[FILLED] FARM JOB: Sorrento, BC – Sorrento Centre Farm, Permaculture Farm Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 13, 2021

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Sorrento Centre Farm in Sorrento, BC is seeking a Permaculture Farm Assistant!

ABOUT Sorrento Centre Farm

Sorrento Centre Farm, located in the Shuswap, BC interior is seeking Permaculture Farm Assistants for the autumn 2021 season. This is an opportunity to gain career skills in the beautiful setting of the Shuswap in the Interior of BC for September – October 2021 with potential for an extension into November.

As a Permaculture Farm Assistant, you will work with the Farm Manager to care for and operate an acre of market garden, plan, develop and build infrastructure for an additional 4 acres of annual market garden, perennial fruit plots and an eventual food forest garden. Candidates who are highly self-motivated, with some experience in organic gardening, and an understanding of the seasonal needs of a garden are encouraged to apply.

The farm is now being managed with permaculture, regenerative farming principals, very much in the development stages. This position will be a great opportunity for the candidates to participate and learn about the transition process as well as gaining valuable hands-on experience in turning a property from conventionally farmed land into a regenerative, eco-friendly landscape.


This position will require physical, social, and intellectual work. The candidate must demonstrate a capacity for leadership, the ability to work as part of a team, and a willingness to learn and engage themselves in hard work. Applicants must be prepared to spend hours outside doing physical labour in various types of weather and be available for work on weekends.

  • A criminal record check is required and will be arranged upon hiring
  • Access to a reliable vehicle/transportation is essential

Applicants must meet the Canada Summer Jobs criteria:

  • must be eligible to work in Canada
  • must be between the ages of 15-30


You will work directly with the experienced Sorrento Centre Farmer and your duties may include:

  • Propagation and care for plants
  • Soil building and soil care
  • Operation of a mechanical watering system
  • Receiving and organizing organic materials for soil supplementation
  • Picking and preparing produce for farm gate and market sales
  • Supervising and working alongside volunteers to ensure that deadlines and project details are completed correctly and on time
  • Giving short informational tours to visitors


Term: A part-time or full-time position, subject to the Personnel Policy of the Sorrento Centre. The Sorrento Centre reserves the right to adjust hours to suit a seasonal cycle.

Hours per week: 35 hours / week Hours can be adjusted to meet the needs of the Sorrento Centre and the successful candidate

Wage: $16.00 / hr

The Sorrento Centre meets and exceeds all public health and WorkSafe BC requirements. We monitor the dynamic public health environment and ensure that the health and well-being of our staff, guests and neighbours remains our top priority.

Housing is available at the Sorrento Centre if required.


Please send a letter and attach resume describing your skills and experiences and work experience to Gwen Dell’ Anno, Farm Manager, Sorrento Centre, at gwen@sorrentocentre.ca. Applications will be reviewed as received.

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT Sorrento Centre Farm

Website: https://www.sorrentocentre.ca/farm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SorrentoCentre

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