FARM JOB: Cranbrook, BC – Cranbrook Urban Farm, Food Producer & Processor Career Internship

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on October 16, 2023

Cranbrook Urban Farm in Cranbrook, BC is seeking a Food Producer & Processor Career Internship!

ABOUT Cranbrook Urban Farm

The Cranbrook Urban Farm is located in Cranbrook and will be producing greens and lettuce year-round using a controlled environment hydroponic system. The farm is run by a social nonprofit organization, and a portion of all produce is distributed through food aid organizations to community members free of charge.


  • Passion for food and an understanding of food systems, an interest in supporting local initiatives that enhance food systems and community resilience.
  • Knowledge of or a willingness to learn hydroponic farming, urban gardening, and
  • kKnowledge of or a willingness to learn food safety, food processing and kitchen management.
  • Education or past experiences in food production and processing (Agricultural Sciences, Agriculture Technology, Agricultural Management, Land and Food Systems or other related area)
  • Interest or experience in the non-profit sector and social enterprise
  • Strong problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well with others, as a team member and independently.
  • Advanced computer skills and technological literacy with the ability to learn new platforms and programs
  • Physical abilities to carry out the duties of the position.

Additional Requirements:

  • Be residing in the Columbia Basin Trust region when the internship starts
  • Successful criminal record screening
  • Valid Driver’s license and current Drivers Abstract
  • Food Safe, First Aid, and CPR certifications an asset


  • Assist with the development and management of the community meals program.
  • Engage with staff cooks to support the use of recovered food to create and distribute
    450 community meals/week.
  • Support the operation of the urban farm project including operation and maintenance of the hydroponic systems and the use of composting equipment.
  • Support urban farm social enterprise development including business design.
  • Support activities including food production, distribution and volunteer engagement at the Cranbrook Public Produce Garden.
  • Liaise with community partners to link food production with food literacy opportunities


Term: ASAP, for 50 weeks

Hours per week: 30 hrs per week

Wage: $21/hr


Please send resume and cover letter to

Deadline to apply: Oct 20, 2023

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