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Position: Indoor Agriculture Production Innovator (Full-time)
Employer: Sky Harvest
Location: Richmond, Metro Vancouver BC (7 minute bike ride from Bridgeport Skytrain Station)

Sky Harvest is Canada’s first certified organic, urban farm. Our work transforms the urban landscape, improves access to healthy produce and provides a place of community, education and work for local residents. Our current focus is growing microgreens and delivering them by bicycle to Vancouver’s top chefs and grocery stores. We are looking for candidates with a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility, interested in joining our team of dedicated employees whose unique talents shape Sky Harvest’s development.

Our day-to-day activities are driven by three core values:

  • Lead by example: Providing a strong example of corporate social responsibility in business
  • Inspire and assist: Spur the adoption of sustainability principles into others’ operations whenever feasible
  • Innovate: Use innovation to move society towards sustainability and thrive-ability

This position will focus on expanding the products offered by our indoor urban farm. We currently specialize in growing microgreens in a vertical growing system and are looking to expand our product offerings as well as optimizing efficiencies within our growing process. We are hoping that this intern may also be able to assist with the development of improved growing mediums to use with our existing and future products. You will have the opportunity to learn various aspects of our microgreen operation from seed to restaurant plate.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Assist shift lead and growing manager with various production related activities
  • aid the introduction of new specialized crops to our growing environment
  • assist our growing manager in the development of new growing mediums for use in our indoor growing environment
  • work with our shift lead and growing manager to help optimize workflow and production within our facility

Knowledge and skills

  • Farming, gardening or experience working with your hands considered an asset
  • Teamwork and strong communication skills are a must
  • experience with indoor agriculture is an asset
  • knowledge of soil science is valuable
  • interest or experience with process/flow optimization
  • Interest in urban agriculture activities and passionate about sustainability and local food systems
  • Ability to work quickly, pay attention to small details
  • Exhibits reliability and commitment to our organization

Education required

Degree or equivalent in one of the following is advantageous: sustainable agriculture, soil science, horticulture

ELIGIBILITY

This position is made possible through the government and as such the minimum eligibility criteria for interns are:

  • Between the ages of 15-30 (inclusive) at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person granted refugee status in Canada*
    • *Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment and Skills Strategy initiative.
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Post secondary school graduate
  • under employed (not in your field) or unemployed

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • 4-5 days/ week 30 to 45 hours weekdays
  • Start time: Immediate/ Flexible
  • Pay: Starting pay is $ 17.00/hr + Extended Health Benefits & Paid sick days & East Van hot yoga pass & weekly microgreens. Room for wage and position to grow
  • We are in Richmond a short 7 minute bike ride from Bridgeport station, just over the bridge from Vancouver

APPLICATION:

Please submit an introduction of yourself, why you think you would be a good fit with us, a resume and Application with any questions you may have about us or the position to:

aaron (at) skyharvest.ca

Application found here

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 12 2021    ID: 61873