River and Sea Flowers, in Ladner, BC, is seeking a Farm Crew Member for the 2020 season!
About River and Sea Flowers
River and Sea Flowers is a certified organic family farm producing cut flowers on beautiful Westham Island in Delta BC, 30 km from Vancouver. We grow a huge diversity of flowers and foliage on a one acre field as well as in a few hoophouses. We use a range of hand tools as well as tractors and other equipment which we share with 2 other farm operations on our family’s 50 acre parcel. Our flowers are distributed to Vancouver florists, at farmers markets, at the farmgate, to DIY brides and A La Carte wedding clients as well as to our CSA members.
We are committed to bringing local sustainable cut flowers to consumers. This means that we celebrate unique blooms that are naturally scented, freshly picked and grown with methods supporting local biodiversity over those grown and shipped from across the globe and treated with environmentally questionable practices.
Our farm is certified organic and we are proud to be a part of the Slow Flowers movement.
The ideal candidate:
- has an interest in local sustainable cut flower production
- is self-motivated and works efficiently
- is hard working and able to work in all outside conditions: wind, rain, heat, cold, mud, dust as well as beautiful sunny days
- is physically fit and capable of plenty of bending, lifting, kneeling and standing
- is able to follow detailed instructions and complete tasks in a timely manner
The ideal candidate will have previous agricultural experience, though inexperienced applicants are welcome to apply and will be trained in many aspects of sustainable cut flower production.
Duties will involve bed prep, weeding, seeding, planting, operating irrigation, harvesting, packing, and preparing cut flowers for sale, keeping accurate records as well as other general farm tasks. The candidate will also be trained to lead or support a Saturday or Sunday farmer’s market.
Term: We’re hiring for a position that will begin two days a week in late April and will lead to 4-5 days a week by mid-June continuing right through to mid to late November with the possibility of returning the following season.
Hours: Hours are Thursdays and Fridays to early May, leading to full time by mid-June. Work days will depend on yet to be determined farmer’s market scheduling but will typically be a 5 day, 40-45 hour week role.
Wage: Pay rate depends on experience. Minimum starting wage is $15.00 per hour (+ 4% vacation pay) with room to go up during the season depending on performance and responsibilities. Extra flowers are also available to take home.
Please submit your resume with references and a cover letter describing previous experience and interest in this position by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered as they are received, interviews beginning late January.
Deadline to apply: February 17th, 2020
When applying, mention you saw this posting at YoungAgrarians.org
Learn More About River and Sea Flowers
Check out River and Sea Flowers’ Website: https://www.riverandseaflowers.com/