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.
Job Description & Responsibilities:
We are seeking an individual interested in supporting the farm’s year round production of micro greens! Depending on the tasks being accomplished, this role works with and takes direction from the Greenhouse Manager. Prior experience with similar duties of this role is an asset but on-the-job training will be provided in addition to a spring orientation for the production crew regardless of individual experience. Tasks for this position may include but are not limited to:
This is a part-time position (16 - 24 hrs a week) from March to November (with possibility of work during the off-season). There is also the possibility for this to be a full-time position (40 hrs a week) should the candidate be interested in also working in other departments at the farm (i.e. field, hub, store, or kitchen). 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 $14.25 - $15.00 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: Jan 10 2022 ID: 62226