Juniper Farm is an organic (and biodynamic) farm comprised of 200-acres of farmable and forested land near the village of Wakefield, QC. We currently grow and provide food for an onsite farmstore, restaurants, retailers and individuals. We have been in operation for 13 years and have 5 acres and 4 greenhouses (100ft*30ft) in veggie production. We have a dynamic team made up of 10 – 15 people for 7 months of the year and 3-5 people for the remaining colder months.
We are looking for a skilled communicator who is a responsible, competent, organized, flexible, loyal, hardworking, quick mover, smart, and lighthearted individual to join and grow with the Juniper Farm team.
If you feel like you might be this person, have the capacity in your life to take this role on, and would like to spend several years (or longer) on Juniper Farm then please contact us ASAP.
THIS POSITION WILL BEGIN IN 2019.
Skills and Requirements
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Field/Greenhouse planting coordination
Volunteer and Casual Labour coordination:
Overall you will be working between 1600–2000 hours / year.
Contract renewal for January 6th, 2020.
All statutory holidays will be paid out accordingly whether working or not, however between April 1st – Dec 1st you will be required to work at the farm instead taking the day off.
The farm is closed from Dec 21st, 2019 to January 5th, 2020
This time is not considered vacation time, it is unpaid time off with pay of stat holidays.
All vacation time must be pre-approved by owners and might be declined depending on seasonal work load.
On this yearlong contract between April 1st and December 1st there will be an allowance for 5 days of unpaid vacation. There is much more flexibility between December 1st and April 1st for time off and shuffling around of work days. A standard rate will be paid out yearly of 4% vacation pay.
Note: Between April 1st and Dec 1st Juniper Farm will not be able to approve more than 5 days of vacation in total, and not more than 2 consecutive days in a row. If you choose, vacation days need not be used, and vacation pay will be compensated at the end of the contract.
There will be 3 paid sick days
All fresh eating needs can be harvested from the garden or taken from cold room as seconds.
All other products in the farm store are 15% off.
IN WINTER: Anything taken from cold-room for personal consumption, aside from staff box, is 50% off and must be weighed and paid to the hub float.
Processing food ie. Bulk tomatoes can be bought at the bulk rate.
There several paid accommodation options available to be discussed
Depending on experience this person will receive $17 – $20 per hour (depending on experience)
Juniper & Alex
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Oct 24 2018 ID: 48887