Kanaka Bar Indian Band has a vision to manage and use its land and resources to maintain a self-sufficient, sustainable and vibrant community. Kanaka’s farm and gardens currently feed a growing community, and will be transitioning towards increased food production and new farm business ventures in the coming year. With this posting, Kanaka Bar is inviting applicants for the position of Garden Operations Worker. For more information on the community, please review our website at: kanakabarband.ca.
The Gardens Operations Worker position is an exciting opportunity to continue to build and develop existing skills in organic food production, food processing and crop propagation while contributing to the development of a growing self-sufficient food system at Kanaka Bar. This role will work under the primary direction of the Food Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Lead and function as an integral part of the FSS Team.
The Garden Operations Worker’s key duties will be to assist the Garden Lead and FSS Lead with managing day to day farming operations and the execution of cultivation goals. Daily tasks will include garden, greenhouse, and field preparation, production and maintenance, harvest, and processing. The successful candidate will perform duties that include soil preparation, hands-on garden cultivation, irrigation installation, water management, harvesting, processing and preservation.
This role will contribute to wider food self-sufficiency activities including livestock care and community engagement. Working hours will be pre-agreed on, but designed to accommodate events such as extreme heat, garden deadlines or personal responsibilities. Some previous experience gardening or farming is required, as the Garden Operations Worker will work both collaboratively and independently with the FSS team, and will contribute to the overall food systems design and planning. Candidates who are passionate about ethical farming, food security and climate change resilience are encouraged to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with apiculture duties
Education and Qualifications:
This will be a part-time position throughout winter 2023/2024, and is based out of Kanaka Bar. Based on successful performance and funding availability, this position has the potential for extension to a full-time, year-round position. Compensation will consider the education, qualification and experience of the applicant. Canada Labor Code provisions will govern where applicable.
Please send a resume and cover letter describing your experience and motivation for applying to Emma Bryce at: email@example.com
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Dec 14 2023 ID: 69128