Rootdown Farm in Pemberton, BC is hiring two field staff for the 2019 season!
About Rootdown Farm
We are an organic farm nestled in the Pemberton Valley among the Coast Range mountains of BC. We grow a variety of vegetables and market them locally to the Pemberton and Whistler communities through a weekly CSA Harvest Box program, restaurants and grocery retailers. We are committed to providing the finest of Pemberton produce and enjoy good food and hard work.
Our farm team is responsible for planting, weeding, harvesting and processing 25+ varieties of vegetables. Additionally, we grow about 1 acre of seed garlic.
Rootdown Farm is Certified Organic and has been in operation since 2009. We are a female owned and operated company who believe in providing quality produce and service to our farm family and our larger customer community. We enjoy hard work, team effort and strive for balance in an intense growing season.
We are in search of hard-working, self-motivated individuals. We require staff to be physically fit who enjoy the satisfaction of a job well-done, and whom are committed to providing a good product and service to our customers in a timely and efficient manner. The farm is a fast paced environment with deadlines and task lists. Staff should display a fine balance of efficiency and speediness, while maintaining quality of product and service to our customers.
At Rootdown Farm we try and maintain a positive, open minded and fun work place with the flexibility to learn many farming techniques, if desired.
Successful candidates must enjoy working outside in all conditions and must be okay with repetitive tasks, dirty hands, sweaty conditions and soaking mud. Work is done in all types of weather (rain, heat, bugs, etc.), and staff must be able to handle these conditions. Prior farm experience is an asset, and pay will be reflective of relevant experience. Priority will be given to those who have completed a farm-related degree and/or are looking to pursue farming as a future career. Prior farming experience is greatly appreciated.
- Seeding, transplanting and weeding vegetable crops
- Harvesting, cleaning and packing vegetables (must be able to lift 20kg).
- Operating irrigation
- Being accountable for harvest orders and packing details
- Displaying a task-focused and detail-oriented approach to daily duties.
- Giving direction to a crew of volunteers
- Able to problem solve and improvise in uncertain conditions
- Maintaining a strong work ethic
- Effectively communicating; being open and honest and displaying a commitment to resolving conflict in a productive and mature way.
- Arriving punctual and prepared to work and being aware of our flexible schedule as the weather and daylight change (Start times vary throughout the season from 8 to 6 AM depending on temperature and daylight).
We are seeking two enthusiastic folks to join our team:
1 Full-time position, May until September 2019,
1 Full-time position (student), mid-May until end of August, 2019.
Hours: Approx. 40 hours/week; 5 days/week. Variability of hours correspond to busy times of the season. Work week runs from Sunday until Thursday (Friday and Saturdays off).
Wage: The initial base wage for this position is $14.50/hour. Wage increases with experience, and throughout the season are possible depending on performance. Additionally, we offer an “End-of-Season” bonus of $0.25/hr. Farm vegetables are also available to take home throughout the season.
Please provide a resume and cover letter describing your motivations to apply for this job and the specific skills/experience you have that match the work description and would prepare you for the challenges of organic vegetable production and farm work.
**Please indicate for which of the positions you are applying.
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