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OFFER: FIELD MANAGER

- SEASONAL/PERMANENT POSITION -

 

Soleil’s Farm, a Certified Organic mixed vegetable market farm, is hiring a field manager to join our team for the 2024 season.


This is a permanent, full-time, seasonal  position ideal for someone who is committed to farming and interested in being part of the core farming team.  


The position offers the opportunity to farm with limited investment and risk by providing a fully serviced farm (packing barn, storage facility, tractor, high tunnels, irrigation system) and the flexibility to explore your own markets and crops alongside peers and mentors. 

Soleil's Farm is committed to collaboration and strengthening our local food system, and helped start PEI's local food hub Grower's Station. We know the challenge of accessing land and infrastructure as a new farmer, and we are open to sharing land and facilities in ways that make sense. We encourage team members to dream about the projects they'd like to start here! 

Soleil's Farm team is small (7-10 full- and part-time crew members), and we require a strong team commitment and dedication to clear, kind communication from all team members.  


The work will be demanding both physically and mentally, and we expect our team members to have an understanding of their personal limitations.

Most tasks require quality work done at a quick pace, often under pressure. Ideal team members have quick hands and a commitment to improving task efficiency. We often describe farming as endless problem solving - the ability to roll with rapidly shifting priorities, and a positive & collaborative attitude are essential qualities on our team. 

 

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RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Managing plant propagation

  • Managing field bed preparation and fertilization

  • Monitoring and improving the farm’s soil health 

  • Managing irrigation system

  • Preventing and managing pests (weeds, insects, diseases)

  • Managing field and harvest records

  • Managing high-tunnel production

  • Harvesting, processing and storing vegetables

  • Marketing and preparing orders

  • Co-Managing the farm’s field crew 

 

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum Grade 12 diploma;

  • Has at least one year of farming experience, or warehouse experience, managing in a restaurant, or equivalent experience where quick work is required in a rapidly shifting environment;

  • Has a valid driver's license;

  • Seeks to build upon their current farming skills/knowledge and become part of the core farming team;

  • Capacity for physical work under variable weather conditions;

  • Ability to perform various repetitive tasks including (but not limited to) bending, squatting and lifting;

  • Works well independently and in teams;

  • Ability to take direction and ask for clarification when needed;

  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently;

  • Attention to detail and takes pride in their work;

  • Has a great sense of humour;

  • Values community, good food and playfulness!

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • The acquisition of plant production skills in a bio-intensive system;

  • Experience in direct marketing and wholesale distribution;

  • Development of communication and leadership skills;

  • The opportunity to run a successful certified organic vegetable farm without the financial stresses often associated with it;

  • The opportunity to develop your own farming sector and/or farm markets;

  • Work in a safe(r) space to express your authentic self and become the best damn farmer you can be!

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY EMPLOYMENT DETAILS:

  • Seasonal full-time position (45 hours/week from April 2024 to December 2024)

  • Schedule is 7:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Friday, including one unpaid hour for lunch

  • $20/hour

  • Access to veggies for personal consumption

  • A 3 month probation period will start at the hiring date

  • Work location: Soleil’s Farm - 891 South Melville Rd., Bonshaw, PE, C0A 1C0

 

Your application must include the following:

  1. A resume and contact information for two references (including at least one farm related reference or equivalent work experience)

  2. An expression of interest, including your motivation for the position and your short, medium and long term goals

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Send your application by email to soleilhutchinson@gmail.com

Or to the following postal address:

Soleil’s Farm

891 South Melville Rd.

Bonshaw, PE

C0A 1C0

 

  • Please note: incomplete applications will not be considered 

 

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