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Position: Farmer/Educator
Type: summer job / age 31 & under
Organization: Gibsons Farm
Location: Gibsons, BC. Accommodation can be provided

Job Details for Gibsons Farm Summer 2021

  • June 6th to August 22nd+
  • Must be under the age of 31.

About Us:

Gibsons Farm is 8 acres of orchard, pasture, intensive market gardens, and has a shady creek running through it. We are a team of passionate outdoor educators and farmers working to make this land more productive and involve kids in the process. We are looking for help this summer both farming and helping to run Farm Camp for 6-12 year olds.

Farming requires that you are physically fit and love working quickly, running (or skipping) from one task to the next. Farm camp requires that you LOVE empowering kids with new life skills and can be the biggest, funnest kid in the flock — helping kids chop wood, bake, handle farm animals, climb trees, build forts, fall in ditches, use sharp things - these are all part of the job description!

If you are the type that likes kids sitting in rows, Farm Camp isn’t for you. We are direct and honest in our teaching and engage our students in mature discussions about the reality of land, farming and food issues. People leave the farm with a sense of ownership, community, and empowerment. Our staff are incredible, fun, hardworking, musical, thoughtful, and engaging. They believe in our mission statement and are always striving to improve themselves and those around them. If you feel like you’ve got a unique twist to bring to Gibsons Farm this summer, please get in touch!

Work days are Monday to Friday all day with an entry level salary of $800 per week, or to be negotiated based on experience. Accommodation can be provided.

Desired Qualifications

  • Physically fit and capable of sustained focused efforts, eg. moving wheelbarrows of compost, hoeing rows, digging ditches.
  • A high level of positive energy
  • Experience working with kids in an outdoor setting.
  • First Aid certificate
  • BC Teaching Certificate is a bonus.

Duration:

This contract is for the 2021 farming season. June 6th to August 22nd (potentially longer) .

Application:

If you would like to find out more about this position please don’t hesitate to call or visit the farm. 778 882 5673

Please send us a brief “letter of interest”. Include in your email why you are interested in this position and your previous relevant experience. Also include 3 relevant references with phone contact numbers. We will follow up with a phone call to set up an interview. Send to Jordan@GibsonsFarm.ca

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!

Jordan, Robin, Katie, Mera, Dizzy and the Farm team.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 6 2021    ID: 59754