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Position: Pumpkin Harvestime Farm Hand
Farm: Prairie Gardens 
 Bon Accord, Sturgeon County (25km north of Edmonton, AB) 
Hours: flexible, week-days or weekends 

It's Pumpkin Time at Prairie Gardens! Do you enjoy working outdoors and being active, plus love pumpkins & Halloween? Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm is recruiting for our Pumpkin Farm & Vegetable Harvest and U-Pick Pumpkin Farm Tours.

Please Apply Today for this UNIQUE September to October job! Short term commitment. Flexible days of work: 2 - 5 days a week. This is a perfect for a recent retiree or university student looking to stay fit, get active, and share your awesome personality sharing pumpkin fun & knowledge on this small family farm!

Jobs start with the first Frost – approximately September 17 – Ends November 2.

What's it about? We invite families for bubble tours (cohort outings) to our farm and pumpkin patch in the fall. You can help us create an educational fall experience for them, plus help us get our vegetable crops and pumpkins in before it gets too cold! We’ll be digging potatoes, carrots, beets plus harvesting cabbage, onions, and Brussels Sprouts along with our 10 acres of pumpkins and squash.

Do you have these skills? We are looking to fill a range of positions (Office, Field, Retail, Creative, Farm Kitchen):

  • Do you have a driver's licence and your own transportation? There is no public transit to our farm.
  • Do you know how to drive a small tractor?
  • Are you interested in learning about harvesting fall vegetables?
  • Are you comfortable talking with small groups to tour the gardens?
  • Do you have a flair for Halloween scene set up? Boo! Scared Ya!
  • Are you creative and would love to create scarecrow scenes around the farm?
  • Are you a floral designer – and love working with beautiful fall grasses, corn shocks, scarecrows, pumpkins and could share your enthusiasm with others in setting up their porch décor for fall?
  • Do you have cooking or baking skills?
  • Do you have office skills?

Work with our Guests: People need to smile more! Let's help them relax and enjoy the great fall air! More than ever before, it's a place to share some family time – outdoors together – on a farm. You can help guests learn about where food grows, where pumpkins come from, how to make scarecrows, enjoy a private farm animal encounter, go for a wagon ride to explore the mazes, and take home a pumpkin! We'll teach you all about our passion for pumpkins, growing vegetables, and how to lead your tour safely, in our 'new normal' Covid world!

Fall Harvest! You will help on the farm as we get into our fall harvest season! There are lots of veggies to dig, and we set up the entire farm for the Pumpkin and Halloween Season - get creative with scarecrow scenes, decorating the farm with Cornstalks, Spooky Halloween graveyards, straw bales, and help create an indoor pumpkin patch as you help us harvest the farm's pumpkin crop to get those boo'tiful pumpkins indoors to escape the fall frosts! This ranges from being wildly creative to just good old fashioned hard work – the not-so-glamorous picking spuds in the mud.

This is a active, fast paced environment – there is a lot to do before the snow flies! Bring your fall gear – good working shoes, gloves and jackets – we work rain or shine.

Part Time Weekend Work is also available this fall at the farm – join our Mazes, Farm Picnic and Campfires Team, Fall Porch Décor Experts, Fall Florist, Fall Fudge and Caramel Apple Making Parking or Animal Guide teams!

Pay Rate: $15 - $20/hour depending on expertise. Call 780.921.2272 for more info. Visit for more information about us.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience / Training in working with Children
  • Experience in Team building Fun for Adults
  • Experience or Training in Tourism
  • Experience or Training in Drama or Theater
  • Experience or Training in Staging / Creative / Retail
  • Experience or Training in Agriculture or have worked on a farm
  • Willing to Learn New Things, and Love Having Fun!
  • Active, Flexible and Physically Able to Walk 2 km-10 km a day around the farm
  • Sense of Humour – Sometimes we just need laugh a little!
  • Are you able to lift heavy Pumpkins and 20 lb sacks of Potatoes
  • Driver's License and Transportation to the Farm - there is no bus service to Bon Accord or to our farm in Sturgeon County, which is located 25 km (minutes drive) north of Edmonton on 97 St / HWY 28. 

Reference ID: Pumpkin Farm Hand
Contract length: 2 months
Expected start date: 2020-09-17
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary
Salary: From $15.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations: To Keep our Team as Safe as Possible, we wear masks while indoors, maintain 2 m distancing while outdoors, installed hand sanitizer stations, and provide gloves, and have retail shields or spacing installed. Covid protocols are in place.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 8 2020    ID: 57458