JOB: F/T Farm Worker, Plenty Wild Farms, Pemberton, BC (Position Filled)

Posted by Alyssa Belter on January 05, 2016

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Looking for a farm job this summer? Join the rad team at Plenty Wild Farm!

Position: F/T Farm Worker

Location: Pemberton, B.C.

Duration: May 3rd to October 15th, 2016; 40 hours/week, 5 days/week (Tuesday through Saturday)

About Plenty Wild Farms: We are a small-scale, Certified Organic farm in our 4th year of operation. Our focus is on growing high-quality vegetables, with approximately 2 acres in production, which we sell through local farmers’ markets and a CSA program. We also raise pastured pigs, which we sell through a pork share program, and are in the process of expanding our small flock of sheep.

Plenty Wild Pigs

Farm Job Description: You are a hard-working, self-motivated person who takes pride in doing their job well. You can work comfortably by yourself or with others in a fast-paced environment. You have a positive attitude and are passionate about farming.

You will work alongside us four days a week as we plant, weed, harvest and process over 40 different types of vegetables. You will work independently one day a week as you staff our farm stand & CSA pick-up.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • seeding and transplanting crops
  • weeding (by hand or with hand tools)
  • pruning and trellising
  • harvesting, cleaning, sorting and packing vegetables for markets and CSA program
  • setting up and tearing down the farm stand
  • accurately handling cash or credit card transactions
  • providing excellent customer service
  • feeding and watering animals
  • maintaining accurate records as required
  • following farm policies related to food safety and quality, farm safety and organic certification

This work is physically demanding (especially on the back and knees), sometimes repetitive and performed outdoors in all sorts of weather (from sweltering heat to pouring rain). You must be willing and able to work in these conditions.

Job Requirements:

  • strong work ethic
  • minimum 1 full season of related farm experience
  • physically fit; able to bend for long periods of time; able to lift and carry 50lbs
  • able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • able to work quickly and efficiently to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
  • strong customer service skills
  • excellent attention to detail and quality
  • accountable and reliable

Since we will be sharing living quarters, we also require someone who is a respectful, clean and tidy roommate with good communication skills.

Plenty Wild House

Compensation: This is a paid position with an hourly wage dependent on experience (in the range of $12-$14/h). On-farm accommodation in the form of a private, furnished room in our character farmhouse is provided and deducted from wages. Access to free vegetables is also included.

How to Apply: Please e-mail your resume to us at: plentywildfarms@gmail.com by January 31stย , 2016.ย Please include a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and your relevant work experience.

We look forward to hearing from you!

-David & Alyssa

Find out more about Plenty Wild Farms at: http://www.plentywild.ca

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