Sole Food Farms in Vancouver, BC is seeking a Director of Farm Operations!
ABOUT Sole Food Farms
Sole Food is an innovative social enterprise modeling intensive urban agriculture and providing low barrier employment to inner city residents.
With 3.1 acres in downtown Vancouver including an urban orchard, raised bed field crops, and 16000 sf of high tunnel houses Sole Food is one of North America’s largest urban farms.
Food is distributed to many of Vancouver’s finest restaurants and hotels, at farmers markets, and to inner city residents through a supported donations program.
Sole Food Farms’ mission is to empower individuals with limited resources by providing jobs, agricultural training and inclusion in a supportive community of farmers and food lovers.
We are not certified organic however we use organic agricultural practices under the oversight of farm co-founder, Michael Ableman.
Our ideal farm director will have a minimum of 3 years of experience as an organic grower including at least 1 year of management or supervisory experience.
Sole Food employs inner city residents, many of whom are experiencing barriers such as addiction and mental health issues. Patience, compassion, and a good sense of humour are a must have. Training in trauma-informed workplaces will be provided to support the right candidate.
The employee will be expected to manage all aspects of our 3.1 acre urban farm including propagation, seeding, cultivation, harvest, distribution, crop planning, and staff supervision. This position is a key role in our organization and offers a challenging and fulfilling opportunity for the right person.
We have a small group of dedicated support staff and are supported by a board of directors.
Term: Start date of this position is ASAP and is year round. The right candidate will be ready to make a multi-year commitment to Sole Food Farms.
Hours per week: Workflow is seasonal and will vary throughout the year according to operational requirements.
Wage: Annual salary starting between $24-$26/hour plus extended health benefits, vacation and flex-time
Please send you resume, cover letter, and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to apply: Apply ASAP
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