FARM JOB: Vancouver, BC – Farmers On 57th, Urban Farm Operations and Program Coordinator

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on June 03, 2024

Farmers On 57th in Vancouver, BC is seeking an Urban Farm Operations and Program Coordinator!

ABOUT Farmers On 57th

Farmers on 57th is a therapeutic & educational urban farm on the grounds of George Pearson Centre, a long-term care facility for people with disabilities in Vancouver, BC. Since 2009, Farmers on 57th has grown into a thriving 75-family CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) market garden, offering courses, garden plots, and guided visits to the public. We also run a weekly enabling garden program for Pearson residents, allowing those living with disabilities to grow, harvest, and enjoy their own-grown food and flowers. In our satellite garden in Southeast Vancouver (adjacent to the South Vancouver Family Place) we run a summer garden-based program for newcomer/refugee mothers and their young children called Growing Eden. We are listed as an example of best practice by the City of Vancouver.


  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Ac
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
  • Post-secondary degree or equivalent experience in education, agriculture, ecology or related fields preferred
  • Experience working with kids from diverse backgrounds, outdoors
  • Passion for farm, environmental and/or food systems education
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Organized with good attention to detail; able to prioritize tasks
  • Able to work independently and in a team setting
  • Comfortable using and learning new technology, including Google Suite
  • Physically able to work outdoors in all kinds of weather for up to 8.5 hours in one day
  • Able to work remotely from home or another suitable location, and to travel between locations by own means (bike, vehicle or transit)
  • Able to pass a criminal record check
  • Must meet Canada Summer Jobs Requirements


The successful applicant will team up with the farm staff and volunteers in market garden operations, and program coordination. They will lead teams of volunteers in field work, engage with the community (including George Pearson residents and staff, CSA members, visitors and neighbours of the farm), and help streamline farm operations.


Term: Last week of June- End of August (dates flexible)

Hours per week: 35

Wage: $17.40


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Deadline to apply: June 17

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