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Job Title: Organic Farm Associates (4 positions)
Organization: Ignatius Farm, Ignatius Jesuit Centre
Location: Guelph, Ontario

Job Type: Contract: April 19 or May 3 – August 27
40 hours/week average; evening or weekend work may be required
Deadline: March 15, 2021
Wage: $2,650/month; small CSA share
Eligibility: 30 or younger (see below)

Interested in regenerative agriculture? Join the Ignatius Farm located just north of Guelph Ontario!

Ignatius Farm, an integral part of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, grows certified organic produce for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers’ markets, local businesses and service agencies. Programs include community gardens, community orchard, acreage rentals, internships and farmer training, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and seasonal community events.

KEY ACTIVITIES

Lead our teams of interns, volunteers, and field workers

Farm Associates leadership areas include:

  • Field Lead – Staff & Production coordination; Field Inventories & field logs; Harvest Management; Post-Harvest handling; curing, storage & packing; Soil fertility
  • Field equipment operations & machinery care
  • Berry production & U-pick management
  • Indoor Production – seedlings, microgreens, in-ground crops
  • Irrigation
  • Sales & crop distribution: CSA, Wholesale and retail sales, Farmers Market
  • Community programs – gardens, orchard, CSA pick-ups, events
  • Plant, transplant, weed, harvest and clean vegetables per Organic and Food Safety protocols
  • Provide wonderful customer service for CSA, U-pick berries, and Milton Farmers Market
  • Utilize and maintain tools, equipment, and structures safely, according to training provided
  • Log activities and contribute to system improvements
  • Support farm training and community programs, Community Gardens, Community Orchard, seasonal events, media outreach

EXPERIENCE

  • Knowledge and/or hands on in gardening, ecological farming, greenhouse production, or other field work; use of basic tools
  • Commitment to ecological farming practices, Health & Safety mindfulness, working outside in all weather, working as a cohesive team, and building community
  • Basic math & customer service skills

Assets: Valid G class drivers licence, First Aid/CPR

Your letter of interest must specify:

  • Which funding criteria applies to you
  • Relevant expertise

FUNDING ELIGIBILITY

Positions are funded through the EcoCanada SWILP program or other funding.

EcoCanada SWILP program-specific criteria:

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee status. (Students on a work permit or visa are not eligible for SWILP)
  • Current post-secondary student studying in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Math (STEAM) or Business
  • Go to https://www.eco.ca/swilp/studentquiz.aspx to become pre-approved for the EcoCanada Student Work-Integrated Learning Program (SWILP).

Eligibility for other funding:

  • Have a valid SIN number
  • 30 years old or younger

To apply: 

Submit resume and letter of interest with funding eligibility to: officecoordinator@ignatiusguelph.ca .

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

The Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC) aspires to be an equitable and inclusive place where a diversity of life experiences, identities and perspectives work together. IJC encourages applicants from all walks of life, especially those from communities that have been historically excluded from farming or access to farmland. We apply an anti-oppression framework to our work and have a zero tolerance policy for discrimination and harassment.

We thank all applicants in advance; only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 11 2021    ID: 58637