Plenty Wild Farms in Pemberton, BC is seeking a passionate & hard working farm worker to join their team for the 2018 farm season!
ABOUT PLENTY WILD FARMS
We are passionate young farmers who are committed to sustainable agriculture. Our 10 acre certified organic farm is surrounded by mountains in the beautiful Pemberton Valley of BC. We grow over 40 different types of veggies on 2.5 acres and have just planted a 1 acre apple orchard. Produce is sold through two local farmers’ markets and at our farm stand.
Find out more about us here: http://www.plentywild.ca
FARM JOB DESCRIPTION
Duration: May 1st, 2018 to October 13th, 2018
Weekly Schedule: approximately 40 hours/week, 5 days/week (Tuesday through Saturday), start/end times vary throughout the season but we always take a 1 hour lunch break
We are in search of a self-motivated individual who has a strong work ethic and is passionate about farming. The ideal candidate works well both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced work environment, has excellent communication skills and is able to balance speed and efficiency without compromising quality.
Duties will include bed preparation; seeding & transplanting crops; weeding; pruning & trellising; harvesting, cleaning, sorting & packing veggies for markets; operating irrigation; assisting with farmers’ markets and/or farm stand; maintaining accurate records; and following farm policies related to food safety & quality, farm safety and organic certification.
The work is physically demanding (especially on the back and knees), sometimes repetitive and performed outdoors in all sorts of weather (from sweltering heat to pouring rain).
FARM JOB REQUIREMENTS
- physically fit; able to bend for long periods of time; able to lift up to 20kg
- able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
- able to work quickly and efficiently to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
- detail-oriented and committed to quality
- excellent communication skills
- accountable and reliable
- a minimum of 1 full season of related farm experience is preferred
This is a paid position with an hourly wage dependent on experience (starting in the range of $12-$14/h). Access to free vegetables is included. Wage increases throughout the season, dependent on performance, are also possible.
Email your resume (including a minimum of two references) to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include a cover letter that explains why you are interested in this position and your relevant experience.
We look forward to hearing from you!
– Alyssa & David