20-$22/hour based on a full-time 10-month contract beginning in May 2019 with subsequent renewal in March. This position is classified as Farm Worker under BC Employment standards.
We are a production farm and work hours will fluctuate with the season; applicants should expect longer days during peak season (June-Sept).
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 17 2019 ID: 50461