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DELTA BC JOBS

Position: Field Crew & Farm Stand Staff
Farm: Cropthorne Farm
Location: Delta, near Vancouver, BC
Eligibility: 30 or younger (see below)

About Us

Cropthorne Farm is a 24 acre, certified organic market vegetable farm located on Westham Island near Ladner, BC. We sell our produce year round at 3 weekly farmers markets in Vancouver, at our farmstand, through our 3 seasonal CSA programs serving 300+ members and to top Vancouver restaurants. We focus on annual field crops, in addition we have 4 greenhouses for summer crops as well as winter growing. We are passionate farmers who love what we do and are excited to share our knowledge with others as well as creating a strong sense of community both within our farm team and beyond into the greater community.

To learn more about these positions visit our website for a full listing of job details.

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1) FIELD CREW

Full-Time, Seasonal Position (June-Sept *preferred* or May-Aug)

We are hiring for our Farm Crew, an entry level farming position to come on board during the busy summer season. The prime responsibility is to work as a part of the Farm Crew in all aspects of crop production: planting, cultivating, harvesting, washing and packing in diverse farm settings such as inside the greenhouse, out in the fields and inside the packhouse. This position would also spend one day a week apart of our farmstand crew, setting up our stall and serving customers at our on farm stand.

TASKS INCLUDE:

  • Seeding and transplanting by hand or machine
  • Weeding with tools and hands
  • Harvesting, cleaning, bunching and preparing vegetables for cold storage
  • Assisting in the general repair and maintenance of buildings and machinery
  • Tending to and harvesting of greenhouse crops
  • Accurately packing orders for farmers markets, CSA, restaurants and wholesale accounts
  • Working at the farmstand, ringing customers in, setting up and restocking..

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO IS:

  • Preferably at least one season of production based, vegetable farm experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Open-minded, inclusive, and respectful.
  • Ability to work well in both a team environment and independently.
  • Ability to commit to a flexible work schedule with some extended hours and weekend work.
  • Takes initiative and committed to improving processes.
  • Attention to detail and quality
  • Physically capable of carrying out tasks which require the ability to bend for long periods of time, lift up to 40lb.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Must have reliable means of transport (nearest bus route is 8km)

Eligibility Requirements (For Canada Summer Jobs):

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

POSITION DETAILS:

  • This is a full-time seasonal position, start date is flexible with a preference by early June ending either late August or late September (although there is a strong possibility for year-round work for the right candidate)
  • Work schedule –ideally Sunday to Thursday 40 to 45 hours/week
  • Compensation –in the range of $15.20 – $16.75 per hour plus 4% vacation plus access to farm produce and flowers.

2: Farmstand & CSA Pack

We are looking to fill two positions from mid June until the end of September or October. An interest in local, organic food and retail experience is desirable.

  • 1 position full-time June-October, ideally Tuesday-Saturday with the possibility for employment throughout the winter and beyond.
  • 1 position part-time June-September **could be combined with farmers market position we are hiring if looking for full-time work.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO IS:

  • Detail and quality focused
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Able to work independently
  • Physically able to complete tasks, bend, able to lift up to 40 lbs
  • Able to manage cash and credit transactions
  • Open-minded, inclusive, and respectful.
  • Fluent in English

Eligibility Requirements (For Canada Summer Jobs):

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada.

ASSETS INCLUDE:

  • Passion and knowledge of local agriculture
  • Knows how to prepare and cook a variety of vegetables

TASKS INCLUDE:

  • Set up and take down the display at the farm stand
  • Restock and maintain quality of produce and display
  • Serve customers and carry out cash and credit transactions accurately
  • Assist CSA members with on-farm weekly box pickups.
  • Assist in packing CSA boxes.
  • Bag and weigh items for sale
  • Some light field work and gardening around the farm stand

Wage:

  • $15.20-$16.75 per hour plus vacation pay, depending on experience plus access to farm produce and flowers.

To Apply:

Visit our website to learn more.

Please send your resume and covering letter detailing the position you are applying for, dates available and any prearranged days off required by April 16 to lydia@cropthornefarm.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 23 2021    ID: 59214