FARM JOB: Whitehorse, Yukon – Sundog Veggies, Field Operations Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 20, 2021

Sundog Veggies in Whitehorse, Yukon is seeking a Field Operations Manager!

ABOUT Sundog Veggies

Sundog Veggies is training farm located on the traditional territories of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and the Kwanlin Dün First Nation. We are in our second year of production after a quick pivot from two decades as a successful northern tourism resort (#1 on TripAdvisor for 12 years).
In 2020 transformed our field of grass into a functioning farm with a greenhouse, pond, and gazebo. This year we are continuing to grow with plans to introduce 8 bee hives, build another greenhouse and a new root cellar.
Our main focus is growing vegetables. We had a great first harvest that we sold in local markets and donated to the Whitehorse Food Bank, our volunteers, and local Elders. We’re excited to start another amazing season working together with a community of young farmers in the Yukon.
We are located 20 minutes north of Whitehorse.

Our goal is to provide people in the Yukon with options for chemical free, fresh, local produce while giving youth (16-30) the opportunity to learn about growing food with hands-on training.
*Receiving an organic certification often takes 3-5 years of continuous soil testing. As it is our second year of production we do not have a certification yet but we are working hard towards it! We grow our vegetables without the use of pesticides or non-organic fertilizers.

DESIRED QUALITIES

We are looking for an energetic leader to keep things running smoothly on our farm this summer. You’ll handle new construction projects (sheds, fences, etc) and day-to-day equipment needs. If you’re interested in northern food security and working with a range of diverse people, and ready for a northern adventure… let’s talk!

JOB TASKS

  • Construction training projects with youth participant help
  • Ensure smooth functioning of Irrigation systems, cooling systems and processing centre infrastructure
  • Maintaining safe and functional equipment including tractor, tool storage
  • Providing instruction to participants on essential elements of farm infrastructure
  • Liaise with other project staff re: issues arising/troubleshooting

JOB DETAILS

Term: The position would ideally start as soon as possible and run until fall 2021.

Hours per week: 40 hours per week with occasional work on weekends or evenings.

Wage: Our wage range for this position is $25 – $30 per hour depending on experience.
On-site accommodation may be available if required (shared with one person or possibly private cabin).

TO APPLY

Please provide a resume, cover letter and possible start date to info@sundogveggies.com. We would prefer this position starting before May 17th. There is a mandatory 14-day isolation for anyone entering the Yukon (We may be able to sort out accommodation for isolation).

Deadline to apply: Before May 17th

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT Sundog Veggies

Website: sundogveggies.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sundog-Veggies-108541467981556/
Instagram: @sundogveggies

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