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Position: Farm Kitchen & Store Assistant
Company: Juniper Farm

Location: near Wakefield, Quebec (30 mins north of Ottawa-Gatineau)
Start date: April 1st, 2020 (Year round)

About the Farm:

Started in 2010, Juniper Farm is located on a 200-acre property in idyllic Wakefield, Quebec, growing a diversity of vegetables on a 5-acre rotation using organic and biodynamic methods; the farm also produces fermented foods, eggs, meat, and some prepared foods from our commercial kitchen. Production is accomplished through manual labor with support from two tractors. The farm sells its produce to many local restaurants in the Ottawa/Gatineau region as well as through an on-site farm store. As an active member of the thriving local community the farm occasionally hosts events such as dinners, workshops, and festivals.

Job Description & Responsibilities:

We are seeking a motivated individual interested in assisting with sauerkraut production in our farm kitchen as well as supporting the operation of the farm store. Individuals should be hard-working, efficient, possess good communication skills and a positive attitude. Successful candidates would be expected to assist with a diversity of tasks including but not limited to: food and kitchen preparation, stocking the store, greeting/handling visitors, operating a point of sale and other tasks as needed by the kitchen or farm store managers.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

Kitchen experience is an asset. Interested candidates would ideally be bilingual to facilitate interactions with customers to the store.

Pay & Benefits:

This position receives minimum wage as well as the benefits afforded to all farm staff; a 15% farm store discount, access to fresh harvest from the fields as well as non-marketable produce, and inclusion in weekly communal lunches.

Working Conditions:

Typical working hours for this position are from 8h00 to 16h00, Monday to Friday, with an hour unpaid lunch. This position also carries the possibility of on-call weekend work in the store. Time off and sick days are unpaid while holidays are worked in accordance with Quebec labor laws.

Start date: April 1st, 2020 (Year round)

To apply please send your resume and a brief description of your interests to:

Alex Mackay-Smith

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 12 2019    ID: 55353