FARM JOB: North Saanich, BC – 10 Acres, Delivery Driver and Property Management Lead

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 24, 2021

10 Acres in North Saanich, BC is seeking a Delivery Driver and Property Management Lead!

ABOUT 10 Acres

10 acres is a mixed farm located on the Saanich peninsula, Vancouver Island, BC. We grow produce for our three farm to table restaurants; 10 Acres: Kitchen and Commons, 10 Acres: Bistro and 10 Acres at the Pier as well as our Cafe and Market in Sidney.

Our farm consists of 5 main branches;

The Orchard: 2000 tree high density Cider apple orchard and 1000+ Fruit trees and vines including; apples, pears, apricots, quince, figs, hazelnuts, walnuts, and grapes.

The Market Garden: Annual and perennial field vegetable production and greenhouse crop production program including, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, greens, herbs, berries, and much more.

The Flowers: Annual and perennial cut flower program for CSA, Market and restaurants. Including Dhalias, Zinnias, Snapdragons, lilies, tulips ect,

The Animals: Pig, Turkey, Duck, Chicken, and bee programs as well as resident animal care-taking.

The Land: Annual and perennial ornamental landscaping program as well as property management.

The Cider: We are dipping our toes in cider production and will be opening a Cidery on property in the coming years.

With these branches as our five pillars and structure we supply amazing organically grown produce to our restaurants and market, while providing a great farm venue for tours and events.

DESIRED QUALITIES

You are reliable! You show up on time, with lots of energy and we can count on you to follow through on your responsibilities.

Honesty and integrity are of paramount importance, trust is the foundation of any relationship.

You have a positive, upbeat personality; an energetic, focused approach to the workplace; and strong communication skills – you are friendly, gracious and helpful.

You take verbal, written and practical instructions easily, first mastering a task and then maximizing efficiency.

You are a team player, balanced with the ability to work independently and in a self-directed manner.

You have a valid class 5 drivers licence and are a comfortable driving a delivery van.

JOB TASKS

The Role!

We are looking for a organized, efficient Delivery Driver and Landscape Lead.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Deliveries: Picking up and delivering farm produce, restaurant supplies and other items needing transportation. 3-4 deliveries per week.
  • Property Management: Landscaping, mowing, weed whacking, weeding, mulching, edging, leaf clean up, farm and restaurant recycling and compost program.
  • General Farm Labour: Fencing, construction, maintenance, lifting, moving and building.

Secondary tasks and responsibilities:

  • Fruit, Vegetable and Flower harvest and processing.
  • Animal chores including, feeding, watering, rotating and habitat and structure maintenance
  • Orchard work: Pruning, fertilizing, blossom thinning, organic disease and pests prevention and more.

JOB DETAILS

Term: Start in December. Full time, permanent position.

Hours per week: 40-44 hours per week, must be willing to work on weekends.

Wage: Monthly Salary Based on Experience, $2500+
Paid vacation each year,
Potential for on farm accommodation

TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter expressing interest to farm@10acres.ca.
Have references ready as they will be contacted.

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT 10 Acres

Website: https://10acres.ca/our-farm/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Eat10Acres/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eat10acres/?hl=en

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