FARM JOB: Winnipeg, MB – Jonathan’s Farm, Market Garden Workers (FT or PT), Field Lead (FT), and Greenhouse Lead (FT)

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on January 04, 2023

Jonathan’s Farm in Winnipeg, MB is seeking Market Garden Workers (FT or PT), a Field Lead (FT), and a Greenhouse Lead (FT)!

ABOUT Jonathan’s Farm

Jonathan’s Farm is a 13 acre production located 10 minutes north of Winnipeg. We grow vegetables for CSA members and the Wolseley Farmers Market.

We are committed to ecological farming practices and all our vegetables are grown naturally: no pesticides or herbicides prohibited by organic standards are used.

We provide a unique opportunity for those interested in learning about and contributing to organic produce production, including distribution and sales at one of the most successful market gardens in Manitoba.

DESIRED QUALITIES

FOR ALL POSITIONS:

  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of agricultural work
  • Lift 50 pounds
  • Complete 8 hours of continuous physical work
  • Work in adverse weather when needed
  • Interest in food production, sustainability
  • Ability to adapt to demands of agricultural production (varied and changing tasks, weather, overtime hours if needed)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Demonstrated ability to complete assigned tasks on schedule

FOR FIELD AND GREENHOUSE LEAD POSITIONS:

  • Experience in crop production
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously, prioritizing as needed
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours in response to demands of an agricultural business
  • Computer skills an asset
  • Experience with design, set-up and operation of farmer market stands an asset

JOB TASKS

MARKET GARDEN WORKER:

Under the supervision of the Farm Manager or Field/Greenhouse Lead, The Market Garden Worker will:

  • Undertake greenhouse tasks and seedling propagation
  • Undertake weed management and pest control measures
  • Set up and operate irrigation equipment
  • Harvest and prepare vegetables for market and CSA
  • Assist with Farmer’s Market and CSA pick up distribution

FIELD LEAD:

The Field Lead will spend approximately half of their time working alongside the Market Garden Workers. In addition to these tasks and in collaboration with Jonathan’s Farm Owner/Manager, The Field Lead will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring harvested vegetables are the right size, appearance and quality
  • Identifying staffing needs for harvest activities
  • Orientation and supervision of harvesters to ensure efficient harvest
  • Monitoring harvest supplies to ensure on-time ordering
  • Accurately recording harvest information
  • Liaising and coordinating daily with Farm Manager and Pack House Lead
  • Proactively identifying and communicating potential problems and opportunities for process improvement
  • Coordinating and supervising field transplanting and weed management
  • Management of crop covers
  • Field irrigation

GREENHOUSE LEAD:

The Greenhouse Lead will spend approximately half of their time working alongside the Market Garden Workers. In addition to these tasks and in collaboration with Jonathan’s Farm Owner/Manager, the Greenhouse Lead will also be responsible for:

  • Greenhouse operation, including crop pruning and environmental management
  • Coordinating and supervising greenhouse tasks
  • Seedling propagation
  • Greenhouse watering
  • Weed and pest control
  • Greenhouse harvesting and accurately recording harvest information

JOB DETAILS

Term: April to November, term to be negotiated. Start and end dates vary. Part time winter (Dec-March) employment may be available.

Potential for advancement, with permanent full-time position(s) available with demonstrated ability.

Hours per week: Hours to be negotiated – minimum 15 to maximum 40 hours. Because of the realities of agricultural work, flexibility to work additional hours, or changed hours will occasional be requested.

Wage:

MARKET GARDEN WORKER:

Starting wage: $16/hour + vacation pay

FIELD/GREENHOUSE LEAD:

Starting wage: $18-$20/hour + vacation pay.

Employer is registered with Workers Compensation.

On-site accommodation for selected applicants may be available

TO APPLY

Please send your cover letter and resume to jonathansfarm@gmail.com.

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT Jonathan’s Farm

Website: https://jonathansfarm.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathansfarm/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathansfarm/?hl=en

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