City Beet Farm in Vancouver, BC is seeking an Urban Farm Hand for the 2022 season!
ABOUT City Beet Farm
City Beet Farm is a small-scale urban farm located in Mount Pleasant, Riley Park, and Southlands in Vancouver. We grow vegetables and cut-flowers on 13 sites made up of front and backyards. We sell our produce and flowers through our weekly CSA, pop-up markets and select grocers.
We use mostly hand tools and ecological farming practices that improve the long-term health of the soil. We work alongside many neighbours and our relationship with the local community is very important to us.
We are looking for someone with previous farming experience and an interest in sustainable farming, building community and local food. A good work ethic and physical fitness are key, with the desire to work and learn in all weather. We are looking for someone who can work cooperatively in a team as well as independently, and can be self motivated when it comes to completing tasks.
The ideal farm hand would be reliable and dedicated with good communication skills and a sense of fun! We are a farm with many moving pieces and we are looking for someone who can learn our systems and work cohesively alongside us. A valid driver’s licence and experience driving with a trailer are an asset.
We strongly encourage people who are underrepresented in farming and related fields or face barriers to employment to apply, including new immigrants and refugees, applicants who have not completed high school or previously been employed, women, Indigenous youth, members of racialized communities, and LGBTQ2SIA+ youth.
Our farm hand will be involved in all aspects of our business from seeding to selling. You will work alongside us during the season with tasks such as weeding, bed prep, transplanting, seeding, harvesting, processing, market prep and other daily jobs at the farm. We’ll get an early start most days (last season we started at 8:00 am, and earlier during the heatwaves), and our CSA pickup is on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 6:30 pm.
Term: The position will be three or four days a week, starting mid-late May through October.
Hours per week: Approximately 20-32
Wage: $19.5/hr and surplus veggies and flowers!
Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing relevant experience and skills and explaining why you want this job in particular to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to apply: May 9, 2022
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