FARM JOB: Guelph, Ontario – Ignatius Farm, Farm Associates

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 12, 2021

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Ignatius Farm in Guelph, Ontario is seeking Farm Associates for the 2021 season!

ABOUT Ignatius Farm

Ignatius Farm, an integral part of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, grows certified organic produce for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmersโ€™ markets, local businesses and service agencies. Programs include community gardens, community orchard, acreage rentals, internships and farmer training, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and seasonal community events.

Interested in regenerative agriculture? Join the Ignatius Farm located just north of Guelph Ontario!

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DESIRED QUALITIES

EXPERIENCE

  • Knowledge and/or hands on in gardening, ecological farming, greenhouse production, or other field work; use of basic tools
  • Commitment to ecological farming practices, Health & Safety mindfulness, working outside in all weather, working as a cohesive team, and building community
  • Basic math & customer service skills
  • Assets: Valid G class drivers license, First Aid/CPR


JOB TASKS

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Lead our teams of interns, volunteers, and field workers
  • Farm Associates leadership areas include:
  • Field Lead โ€“ Staff & Production coordination; Field Inventories & field logs; Harvest Management; Post-Harvest handling; curing, storage & packing; Soil fertility
    • Field equipment operations & machinery care
    • Berry production & U-pick management
    • Indoor Production โ€“ seedlings, microgreens, in-ground crops
    • Irrigation
    • Sales & crop distribution: CSA, Wholesale and retail sales, Farmers Market
    • Community programs โ€“ gardens, orchard, CSA pick-ups, events
  • Plant, transplant, weed, harvest and clean vegetables per Organic and Food Safety protocols
  • Provide wonderful customer service for CSA, U-pick berries, and Milton Farmers Market
  • Utilize and maintain tools, equipment, and structures safely, according to training provided
  • Log activities and contribute to system improvements
  • Support farm training and community programs, Community Gardens, Community Orchard, seasonal events, media outreach

JOB DETAILS

Contract: April 19 or May 3 โ€“ August 27
Hours per week: 40 hours/week average; evening or weekend work may be required
Wage: $2,650/month; small CSA share

TO APPLY

Submit resume and letter of interest with funding eligibility to officecoordinator@ignatiusguelph.ca

Your letter of interest must specify:

  • Which funding criteria applies to you
  • Relevant expertise

FUNDING ELIGIBILITY
Positions are funded through the EcoCanada SWILP program or other funding.

EcoCanada SWILP program-specific criteria:

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee status. (Students on a work permit or visa are not eligible for SWILP)
  • Current post-secondary student studying in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Math (STEAM) or Business

Go to https://www.eco.ca/swilp/studentquiz.aspx to become pre-approved for the EcoCanada Student Work-Integrated Learning Program (SWILP).

Eligibility for other funding:

  • Have a valid SIN number
  • 30 years old or younger

The Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC) aspires to be an equitable and inclusive place where a diversity of life experiences, identities and perspectives work together. IJC encourages applicants from all walks of life, especially those from communities that have been historically excluded from farming or access to farmland. We apply an anti-oppression framework to our work and have a zero tolerance policy for discrimination and harassment.

We thank all applicants in advance; only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2021

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT Ignatius Farm

Website: https://ignatiusguelph.ca/get-involved/employment/

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