FARM JOB: Richmond, BC – Sky Harvest, Indoor Agriculture Production Innovator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 17, 2021

Sky Harvest in Richmond, BC is seeking a full-time Indoor Agriculture Production Innovator!

ABOUT Sky Harvest

Sky Harvest is Canada’s first certified organic, urban farm. Our work transforms the urban landscape, improves access to healthy produce and provides a place of community, education and work for local residents. Our current focus is growing microgreens and delivering them by bicycle to Vancouver’s top chefs and grocery stores. We are looking for candidates with a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility, interested in joining our team of dedicated employees whose unique talents shape Sky Harvest’s development.

Our day-to-day activities are driven by three core values:

  • Lead by example: Providing a strong example of corporate social responsibility in business
  • Inspire and assist: Spur the adoption of sustainability principles into others’ operations whenever feasible
  • Innovate: Use innovation to move society towards sustainability and thrive-ability

DESIRED QUALITIES

Knowledge and skills

  • Farming, gardening or experience working with your hands considered an asset
  • Teamwork and strong communication skills are a must
    experience with indoor agriculture is an asset
  • Knowledge of soil science is valuable
  • Interest or experience with process/flow optimization
  • Interest in urban agriculture activities and passionate about sustainability and local food systems
  • Ability to work quickly, pay attention to small details
  • Exhibits reliability and commitment to our organization

ELIGIBILITY

This position is made possible through the government and as such the minimum eligibility criteria for interns are:

  • Between the ages of 15-30 (inclusive) at the start of the internship
    Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person granted refugee status in Canada*
  • Post secondary school graduate
  • under employed (not in your field) or unemployed

JOB TASKS

  • Assist shift lead and growing manager with various production related activities
    aid the introduction of new specialized crops to our growing environment
  • assist our growing manager in the development of new growing mediums for use in our indoor growing environment
  • work with our shift lead and growing manager to help optimize workflow and production within our facility
  • Help our harvest team weekly on processing orders

JOB DETAILS

Term: start date is ASAP and it is a permanent position

Hours per week: 30-45

Wage: Starting pay is $ 18.00/hr + Extended Health Benefits & Paid sick days & East Van hot yoga pass & weekly microgreens. Room for wage and position to grow

TO APPLY

Please submit an introduction of yourself, why you think you would be a good fit with us, a resume and Application with any questions you may have about us or the position to:

aaron (at) skyharvest.ca

Application found here: https://www.skyharvest.ca/employment/ 

Deadline to apply:

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT Sky Harvest

Website: www.skyharvest.ca
Instagram: @sky_harvest

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