FARM JOB: Agassiz, BC – Farm Projects Coordinator, Earthwise Society

Posted by Moss Dance on February 15, 2017 1 Comment

Earthwise Society

Earthwise Society has been a not for profit leader in community-based environmental education for over 30 years. The Society operates a demonstration garden of sustainable landscape practices and organic food production in South Delta. Recently, Earthwise initiated the establishment of a new destination resource located in Agassiz, BC. We have an exciting opportunity for an energetic and articulate individual who is passionate about making a personal contribution to sustainability at the Agassiz site.

Reporting to the Executive Director in South Delta, the Farm Projects Coordinator will carry out on-site activities for the development, operation, and maintenance of the Earthwise Farm Agassiz. Learn more about Earthwise at www.earthwisesociety.bc.ca.

Earthwise Society

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Farming operations including field preparation, composting, field maintenance, crop development, irrigation, crop harvest, and post harvest handling
  • Assist with marketing activities, including CSA program, farm gate, Circle Farm Tour and Farm Cycle tour and restaurant sales
  • As part of a team, assist with habitat enhancement initiatives including demonstration garden development and maintenance
  • Be responsible for tool and equipment use and maintenance, keep farm and storage areas organized and tidy
  • Maintain records for on-site activities; ensure organic certification compliance
  • Supervise volunteers (individuals and teams) and summer students
  • Assist with the introduction of educational programs, tours, special events and fund-raising activities
  • Help to increase involvement and engagement of local community
  • Represent Earthwise at Farmers Markets and other community events

Qualifications

  • Post secondary education in agriculture, horticulture, or environmental fields
  • At least one year’s experience working on a small scale farm required
  • Knowledge of composting and organic practices; organic experience preferred
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; experience with community outreach or environmental education an asset
  • Be self-motivated, flexible, and work well independently and in a team environment
  • Be physically fit and enjoy working outside in all kinds of weather
  • Proven ability in working effectively with volunteers and/or co-workers

Note: This is a full-time position, 35-hours per week for 7 months, beginning mid-March. Weekend work will be required. This position may be extended based on a successful performance review and continued availability of funding. The wage for this position is $16/hour.

Submit a cover letter and resume to Isabelle Rodé at farm@earthwisesociety.bc.ca by March 1, 2017.

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