FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER – Sky Harvest Microgreens, Multiple Positions Available

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 30, 2019 1 Comment

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Sky Harvest is hiring for multiple positions for their certified organic urban microgreen farm in Vancouver, BC

Sky Harvest is looking for candidates with a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility, interested in joining their team of dedicated employees and volunteers whose unique talents shape Sky Harvest’s development.

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.

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

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1) Food Production & Harvest Supervisor (Full-time)

POSITION OBJECTIVE(S)

The primary objective of this position is to be responsible for quality control (during harvest days), help coordinate and understand all operational components of the farm and to increase farm efficiencies. Being able to participate in bike delivery of our greens is an asset

STRUCTURE

This position reports directly to the Production Manager & Owner.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Operational Responsibilities:

  • Assist Production Manager in coordinating staff and workflow for harvest days
  • Responsible for Quality Control during harvest
  • Identify operational “pinch points” and make recommendations to increase the efficiency of harvesting and processing
  • Assist Production Manager with daily tasks including, but not limited to:
    • Preparation of the growing area and equipment (cleaning, mopping, sweeping, etc.)
    • Soil & compost management
    • Sterilizing and planting trays
    • Support production workers with harvesting as needed
    • Bike delivery of our greens across the city is ideal but not necessary

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Graduate
  • Any training relevant to either sustainability or farming
  • Strong cycling skills are an asset (though not a requirement) in order to participate in deliveries across the city in any weather
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Attention to detail is a must and experience with quality control is an asset
  • Reliable and committed to the position and company
  • Must be able to perform physical labour daily
  • Excellent communications skills and strong collaborative ability
  • Well-versed using Excel, Word and Google docs

ORIENTATION PERIOD

The reasonable orientation period for a fully qualified candidate is 6 weeks.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD

The probationary period for this position is 3 months.

HOURS OF WORK

5 days/week (Wednesday & Fridays are mandatory) with varying times but generally between 7am to 5 pm. Alternating weekends.

LIAISON WITH

  • All departments

Compensation

  • $29,000-33,000 /year to start plus Extended Health Benefits, Hot yoga membership, plus daily greens and additional staff perks. Room to grow within the company and gain responsibilities

Application

Please submit an introduction of yourself, why you think you would be a good fit with us (cover letter), and a resume AND clearly note your qualifications based on each of the above “required skills knowledge and abilities” to: aaron(at)skyharvest.ca Also indicate if you are a strong cyclist and would be able to do regular bike deliveries.


2) Bike Delivery & Microgreen Farm Assistant Contract Position (Part-time)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Delivery (by bicycle) of our microgreens to our fine chefs. We have a unique trailer system that is compatible with most bikes
  • Active participation in harvesting and planting is also a key component of this position

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong cycling skills are a must
  • Interest in urban agriculture activities and passionate about sustainability and local food systems
  • Fun and easygoing personality
  • Ability to work quickly, pay attention to small details and carry on a conversation simultaneously
  • Exhibits reliability and commitment to our organization
  • Must be able to perform physical labour on a daily basis
  • The candidate must have their own bike and be very comfortable pulling a small delivery trailer as well.
  • Ability to perform bike deliveries of our products in all weather conditions. (Remember Vancouver experiences lots of rain!)
  • Farming, gardening or experience working with your hands considered an asset

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • 1 Part or full time Contract position available (16-30 hours weekly for May-Sept 1st as a minimum with the hopes someone will stay with us for the long-term). Mandatory work days are Wednesdays & Fridays (both positions) with additional days available.
  • Start time: March or April
  • Pay: Starting pay is $14/hr  & Health Benefits (20+ hrs/week required) & Hot yoga membership & Weekly microgreens
  • Opportunity to move up within the company as we continue to grow & expand
  • Position is located in Richmond BC, and is a 7 minute bike ride from Bridgeport Skytrain Station

APPLICATION:

To be considered for this position you must fill our Bike Delivery application found HERE. Please submit an introduction of yourself and why you would think you could be a good fit with us, a resume and any questions you may have about us or the position to:
aaron (AT) skyharvest.ca


3) Cleaner & Farm Assistant

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Cleaning the growing area and equipment including sweeping, mopping and general tidying of warehouse
  • Soil and compost management
  • Soil bagging
  • Sterilizing planting trays
  • Actively harvesting our delicate greens in an fast paced environment

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be able to perform physical labour on a daily basis
  • Ability to work quickly, pay attention to small details and carry on a conversation simultaneously
  • Interest in urban agriculture activities and passionate about sustainability and local food systems
  • Fun and easygoing personality
  • Ability to work independently
  • Exhibits reliability and commitment to organization
  • Must be able to perform physical labour on a daily basis

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • 2-3 days/ week 12 to 24 hours Wednesdays and Fridays + an additional day
  • Start time: Immediate/ Flexible
  • Pay: Starting pay is $ 14/hr + Hot Yoga Membership + weekly microgreens

APPLICATION:

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

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at Youngagrarians.org.

Learn More About Sky Harvest

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