Position: Greenhouse Assistant Manager and Field Crew Member
Farm: Juniper Farm
Location: Wakefield, Quebec. Near Ottawa-Gatineau
Housing: On-site accommodations are available (see below)
Dates: mid-March or early-April to November 2022
About the Farm:
Started in 2010, Juniper Farm is nestled into the Gatineau hills on a 200-acre property in beautiful Wakefield, Quebec, growing a diversity of vegetables on a 5-acre rotation using organic and biodynamic methods; the farm also produces prepared foods from our commercial kitchen as well as delicious meals served through the farm’s take-out window. Production is accomplished through manual labor with support from two tractors. The farm sells its produce to many local restaurants in the Ottawa/Gatineau region, numerous retailers, private orders, as well as through both on-site and online farm stores. As an active member of the thriving local community the farm occasionally hosts events.
Role & Responsibilities:
We are looking for an individual to assist in the management of the farm’s seedling greenhouses as well as working as one of our field crew members. The farm produces abundant vegetable, herb, and flower seedlings both for the field production as well as a spring seedling sale. This position would be working directly with and taking direction from the Greenhouse Manager, Field Manager, and their Assistant Managers depending on the tasks being performed. As the greenhouse needs of the farm change over time, the position would transition from full-time in the greenhouse to more time spent in the field as the season progresses. Prior experience with seedling production is a must but on-the-job training will also be provided in addition to a spring orientation for the field production crew regardless of individual experience. Tasks for the position include but are not limited to:
This is a full-time position (40 hrs a week) from Mid-March or Early-April to November. Start and end times fluctuate throughout the season depending on the weather, daylight conditions, and the employee’s specified role. Typical schedules include 6:00am-3:00pm, 7:00am-4:00pm, and 8:00am-5:00pm. We can start as early as 5:30am if needed during the heat of summer.
This position is paid an hourly wage of $16.00 based on the candidate’s prior farm experience in addition to the benefits afforded to all farm staff including an employee discount at the farm store, access to fresh harvest from the fields as well as non-marketable produce, and inclusion in weekly communal lunches.
After 3 months, all employees are entitled to 2 paid sick days. Otherwise, time off is unpaid and approved by management on a case-by-case basis. Holidays are worked but paid out in accordance with the normes du travail.
If you require living accommodations for the season please include this information in your application. On-site accommodations are available.
Ideal candidates identify with having the following qualities and traits:
A valid driver's license and some form of first aid training are assets as well but not required.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Dec 22 2021 ID: 62233