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Position: Farm Manager
Farm: Pemberton Havens Farms
Location: Pemberton, BC

PEMBERTON HAVEN FARMS

Pemberton Haven Farms is looking for a dedicated, ambitious and skilled Farm Manager to lead all growing operations for the 2021 season. We are looking for someone who is passionate about community-based regenerative agriculture, advancing the local food system and has extensive experience in land-based agriculture production. We are also looking for a farm manager who has good farm business acumen as Pemberton Haven Farms is committed to becoming a significant local food producer supplying to high-end restaurants and grocery stores across the region.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Salary Range: $50,000 to $62,000, with a bonus structure at the end of season for successful execution of the operation plan
Hours: 40 hours per week on average, but hours may increase during height of the season and may have to work some weekends
Location: The candidate will live in Pemberton/Whistler/Surrounding areas as the Manager will be required to be on site 5-6 days/week
Type of Position: Contract position for 8-10 months, with the possibility of renewal dependent upon performance
Contract Start date: March 1, 2021

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Farm Operations

  • Provide frequent communication with Pemberton Haven Farms management team on the progress and status of Growing Plan execution
  • Maintain clear and accurate production records including inputs, seeding, planting, yields, harvesting, marketing, and crop rotation
  • Record keeping necessary for the Transitionary Organic Certification process
  • Manage/ oversee all crop production operations (crop planning, field layout, seeding, tending to the crops, harvesting, post-harvest handling)
  • Manage the overall farm operations (farm plan, farm work schedule, equipment maintenance, site and infrastructure maintenance)
  • Communicate with the Pemberton Haven Farms management of farm needs
  • Handle procurement needs of the farm
  • Ensure that produce grown is of the highest quality; ensure that all produce meet food safety, packaging and quality standards
  • Ensure that crop plan is executed per the plan to fulfil and achieve the $500,000 marketing plan
  • Assist the management team with fostering buyer relationships as needed

Staff Management

  • Recruit and hire 2 farm staff for the growing season
  • Provide orientation to staff regarding the farm site, growing plan, safety regulations and work place expectations and standards etc.
  • Develop a work plan and schedule of tasks for all farm staff
  • Provide direction, instruction and guidance on completing all farm tasks
  • Evaluate staff performance and ensure that tasks are completed to standard

Full job description HERE

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Caroline Chiu- Projects Manager, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at caroline.chiu@kpu.ca

Application deadline is Friday November 27, 2020

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 31 1969    ID: 57921