Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario is seeking a Farm Field Coordinator!
ABOUT Ignatius Jesuit Centre
Ignatius Farm, an integral part of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, is a community organic training farm. The farm grows certified organic produce for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers’ 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.
Are you passionate about community and regenerative agriculture? Do you have greenhouse, vegetable growing and direct marketing skills? Are you a team player and leader? Do you thrive juggling diverse responsibilities, and keeping tasks on timeline with a dynamic and cooperative team?
Join the Ignatius Farm, located just north of Guelph Ontario!
- Studies in Agriculture or relevant degree, or minimum 3 years of hands-on farm experience
- Experience with organic vegetable production, greenhouses, operating basic farm equipment
- Experience supervising and coordinating teams, keeping tasks on schedule, quality control
- Commitment to ecological farming practices, Health & Safety mindfulness, working outside in all weather, working as a cohesive team, and building community
- Proficiency with Excel, Microsoft Office, and basic math
- Excellent communication and people skills
- Assets: Valid G class drivers licence, First Aid/CPR
- Lead and set pace for teams of interns, volunteers, and field workers to produce excellent quality organic crops
- Grow, harvest & distribute quality crops, indoor and outdoor, per Organic and Food Safety protocols
- Lead Indoor Production activities and training including:
- seedling, microgreen & in-ground production
- soil fertility management and irrigation
- greenhouse maintenance; equipment & infrastructure maintenance
- manage seedlings for sale vs. field production transplants
- Lead field production activities and training including:
- Planting, transplanting, weeding, irrigation, harvesting
- Quality control
- Safe use and maintenance of tools, equipment, and structures
- Production records, variety trials, system improvements and appropriate documentation
- Coordinate wash station & post-harvest handling
- Coordinate crop distribution and sales –CSA, local businesses, markets, service agencies
- Lead teams to provide wonderful customer service for CSA, U-pick berries, and markets
Contract: mid-March – December; potential for longer-term work
Hours per week: 40 hours/week average; evening or weekend work will be scheduled
Wage: $2,775-2,950/month based on experience; small CSA share
Submit resume and letter of interest with funding eligibility to email@example.com
Your letter of interest must specify:
- Which funding criteria you meet (see below)
- Relevant expertise
Positions may be 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 may include:
- 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: Feb 28, 2022. Recommend to apply early.
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