[FILLED] FARM JOB: Saanichton, BC – Northbrook Farm, Field Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 14, 2020

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Northbrook Farm in Saanichton, BC is seeking a Field Manager!

ABOUT Northbrook Farm

Northbrook Farm began in 2000. Heather Stretch (with occasional assistance from her husband and sons) owns and runs this 7-acre certified organic mixed veggie and blueberry farm in the beautiful Mt Newton Valley of Southern Vancouver Island. Northbrook is a bustling farm situated within a 20-acre property where other businesses also operate. We are part of the Saanich Organics group of farms (www.saanichorganics.com) Along with partners Robin Tunnicliffe (Sea Bluff) and Rachel Fisher (Three Oaks) we market together and run our seed company Seeds of the Revolution. We sell through our CSA, at 2 farmers markets, to many local restaurants and grocers, and at our farm stand.

Northbrook Farm is Certified Organic, and Heather has been an active volunteer in the Organic community through IOPA, COABC, and Moss St Market since she began farming in 2001. We believe that agriculture needs to be sustainable both environmentally and financially. We also believe in working and growing together, so community and relationships are very important to us.

DESIRED QUALITIES

Northbrook Farm is looking for a dedicated, positive, skilled Field Manager to lead our farm crew for the 2021 season and beyond. We are looking for someone who is passionate about sustainable and productive agriculture and loves working in community. We need someone with experience in small to mid-scale market gardening or veggie farming who also has some management experience.
We are looking for someone who already knows they love farm work. We seek a hardworking, self-motivated person who can work independently but also loves to work with others and has a positive leadership style. Good time management is critical. The abilities to follow detailed instructions, ask questions, and communicate clearly are essential.
Underlying all of this, we are looking for someone who loves soil, cares deeply about organic agriculture, and finds joy in growing healthy food.

JOB TASKS

  • Day to day seeding, transplanting, weeding
  • Fertility and pest management
  • Irrigation
  • Field preparation (including tractor operation)
  • Harvesting, washing, and packing produce
  • Occasional maintenance projects
  • Maintain records with provided forms
  • Ensure tidy, efficient, safe workplace
  • Train other staff
  • Provide ongoing direction, instruction, and efficiency tips to other staff

JOB DETAILS

Term: Beginning part time in February 2021, then becoming full-time by early April 2021. Season end date roughly November 30. Ideally the successful candidate will return for several seasons. Year-round work is a possibility.
Hours per week: 40 hours per week. Usually Monday to Friday, but some flexibility may be required.
Wage: $17.00/hr plus access to veggies and possibility of a year-end bonus based on profit share.

TO APPLY

Please send resume and cover letter to Heather at hsandll@shaw.ca.
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to come for a ½ day paid working interview. It’s easier for us to get to know each other when we’re chatting over work rather than sitting across a table for an interview.
Deadline to apply: January 25, 2021

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT Northbrook Farm

Website: www.saanichorganics.com
Instagram: instagram.come/saanichorganics

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