Positions: Field Crew Member(s)
Farm: Juniper Farm
Location: near Wakefield, Quebec (30 mins north of Ottawa-Gatineau)
Housing: Accommodation is possible, in three-season individual rustic cabins, please inquire.
About the Farm:
Started in 2005, Juniper Farm is nestled into the Gatineau hills on a 200-acre property in beautiful Wakefield, Quebec, growing a diversity of vegetables in a 5-acre rotation using organic and biodynamic methods; the farm also produces fermented foods and some prepared foods from our commercial kitchen.
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, farmer’s markets in Ottawa, through a farmer led co-op, as well as through on-site and online farm stores. As an active member of the thriving local community the farm occasionally hosts events such as dinners, workshops, and festivals.
We favour Canadian candidates who are under the age of 30, visible minorities, people who operate as a language minority in QC, or are underemployed.
Role & Responsibilities:
We are seeking individuals to be part of our field crew and perform supporting roles in all of our field operations. This position would be working directly with and taking direction from the Field Manager.
One or two of the positions will start earlier (April) and support the greenhouse needs of the farm, then the position would transition from full-time in the greenhouse to more time in the field as the season progresses.
Some positions would start primarily as field crew in May. Tasks for the position include but are not limited to:
This is a full-time position (40 hrs a week) from April/May until the end of October with working hours changing through the course of the season based on weather conditions, daylight levels, and work loads. The typical day starts at 7h00 and ends at 16h00 but depending on the time of season we will shift the workday slightly earlier or later. There can be times during the season where the field crew will be expected to work longer work days.
Accommodation is possible, in three-season individual rustic cabins, please inquire.
This position is paid an hourly wage (base salary is QC min wage) but will be based on the candidate’s prior farm experience (full seasons). The additional benefits afforded to all farm staff including a 25% employee discount at the farm store, access to fresh harvest from the fields as well as non-marketable produce, and inclusion in 2 weekly communal lunches.
Ideal candidates identify with having the following qualities and traits:
Bilingual (French and English), a valid driver's license and some form of first aid training are assets as well but not required.
If interested in this position, please send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you would make a good fit for the role to email@example.com
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We will be receiving applications starting in December 2023 and will be contacting interested candidates starting in Jan/Feb 2024.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Dec 15 2023 ID: 69644