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Orchard & Nursery Manager

We are looking for a manager to help establish and expand our new small fruit orchards for production and education. The candidate must have experience in organic production and/or fruit and berry production. Since this role is in it beginning phases on the farm, the majority of time will be spent working in the vegetable production but the candidate will be responsible for orchard and nursery related activities when necessary. This is a rewarding outdoor job to learn new production practices and develop management skills. This orchard and nursery manager position is essential for production; the candidate must commit to a full season of employment.

Download Official Job Posting: LLF21 – Job Posting – O&N Manager

Responsibilities

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Availability on-demand in case of emergency situations regarding post-harvest production
  • Education/production Orchard Establishment
  • Sowing, planting, weeding and tending (irrigation, pruning, trellising, etc.) of crops using tools, small equipment and by hand
  • Harvesting, cleaning, and bunching products
  • Adhering to farm protocols and policies, which include food safety, farm safety, organic certification, and animal welfare standards
  • Communicating with other managers daily regarding work needs
  • Attending farmers markets when needed
  • Other farm duties as required

Qualifications

  • At least one season working on a farm, focusing on organic practices
  • Ability to work fast and smart while taking direction with a positive and constructive attitude
  • Ability to work well in both a group setting and independently
  • Ability to commit to a flexible work schedule with possible extended hours and weekend work
  • Strong prioritizing and time management skills
  • Takes initiative and pays attention to detail and quality
  • Physically fit, able to bend for long periods of time, lift items up to 20kg
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions (rain, sun, or snow)
  • Must have reliable means of transport; active class 5 drivers’ licence

Position Details

This position will be part-time and may become full time during peak season (July-September).
Duration: May until October.
This position will lead to full-time work as the season progresses. Duration: April until October.
Work schedule: TBD, typically 40-50 hours/week with flexibility to permit weekend work as needed.
Potential days off: Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays
Compensation: $15.20-19.00/hour depending on experience. Access to farm vegetable seconds.

To Apply

Please email your job package (cover letter and resume) to info@lindenlanefarms.ca
Deadline to Apply: March 15th, 2021.
While we invite all applications, only those selected for an interview may be contacted.

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