Farm Management Assistant Job Offer
WANTED: Passionate organic farmers to help us grow the most delicious veggies people have ever tasted!
Are you wild about local organic food and farming? Does the sound of working hard outdoors, growing and harvesting mouthwatering, fresh, organic vegetables sound like a dream? Would you love to work on a farm…. But also want to enjoy the pleasures of the city? Do you love the satisfaction of a good day’s work? Are you ready to take on some management responsibilities??
Then you may have stumbled upon the job opportunity of a lifetime. Here’s why.
We’re a fast-growing local organic vegetable, mushroom, and cut-flower farm right here in the Ottawa Greenbelt and we’re looking for ambitious, like-minded, farmer superstars to add to our farm team. We are literally 12 minutes from downtown Ottawa.
If you’ve ever dreamed about what it would be like to be a part of a movement that will change the way our community eats, one delicious organic bite at a time, then reach out now.
Warning: we are an uber committed company. If you’re just looking for any old job or don’t relish hard work, this isn’t right for you.
As part of the All-Star farm crew, you will be involved in all steps of the vegetable production process including:
- Washing and packing the produce
- Building, fixing, problem solving
- Pruning and maintaining greenhouse crops
- Delivery and errands
In addition to field work, there are a number of part time office roles that are available depending on your interests and skills:
- Social Media Manager: Taking photos, creating content, replying to comments, etc.
- Farm Executive Assistant: Assisting Jonathan in a wide range of administrative tasks including replying to emails, bookkeeping, grant writing, and data entry.
- Farm store manager: Creating memorable experiences for farm store clients.
- Events Coordinator: Organizing and coordinating farm events (yoga classes, tours, educational programs, workshops, etc.)
- Physical strength and endurance to work in the hot sun, the cold rain, day after day, doing the gloriously repetitive work of growing food. (The ability to lift 50 lbs repetitively.)
- Positive, HIGH VIBE energy, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor!
- Clear and concise communication style.
- Fast, efficient, and ergonomic work ethic.
- Equanimity and adaptability to thrive in a rapidly evolving, dynamic work environment.
- Curiosity and a desire to learn and continuously improve work methods.
And... Here are a few of the crunchy details
- May to November, 40 hrs/week
- 14-18$/hr (depending on skills and experience).
- Possibility of on farm housing (camper)
- A weekly basket of farm-fresh vegetables!
- This is a fully bilingual work environment (French & English) though the ability to speak french is not a requisite.
If you want to be a part of an efficient, fast-paced environment that will bring out your best, you may be exactly who we’re looking for.
To start the application process, email me a CV and a cover letter letting us know why you’re the perfect person for this position!
We’ll be reaching out to interesting candidates with the next steps to get to know each other including a zoom interview, a Myers-Briggs style personality test, and an on-farm working interview.