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!
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE
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
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