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GREATER VICTORIA JOBS

Position: Farm Hand
Type: full-time, $29,500/salary, plus on-farm accom., more (see below)
Farm: 10 Acres Farm
Location: North Saanich, Greater Victoria BC / Vancouver Island

Do you love spending your days outdoors, eating the highest quality produce and falling in to bed at night? Consider joining our small but hardworking and ever-learning team. We are looking for a farm hand to complete our crew. The successful candidate will have endless opportunities to learn, network, and absorb the daily ins and outs of running a small scale mixed farm.

The Farm

10 Acres Farm is located on Vancouver Island’s beautiful Saanich Peninsula. Our farm includes (but is not limited to) annual fruits and vegetables, perennials, mixed orchards, and livestock (pigs, honeybees, turkeys, and two trout ponds). A key to our thriving destination is utilizing the restaurants' compostable waste. The farm upcycles the restaurants’ compostable waste both for pig food and to create a beautifully rich amendment (compost) for our fields. Our restaurant made compost, crop rotations, cover crops, and diversity are key in maintaining healthy and nutrient dense soils; in turn we are able to grow exceptionally high quality food that we are able to sell to the community. The property is buzzing with excitement as we anticipate new projects and challenges.

Job Description

  • Weeding, harvesting and more weeding
  • Irrigation chores
  • Animal care which includes feeding, watering, habitat rotations and daily observations
  • Transplanting, harvesting, post-harvest processing
  • Orchard tasks include weeding, training, pruning and harvesting
  • Potential delivery driver when restaurants reopen (delivering produce, picking up restaurant compost)

Qualifications

Aside from being hardworking, having a positive attitude and a hunger to learn, none of the qualifications are set in stone. If you’re willing to put in the work, we are happy to teach you the skills.

Ideal Candidate

  • Ability to lift, squat, crouch, as well as perform other daily repetitive tasks
  • Must be able to lift 50+ lbs
  • Able to work outdoors in all types of weather (cold, heat, rain, wind)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated, positive attitude, adaptable, and organized
  • Ability to work well alone and in a team
  • Interested in and cares for animals
  • Attentive to details
  • Previous farm experience (or other outdoor labour) is considered an asset

Accommodation

Small private bedroom with shared kitchen, bathroom, and living space. Accommodations includes wifi, cable, fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, and laundry. Access to 10 acres of property. A modest amount of seasonal produce included.

Work Hours and Pay

44 hours per week, $29,500/year plus accommodations and farm produce. Housing valued at $650/month

Term

  • ASAP
  • Dates are flexible for ideal fit
  • Possibility of season extension and long-term employment for the right person!

Who can apply

ANYONE

How to apply

Please send cover letter and resumé to Evelyn Turner at:
farm@10acres.ca

Applications welcomed until Sunday, June 7th.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : May 20 2020    Numéro : 56667