Got farming experience and a passion for making craft cider? This cidery assistant job opportunity at Twin Island Cider may be for you!
About Twin Island Cider
We are a small, farm-based cidery in our second year of operation. We harvest from old orchards and backyards around Pender Island and press the fruit throughout the fall using a traditional rack and cloth press. Natural fermentation is our speciality, and we work full circle with the seasons: pruning and bottling in the winter, selling through our tasting room and local farmers market in the summer, harvesting and pressing in the fall, and doing orchard establishment and maintenance year round.
Although we are not certified organic, we grow our apples in accordance with BC organic standards. We strive toward low mechanization when it comes to harvesting and orchard work, and focus on natural fermentation which allows us to use very minimal sulphites in our ciders.
About the Twin Island Cidery Assistant Position
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We are looking for someone who is passionate about craft cider! Experience in farming is a must, craft beverage production is a bonus. This is a great learning opportunity with all the benefits of an internship but with full-time hours and wage. We hope to find someone who has an interest in starting a cidery or other farm-based business, so the learning aspect will be valued and utilized, but who is also willing to do the repetitive daily work involved. Ideally we would like to find someone willing to commit to being here for two years if the work is a good fit for them.
You will be involved with everything from cider making to orchard maintenance and establishment: harvesting apples, weeding (there is always weeding!), pressing, racking, pruning, planting trees, bottling and helping in the tasting room in the summer. During the summer you will need to be able to work (most) weekends!
Starting September/October. At least a one year commitment, please!
30-40 hours, with the option to take a month off in December. $15/hr, plus subsidized (and oceanside) housing for the first six months as you get settled on the island. (Potentially available for longer.)
Please send your cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not use the comments section on this post to indicate your interest in the position—please contact the employer directly at the above email address. Thank-you!