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WINNIPEG JOBS

Positions: Market gardeners (full-time and part-time), and field Lead (Full time)
Farm: Jonathan's Farm

Location: near Winnipeg, 700 Mcphillips Road, St. Andrews, Manitoba
Housing: accom may be available, see below

Hours and Duration:

  • part time work available over the winter starting immediately: 10 -20 hours/week.
  • Summer positions starting from April to early June and ending from the beginning of September to the end of October. (4-8 month positions depending on start/end date
  • Full time (35- 50 hours/week) and part time (15 - 35 hours/week) positions are available
  • permanent management positions available to the right person.

About Jonathan’s Farm

Jonathan’s Farm is located 10 minutes north of Winnipeg and grows vegetables for 400 CSA members, and the Wolseley Farmers Market. We are committed to ecological farming practices and all our vegetables are grown naturally: no pesticides or herbicides prohibited by organic standards are used. Jonathan’s Farm has been in operation since 2010 and employs 5 people during the growing season.

Job description

Market garden worker duties:

  • Under the supervision of the Farm Manager or Field/greenhouse lead, the market garden worker will :
    • Undertake greenhouse tasks and seedling propagation
    • Undertake weed management and pest control measures
    • Set up and operate irrigation equipment
    • Harvest and prepare vegetables for market and CSA
  • Assist with Farmer’s Market and CSA pick up distribution

Field lead duties

The field lead will spend approximately half of her/his time working alongside the Market garden workers. In addition to these tasks and in collaboration with Jonathan’s Farm Owner/Manager, the Field Lead will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring harvested vegetables are the right size, appearance and quality
  • Identifying staffing needs for harvest activities
  • Orientation and supervision of harvesters to ensure efficient harvests
  • Monitoring harvest supplies to ensure on-time ordering
  • Accurately recording harvest information
  • Liaising and coordinating daily with Farm manager and Pack House Lead
  • Proactively identifying and communicating potential problems and opportunities for process improvement
  • Coordinating and supervising field transplanting and weed management.
  • Management of crop covers
  • Field irrigation

Greenhouse lead duties

The Greenhouse lead will spend approximately half of her/his time working alongside the Market garden workers. In addition to these tasks and in collaboration with Jonathan’s Farm Owner/Manager, the Greenhouse lead will also be responsible for:

  • Greenhouse operation, including crop pruning and environmental management.
  • Coordinating and supervising greenhouse tasks.
  • Seedling propagation
  • Greenhouse watering
  • Weed and pest control
  • Greenhouse harvesting and accurately recording harvest information

Position requirements (All positions):

  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of agricultural work:
    • Lift 50 pounds
    • Complete 8 hours of continuous physical work
    • Work in adverse weather when needed
  • Interest in food production, sustainability
  • Ability to adapt to demands of agricultural production (varied and changing tasks, weather, overtime hours if needed).
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Demonstrated ability to complete assigned tasks on schedule.

Qualifications for Field and Greenhouse lead positions :

  • Experience in crop production
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously, prioritizing and re-prioritizing as needed
  • Demonstrated supervisory ability
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours in response to demands of an agricultural business
  • Computer skills an asset
  • Experience with design, set-up and operation of farmer market stands an asset.

Salary:

Market Gardener

  • Starting wage: $15 /hour + vacation pay. Employer is registered with Workers Compensation.

Field/Greenhouse lead

  • Starting wage: $18/hour + vacation pay. Employer is registered with Workers Compensation.

Accomodation:

Accomodation may be available for the right applicant.

Application instructions:

Please send resume and short cover letter to:
jonathansfarm@gmail.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 18 2022    ID: 64876