OFFER: MARKET GARDENER FIELD MANAGER

- SEASONAL/PERMANENT POSITION -

 

Soleil’s Farm, a certified organic mixed vegetable market farm in the beautiful rolling hills of Bonshaw, Prince Edward Island, is looking to hire a field manager.

 

This is a permanent, full-time, seasonal (6 month) position ideal for someone who is committed to farming and interested in joining our 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/amongst peers and mentor. 

 

The work will be demanding both physically and mentally. We expect our team members to have an understanding of their personal limitations and boundaries, and a dedication to clear communication. This position requires a full commitment, in order to ensure the proper functioning of the farm.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Managing plant propagation

  • Managing field bed preparation and fertilization

  • Monitoring and improving the farm’s soil health (soil samples, cover crops)

  • 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 order preparation and delivery

  • Managing the farm’s hired crew

 

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum Grade 12 diploma;

  • Has at least one year of farming experience;

  • 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 lift 40 pounds with ease;

  • Works well independently and in teams;

  • Attention to detail and takes pride in their work;

  • Has a valid driver's license;

  • 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 June to December)

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

  • Wages will reflect the candidate’s skill set - ranging from $14 to $20

  • There is a 3 months probation period, starting 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 one farm related reference)

  2. A cover letter expressing your motivation for the position and your short, medium and long term goals

  3. A letter of recommendation from a seasoned farmer for whom you have worked.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Send your application by email to soleilhutchinson@gmail.com

Or at the following postal address:

Soleil’s Farm

891 South Melville Rd.

Bonshaw, PE

C0A 1C0

 

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered  -

 

***Application Deadline - February 16th, 2019***

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891 South Melville Rd, Bonshaw, PE |  soleilhutchinson@gmail.com  |  Tel. 902-218-5240