FARM JOB: Salt Spring Island, BC – Salt Spring Centre of Yoga, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 22, 2022

Salt Spring Centre of Yoga on Salt Spring Island, BC is seeking a Farm Hand!

ABOUT Salt Spring Centre of Yoga

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is located on 69 acres of prime agricultural land, protected by the Agricultural Land Commission. The purpose of the farm is largely to grow produce like vegetables and fruits for the kitchen that serves the participants of yoga retreats. The farm includes the fields with vegetable and flower beds, 3 greenhouses, a seedling nursery, a fruit orchard, a permaculture food forest, and blueberry and raspberry patches. This is a great opportunity to spend time furthering your agricultural craft, learn growing techniques, while being in an environment that values harmony with the earth, growing food as naturally as possible, and that encourages practices of peace. In addition to using the produce largely for onsite programs, some is also sold at the Centre’s farm stand and at the very famous local Salt Spring Farmer’s Market.

We are a non-profit educational and spiritual retreat centre dedicated to teaching the core principles of yoga which embody peace, resilience, and belonging. At the centre, you will be working alongside people who are committed to exploring community, spiritual practice, and selfless service. Many people experience transformation while being a part of the pristine Centre land nestled in the heart of Salt Spring Island. There are elders around the land who have wisdom to share and overall, we strive to have a peaceful work environment where you are supported to bring your best and whole self.

The agricultural practices respect the environment and the people. Although not certified organic, the ecological and spiritual aspects are put forth.


The ideal Farm Hand is a friendly and driven team player who has demonstrated experience with farm activities with at least 2 seasons. We are looking for someone who never leaves a job unfinished: has exceptional follow through and has an extremely high level of personal responsibility. If you are able to manage key aspects of farming responsibilities and are proactive and able to anticipate future needs.

You must be comfortable with the physical aspect of working on a farm ie. lifting up to 50 lbs, walking or standing for long periods of time.


With support from the Farm Coordinator, you will oversee aspects of the farm which could include the vegetable and flower beds, greenhouses, farm stand, and/or farmer’s market stand. There will be constant communication consisting of daily check-ins, weekly meetings and detailed and accurate record keeping. As an experienced farmer, you will propose weekly tasks for growing areas to be viewed by the coordinator.

Duties could include: seeding, transplanting, pruning, and harvesting and post-harvest processing. Additionally, soil and fencing management, small machinery and tool operation, weeding and miscellaneous farm tasks as needed will also be part of the farming duties.


Term: This is a seasonal position starting as soon as possible and ending on October 31, 2022.

Hours per week: Approximately 37.5 hours per week

  • Work rhythm is seasonal in nature and hours more than 37.5 a week will be required during peak times
  • Work must take place in-person at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga
  • Must be able to function outdoors in various weather and may also be in contact with various chemicals on property.
  • All staff may share responsibility for dishwashing and cleaning during high times.
  • All staff participate in work parties that provide overall care for the Centre seasonally.
  • All staff are expected to invest in the Centre’s general care – we prioritize providing a positive guest and community experience in the spirit of yoga.

Wage: $2560-$2925 per month, depending on experience, from May-October 2022.

  • In accordance with Section 34 (f) of the Employment Standards Regulation (BC), this position is exempt from overtime compensation required under Section 40 of the Employment Standards Act. The base salary for this position includes compensation for all hours worked.
  • Access to weekly yoga classes, spiritual gatherings, nearby swimming, sauna, walking trails and hammocks in the orchards.


Please submit a Cover Letter, Resume and 3 References to A police record check will be done by the Centre.

Deadline to apply: May 1, 2022

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