Position: Organic Market Garden Grower/Packer
Duration: Late April to early November 2016
Must be able to commit to working full-time to the end of October.
Description: The work varies from week to week but will include transplanting, weeding, harvesting, and preparation of produce for market. Experience is an asset but we are happy to train people with a positive attitude who are keen to learn new skills.
This work is best suited for people who are:
- physically fit
- enjoy working outdoors
- are comfortable bending down and kneeling for extended periods of time
- are alright getting their hands dirty
- enjoy working as part of a team
- can maintain a positive attitude despite the adverse conditions that all farmers face: mud, bugs, heat, rain, etc.
- and truly believe that growing organic food is important work!
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 3:00pm with a half hour for lunch. During July and August, we add an extra hour per day by starting earlier (6am – 3pm).
Accommodation: Applicants should live, or be prepared to re-locate to, within a 30 minute commute of the farm location in Mara . That includes the communities of Salmon Arm, Enderby, Grindrod or Sicamous.
Remuneration: The starting wage is $14.50/hour. Additionally there will be a $1/hr raise/review at 3 months and a $0.50/hr end-of-season bonus. Free organic vegetables available to take home at the end of each day is another benefit of employment on our organic vegetable farm.
How to apply: Send your resume to Hermann Bruns by emailing Hermann@WildFlightFarm.ca or fax (250-838-6330). Please include a cover letter describing your motivation 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 growing. Please send us your application by May 15th, 2016 and we’ll get back to you soon after as to whether you have been selected for an interview.
Find out more: Newsletters posted to the Wild Flight facebook page contain more photos and descriptions of work on the farm.