Haslam Creek Farm in Nanaimo, BC is hiring a Field Team Leader for the 2020 season!
About Haslam Creek Farm
We follow permaculture principles and aim to create a climate-change resilient, certified-organic model farm.
Our farm team is the heart and soul of the work that we do; good people doing good work yields good quality of life and nutritious food and medicine. What’s most important to us is that we find the right fit; all passionate folks are encouraged to apply. Training will be available.
Qualities we seek are as follows:
- Positive Attitude – Interest in sustainable agriculture and land stewardship
- Ability to lift 50 lbs – Commitment to healthy living
- Kind, effective communication skills – Active listening
- Ability to work in all weather conditions, and work for an entire work day
- Proactive, alert and observant
- Ability to reliably get to work on time (farm is not on a direct bus route)
- Non-smoking (there are no “smoke breaks” on the farm)
- Supply your own work gloves, rain gear, footwear, hand-pruners, cell-phone
These are the tasks that the Field Team Leader will be expected to perform:
- Report to Site Manager, who is a seasoned west coast hemp farming expert.
- Implement 2020 Farm Strategy, which includes field prep, planting, irrigation installation, mulch application, weed suppression, harvest and storage.
- Organize employee schedule, tasking, safety and wellness
- Provide weekly reports and record-keeping to the Site Manager and Farm Owner
- Address issues as they arise, in consultation with Site Manager
- Responsibly operate farm machinery and equipment (Golf cart, lawn-mower, weed-wacker, small tractor, rototiller, pickup truck)
Term: The position starts between March 15 – 30 and ends October 30.
Hours: 30 – 40 hours per week
Wage: $18 – 22 per hour, depending on experience.
- Mentorship from a seasoned hemp farmer with 15 years experience.
- Beautiful workplace with mountain views, Creekside access, eagles nesting nearby and open skies.
- Access to share of potatoes and squash at Fall Harvest time.
- CPP contributions and Worksafe BC Dues paid
How to Apply
When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at Youngagrarians.org.