FARM JOB: NANAIMO, BC – Haslam Creek Farm, Field Team Leader

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 05, 2020 4 Comments

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Haslam Creek Farm in Nanaimo, BC is hiring a Field Team Leader for the 2020 season!

About Haslam Creek Farm

Haslam Creek Farm is a rural 92-Acre farm located in Coast Salish Territory near Cedar, BC.  Bordering along a salmon-bearing creek, the farm strives to be in stewardship to the land.  We have been growing industrial hemp since 2017 as the primary cash crop, as well as other food and cover crops.  We use high-efficiency dripline irrigation to deliver rainwater that is captured in the winter and stored in our 2 million gallon pond.  Most machinery on the farm includes hand tools, and small power-tools.

We follow permaculture principles and aim to create a climate-change resilient, certified-organic model farm.

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Desired Qualities

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

Job Tasks

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)

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Job Details

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


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4 thoughts on “FARM JOB: NANAIMO, BC – Haslam Creek Farm, Field Team Leader

  1. Hi there! My name is Jenn, and I’m a student with VIU. I am currently taking a Holistic Nutrition course and an assignment we have is to get connected with local farmers to see if we can “work for food” so I am looking to volunteer for about 4 hours(I have a classmate as well so there will be 2 of us). If this is something you would be willing to accommodate we would be very grateful. Just to be clear it would be volunteering in exchange for food, we will be making a healthy recipe from the food we collect. Thank you so much in advance. I look forward to hearing from you!

    1. Hi Jenn,

      Thanks for your comment. I’m not sure if the farmers will see your comment here- best to contact them directly via the contact info at the bottom of the blog post.

      Also check out our U-MAP for farm listings on the Island –


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