Assistant Farm Manager
Salt & Harrow Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm opening a new location in Tsawwassen, BC. Ten acres are devoted to vegetable production, with over 50 varieties of vegetables, legumes, fruits, and herbs. We sell our produce at eight farmers markets, to restaurants, our Salt & Harrow Storehouse, and through a full-choice membership program.
Our field staff will be expected to develop a wide variety of skills: greenhouse seedling production, field planting, weeding and harvesting, produce deliveries, as well as building and repairing infrastructure. Be prepared for physically demanding work, rain or shine. We are committed to sharing our knowledge and promoting advancement for our employees. We work hard and want to share the rewards of this profession with aspiring farmers.
The Lead Farm Hand will work under the direction of the Farm Manager supervising the farm crew in all farm operations.
The Farm Hand position begins May 15th and ends November 15th. We cannot make commitments for work beyond the end date. The work will vary during the season as each change in temperature provides a new focus for the work that needs to be done. We share a meal as a crew every week and this is an opportunity to ask questions and enjoy the bounty of the farm.
Two weeks advance notice is required for vacation breaks.
Position begins April 15. 2019 for a six month period. This is a full-time position, approx. 40-50 hrs/week, Monday through Friday, with some room for flexibility if help is needed at the farmers markets or with weekend chores. There is a possibility for year round employment after six months. The position starts at $18/hr depending on experience with 4% vacation pay and access to farm vegetables. Please indicate if you require accommodation.
Please apply below with a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $18.00 /hour