FARM JOB: Enderby, BC – Shuswap Organics, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 20, 2021

Shuswap Organics in Enderby, BC is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2021 season!

ABOUT Shuswap Organics

Shuswap Organics operates at two locations – Enderberry Farm (which we co-own), and a leased plot down the road. Located in the Shuswap River Valley of the North Okanagan, overlooking the stunning Enderby Cliffs, Enderberry Farm is 21 acres of rolling hills and forest.

Our mixed vegetable enterprise is hiring a Farm Hand for this season. We’re growing on about 3 acres of land (on two separate properties – Enderberry Farm plus a leased plot). We use a combination of hand weeding and human powered work, as well as use a small tractor and cultivating tractor where topography and conditions allow. We grow for a 60 member CSA, farm stand, restaurants, and wholesale clients.

We are certified organic, and believe in growing healthy fresh food for our community that also supports the health of our animals and the environment.

DESIRED QUALITIES

We are looking for a Farm Hand to join our team for the 2021 season. We’re looking for someone with great work ethic, interest for organic agriculture, isn’t afraid of hard work, and is willing to work in all weather. Experience working on a farm is an asset!

  • Hard working, self motivated, quick learning
  • Able to work as part or a team and also comfortable working independently at times
  • Good communication skills, and cooperative/collaborative nature
  • Interested in organic vegetable growing
  • Organized, task oriented, detail oriented and efficient
  • Upbeat and positive personality

JOB TASKS

  • Planting preparation in the field, cultivation, weeding, seeding, transplanting
  • Harvesting
  • Post harvest: washing and packing vegetables, preparing for deliveries

JOB DETAILS

Term: Late April/Early May to Late October, with potential to work in November.
Hours per week: 40 hours per week
Wage: $16/hr

TO APPLY

Please submit a 1 page (MAXIMUM) letter of interest telling us why you’re interested in this role, and what you would bring to our team. Also include your resume (maximum 2 pages) and at least 2 professional references. Email to Emily.Jubenvill@gmail.com by February 15, 2021.

While we thank all those who apply, only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Only applications from Canadian residents (or people with a valid work visa will be considered).

Deadline to apply: March 31, 2021

They also have a Field Manager position available.

When applying, please mention you saw this posting at youngagrarians.org

LEARN MORE ABOUT Shuswap Organics

Website: https://www.shuswaporganics.ca/
Instagram: @emily.enderberry

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