Farm Hand Position with City Beet Farm 2022 Growing Season 

About the Farm 

City Beet Farm is a small-scale urban farm located in Mount Pleasant, Riley Park, and Southlands in Vancouver. We grow vegetables and cut-flowers on 13 sites made up of front and backyards. We use mostly hand tools and ecological farming practices that improve the long-term health of the soil. We work alongside many neighbours and our relationship with the local community is very important to us. We sell our produce and flowers through our weekly CSA, pop-up markets and select grocers. We look forward to sharing knowledge and providing a collaborative and supportive work environment. 

Job Description

Our farm hand will be involved in all aspects of our business from seeding to selling. You will work alongside us during the season with tasks such as weeding, bed prep, transplanting, seeding, harvesting, processing, market prep and other daily jobs at the farm. We'll get an early start most days (last season we started at 8:00 am, and earlier during the heatwaves), and our CSA pickup is on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 6:30 pm.

Job Details

Position: Farm Hand (one or two positions)

Hours: The position will be three or four days a week (approx. 24- 32 hours per week), starting mid-late May through October. Depending on funding and what works for all involved, one of the positions could be just two days a week. 

Compensation: $19.5/hr 

Eligibility: This position is partially funded by Canada Summer Jobs, so the Farm Hand must be 30 years of age or younger, and legally entitled to work in Canada. 

Please note that while we do have flexibility to work with your availability, our big harvest day is usually Sunday, so it's best if you can work then!

Desired Attributes

We are looking for someone with previous farming experience and an interest in sustainable farming, building community and local food. A good work ethic and physical fitness are key, with the desire to work and learn in all weather. We are looking for someone who can work cooperatively in a team as well as independently, and can be self motivated when it comes to completing tasks. 

The ideal farm hand would be reliable and dedicated with good communication skills and a sense of fun! We are a farm with many moving pieces and we are looking for someone who can learn our systems and work cohesively alongside us. A valid driver’s licence and experience driving with a trailer are an asset. 

We strongly encourage people who are underrepresented in farming and related fields or face barriers to employment to apply, including new immigrants and refugees, applicants who have not completed high school or previously been employed, women, Indigenous youth, members of racialized communities, and LGBTQ2SIA+ youth.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Liana at info@citybeetfarm.com by May 9th, 2022 at the end of the day with '2022 Farm Hand Application' in the subject line. We'll conduct interviews later that week.

Thank you for your interest in City Beet Farm, we look forward to meeting you!