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Positions: Market Garden Assistants
Organization: Northern Farm Training Institute
Location: Hay River, Northwest Territories

Housing: on-site accommodations can be provided along with our farm fresh produce
Eligibility: 30 or younger

The Northern Farm Training Institute is an experiential farm school that provides immersive training aimed to empower people through local food. We support a vibrant regenerative landscape while building productive local farms and thriving, resilient communities. We operate on a 260-acre dedicated working farm campus with cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, rabbits, greenhouses and gardens.

Vaccination is NOT required on our campus (totally your choice). We are looking for enthusiastic youth (age 15-30) in Canada to join our team full-time as a Market Garden Assistant, with responsibilities include:

  • assist in greenhouses and garden management
  • run market garden programs including our veggie subscription box
  • manage volunteer/ customer inquiries and scheduling, supervising and assigning tasks

The role can evolve above and beyond base on candidate's interest, with lots of room for growth, collaboration and experiment/ exploration. Work schedule and activities are often flexible, change according to the seasons, making life here never dull! On-site accommodations can be provided along with our farm fresh produce.

We are looking to build a strong core team, and have various openings to fill. Please visit our website for more details:

Attributes and Skills:

  • Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented, communicative
  • A reliable team player and creative problem-solver
  • Interest in environmental sustainability and associated technologies
  • Willing to work in multiple departments and/ or multiple projects at any given time
  • Physically able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with Microsoft office and Google drive preferred
  • Driver’s license preferred
  • Subject to criminal records check


Apply for the position by sending a cover letter and resume to

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Aug 27 2021    ID: 61176