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ORGANIC FARMING

Job: Farm Crew on Organic Farm
Farm: River and Sea Flowers
Location: Delta/Westham Island/Greater Vancouver BC
Term: April — Nov. 2020, part-time & full-time (see below)

River and Sea Flowers is a small family farm growing certified organic cut flowers on beautiful Westham Island in Delta BC, just 30 km from Vancouver. Established by Rachel on her family’s shared land in 2016, we grow a huge diversity of flowers on an acre, split between the field and a few hoop houses. Our harvest season goes from April right through to November. We attend farmer’s markets, supply florists, run a CSA program, supply bulk buckets of flowers to special events and offer designed floral work for weddings. We are focussed on growing high quality cut flowers in an efficient and ecologically responsible way, and use both tractors and hand tools to get the job done. We work hard, get dirty and enjoy the reward of bringing beautiful organic flowers to the world.

FIELD CREW

We're hiring for a position that will begin two days a week in late April and will lead to 4-5 days a week by mid-June continuing right through to mid to late November.

The ideal candidate:

  • has an interest in local sustainable cut flower production
  • is self-motivated and works efficiently
  • is hard working and able to work in all outside conditions: wind, rain, heat, cold, mud, dust as well as beautiful sunny days
  • is physically fit and capable of plenty of bending, lifting, kneeling and standing
  • is able to follow detailed instructions and complete tasks in a timely manner

The ideal candidate will have previous agricultural experience, though inexperienced applicants are welcome to apply and will be trained in many aspects of sustainable cut flower production.

Duties will involve weeding, seeding, planting, harvesting, packing and preparing cut flowers for sale as well as other general farm tasks. The candidate will also be trained to lead or support a Saturday or Sunday farmer’s market. Pay rate depends on experience. Minimum starting wage is $15.00 per hour (+ 4% vacation pay) with room to go up during the season depending on performance and responsibilities. Extra flowers are also available to take home.

Hours are Thursdays and Fridays to early May, leading to full time by mid-June. Work days will depend on yet to be determined farmer’s market scheduling but will typically be a 5 day, 40-45 hour week role.

Please submit your resume with references and a cover letter describing previous experience and interest in this position by email to riverandseaflowers@gmail.com . A link to the full job description can be found on our website at http://www.riverandseaflowers.com/join-our-team . Applications will be considered as they are received, interviews beginning late January.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 12 2020    ID: 55596