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Position: Livestock Farmer
Organization: Fickle Fig Farm
Location: Central Saanich, Greater Victoria / near Sidney, Vancouver Island BC

ABOUT THE FICKLE FIG FARM

The Fickle Fig Farm is looking to hire a passionate individual to be our livestock farmer. We raise livestock as well as grow annual & perennial vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs for our year-round farmers market, bakery and bistro in North Saanich. We use our very own produce and ingredients with an added Italian flair. We believe in sustainable farming and only use what is in season. Here at the Fickle Fig we aim to build community whenever possible; providing a gathering place for farmers, artisans, and community members.

ABOUT THE JOB

The farm is looking for someone who wants to work with animals. We currently raise pigs, sheep, turkeys and laying hens. The first couple of months the livestock farmer (that's you) will need to build and repair existing animal shelters. Experience working with livestock is preferred but basic building experience is an asset. This role will also include some work in other areas of the farm, including assisting with vegetable harvest and post-harvest processing during peak season.

The livestock farmer must have their own vehicle for transportation to livestock located on two separate properties on the Peninsula. This is a newly created position with flexibility to expand your role over time and grow with the business. The successful applicant is excited about sustainable livestock management, community and the environment. We're looking for a positive individual that is great at problem solving and always looks to improve their work and take things to the next level. We take pride and responsibility in what we do, and we hope you do too!

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Valid Class 5 Drivers license
  • Experience with tools and building materials
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems with limited supervision
  • Must be physically fit and capable of hard physical work and repetitive tasks
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather
  • Attention to detail, cleanliness, and good aesthetic sense
  • Highly self-motivated, positive attitude, adaptable, organized
  • Ability to work well alone
  • Willingness to raise livestock animals for slaughter

JOB DUTIES

  • Building, repairing, and cleaning animal shelters
  • Livestock care of pastured pigs, flock of sheep, laying hens, pastured turkeys (feeding, watering, managing herd/flock health, other daily tasks)
  • Rotational pasture and perimeter fence setup, maintenance, and repair
  • Maintaining a clean and aesthetically pleasing farm appearance
  • Small and large machinery and tool operation
  • Feed/Supply runs with farm truck
  • Assisting with vegetable harvest and post-harvest processing
  • Weeding vegetable beds

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Is looking for long term employment
  • Never leaves a job unfinished and has exceptional follow through
  • Has an extremely high level of personal responsibility
  • Is cool-headed, grounded and reasonable
  • Is proactive and anticipates future needs
  • Is not overwhelmed or dissuaded by problems but instead looks for solutions and permanent fixes

JOB DETAILS

START DATE: Immediately, permanent position
HOURS: 20hrs/week for the first month as a trial to make sure it's a good fit, then moving to 40hrs/week. Not all 40hrs will be working directly with livestock, there will be other misc farm tasks involved during the work week

WAGE: $17.00/hr to start

TO APPLY

Drop resume off in person at the Fickle Fig Farm Market or send resume outlining your experience by email (info @ theficklefig.ca)

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 20 2019    ID: 50542