Employment

Natalie and Caleb potting up tomatoes in the greenhouse / Natalie et Caleb repiquent les tomates dans la serre

Job Posting: ORGANIC FARMING INTERNSHIP

Title: Organic Greenhouse Production Assistant
Salary: $12/h
Hours: Weekdays and some weekends, hours according to season, 40h/week
Dates: May – October 2018

The intern will participate in all aspects of greenhouse seedling and vegetable production on our certified organic farm. This includes: production techniques and tools, construction, management and record-keeping, transition to field production, harvesting, marketing, and assisting in general farmwork.

Applicants should have an interest in small-scale organic agriculture, should be capable of working with heavy loads and in diverse weather conditions, and should be able to work independently and in a group setting and in both official languages.

This internship is part of the Agriculture Canada Career Focus program. Participants must be 30 years or younger at the beginning of the internship, have graduated in the last three years from a university, college, DEP or CEGEP, have not participated in any other Youth Employment Strategy program, and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Please send your CV and letter of introduction to fermelevetot@gmail.com before Jan 31

 

Job Posting: FARM ASSISTANT
Salary: Beginning at Quebec minimum wage, increase depending on experience
Hours: Weekdays and some weekends, hours according to season, 40h/week
Dates: May – October 2018

Job description:
The farm assistant will work with the farm managers in all aspects of vegetable production and marketing, including:

– Harvest and packing for CSA and farmer’s market.
– Greenhouse work: seeding, watering, and maintenance
– Field work: weeding, seeding, transplanting, irrigation, cultivation, trellising, etc.
– Participation in farm events: CSA deliveries, farmer’s market.

Qualifications:

– Interest in working on an organic farm and learning farm systems
– Strength and endurance
– Prior work on a farm and/or doing other outdoor physical work
– Experience with tools and building materials
– Ability to work well with others and on your own
– Bilingualism is an asset
– A driver’s license is an asset
– A positive attitude is a must!

Skills you will learn include:

– Crop management and planning
– CSA management and marketing
– Organic pest and weed control
– Season extension methods
– Hand tool and tractor work, and equipment maintenance
– Access to our farm library

Contact: Richard Williams and Charlotte Scott
fermelevetot@gmail.com