FARM JOB: Vancouver, BC – Fresh Roots, Schoolyard Farm Manager

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on October 18, 2022

Fresh Roots in Vancouver, BC is seeking a Schoolyard Farm Manager!

ABOUT Fresh Roots

We have schoolyard farms in Vancouver at Vancouver Technical Secondary School and David Thompson Secondary School. The food that we grow is sold right back into the community through farmers’ markets and to restaurants as well as donated to Neighbourhood Houses and used for education through our SOYL youth program, field trips, and summer camps. We use organic principles.

Our Vision is Good Food For All, which is realized when youth have the skills, capacity, and will to act as food citizens and land stewards, to grow and share healthy food for themselves, their families, and the planet! To make this vision a reality, we cultivate educational farms and programs where students dig into meaningful connections with the land, food, and each other, inspiring communities to build just food systems.

DESIRED QUALITIES

  • +1 Year Farm Management Experience; with 2 years applied farming skills
  • +1 Year experience supervising staff and organizing farm work
  • Experience in selling farm produce (can be through markets, Community Supported Agriculture Programs, farm gate, retail or other)
  • Passion for farm, outdoor, and/or environmental education
  • Physically able to work outdoors in all weather conditions for up to 9 hours a day
  • Class 5 License or better and able to drive a large truck with a trailer
  • Able to lift 50lbs
  • Must pass a criminal record check to be able to work with children and vulnerable populations
  • Meet Canada Summer Jobs Requirements (preferred)
  • Enjoys working in a grassroots non-profit with a diverse group of people
  • Able to work independently and as part of a small team
  • Able to organize, multi-task, prioritize duties, delegate, problem-solve and remain flexible within a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills across various mediums
  • Focus on internal and external client service

JOB TASKS

Planning & Administration: manage and maintain farm operations

  • Crop plan
  • Sales plan
  • Food Security plan
  • Strategic plan
  • Protocols & training guides
  • Communication
  • Cooler management

Site Management: oversee production, tools, vehicles, and educational spaces

  • Production spaces
  • Non-production spaces
  • Spaces outside of Vancouver
  • Tools & vehicle maintenance

Staff Management: train and mentor seasonal farm staff

  • Hiring
  • Training & HR

Represent Fresh Roots: maintain and build relationships with community members

JOB DETAILS

Term: Parental Leave Coverage January 16 – November 1, 2023, potential for employment opportunities beyond 2023 for the right person.

Hours per week: Average 37.5 hrs / week, flexible scheduling. Hours may fluctuate during the summer and weekend work may be required.

Wage: $21-25/hour, DOE plus Extended Health Benefits program available after probationary period, access to staff culls, and market discounts.

TO APPLY

Submit a resume, a short cover letter OR video introduction to: https://freshroots.bamboohr.com/careers/53 – info@freshroots.ca

Deadline to apply: Applications will be reviewed starting on October 21st and on an ongoing basis after that date until filled

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT Fresh Roots

Website: https://freshroots.ca/
Facebook: freshrootsfarms
Instagram: @freshrootsfarms

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