Position: Organic Market Garden Grower/Packer at Wild Flight Farm
Duration: Late April to early November 2014
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, preparation of produce for market. Experience is an asset but we are happy to train people 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 face all farmers: 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 shift our schedule one hour 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 $13.50/hour. Additionally there will be a $1/hour wage raise review after 3 months and an end-of-season bonus. Free organic vegetables available to take home at the end of each day is another benefit of employment on an organic vegetable farm.
How to apply: Send your resume to Hermann Bruns by emailing Hermann(a)WildFlightFarm.ca (Replace “(a)” with “@”) 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.
Find out more: Newsletters posted to the Wild Flight facebook page contain more photos and descriptions of work on the farm.