FARM JOB: AGASSIZ, BC – Earthwise Society Farm & Projects Coordinator

Posted by Moss Dance on May 01, 2017

Farm Job Earthwise Agassiz

About Earthwise Society

Earthwise Society has been a not-for-profit leader in community-based environmental education for over 30 years. Recently, we initiated the establishment of a new destination learning resource and organic teaching farm on 38 acres in Agassiz, BC. We have an exciting opportunity for an energetic and articulate individual who will play a key role in laying the groundwork for enhancing the natural attributes of this unique site.  

Reporting to the Executive Director in South Delta, the Farm Projects Coordinator will coordinate the implementation of funded projects at the Agassiz location. Learn more about Earthwise at www.earthwisesociety.bc.ca.

Farm Job Earthwise Agassiz

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 invasive species removal and tree planting within the riparian corridor
  • Implement planting plants for demonstration garden areas, including soil preparation, planting, and maintenance
  • Be responsible for tool and equipment use and maintenance, keep 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 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 6 months, beginning mid-May.  Weekend work will be required. This position may be extended based on a successful performance review and continued availability of funding. Submit a cover letter and resume to Isabelle Rodé at farm@earthwisesociety.bc.ca as soon as possible

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