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SALT SPRING ISLAND JOBS

Position: Orchard & Cidermaking Assistants
Organization: Salt Spring Apple Company
Location: Salt Spring Island, BC

Housing: We may have on-site accommodation available for rent.
Eligibility: 30 or younger

Salt Spring Apple Company is a family-run certified organic orchard of more than 3,500 apple trees located on beautiful Salt Spring Island, B.C. In addition to managing our orchard, we make organic cider and other value-added products using our apples. We sell all of these products at Salt Spring Island’s farmers markets as well as from our on-farm shop and tasting room.

We’re looking for employees to work with us starting as soon as possible and continuing through March 27, 2022. These are partially-government-funded positions, so are limited to applicants aged 15 to 30 who are students, unemployed or underemployed.

CIDERMAKING & VALUE-ADDED ASSISTANT

  • Involves assisting with the production of cider & other value-added apple products, including making apple fritters and other food served in our Ciderworks tasting room and at farmers markets
  • Also involves cleaning and maintaining our production facilities
  • Must be able to do sometimes-heavy physical work

ORCHARD & NURSERY ASSISTANT

  • Involves assisting with our orchard and nursery, including weeding, thinning, harvesting, pruning and other tasks
  • Also involves assisting with cidermaking tasks such as washing, crushing and pressing fruit
  • Must be able to do sometimes-heavy physical work and be willing to work outside in all weather

Both positions pay salaries of $1,300 biweekly and involve work five days per week (7.5 hours of paid work daily). Vacation of four per cent is provided either as time off or as a cash payment at the end of the term.

We may have on-site accommodation available for rent. If you are the successful candidate and choose to live in this worker accommodation, its value will be deducted from your salary on a bi-weekly basis.

We have taken steps to ensure safe physical distancing and other COVID-19-related safety measures and will only hire employees who commit to staying safe, protecting themselves, other staff and customers.

To Apply:

If you are interested, please contact us for more information or apply with a resume, cover letter and list of references to admin@saltspringapplecompany.com .

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 31 2021    ID: 60062