FARM WORKER – GUELPH


Posted:

May 8, 2018

Job Title:

Farm Worker

Company:

Ignatius Jesuit Centre-Ignatius Farm

Company Description:

The Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC) is a not for profit charity situated on 600 acres of woodlands, wetlands and farmland just outside of Guelph Ontario. IJC welcomes all and is home to Loyola Retreat House & Ignatian Training, Ignatius Farm, the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest, St Brigid’s Villa and Orchard Park Office Centre. Ignatius Farm is looking for passionate, imaginative, eco-minded individuals to help us care for the Ignatius organic farm. You will help build the Ignatius Farm vision of developing local food systems, innovative greenhouse production, eco-spirituality, community shared agriculture, and education programs. Ignatius Farm grows certified organic vegetables and berries for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers markets, local businesses and service agencies. The Farm’s programs include community gardens, acreage rentals, internships, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and several annual community events.


Job Type:

Full Time

Close to Public Transit:

Yes


Start Date:

June 4, 2018

Days:

8 week contract, 30 hours per week and 13 week contract, 30 hours per week


Duties:

  • Plant, transplant, weed, harvest and clean vegetables and berries according to Organic and Food Safetyprotocols
  • Perform field activities efficiently and effectively, to produce and prepare excellent quality vegetables for those who will eat them
  • Friendly and effective customer service for U-pick berries or Milton Farmers Market
  • Log activities and field production information
  • Utilize field and harvest tools safely and according to training provided
  • Support maintenance of tools, equipment, & structures
  • Weekend work may be required

Skills:

  • works well outside in all weather, at a good pace
  • Experience with farming, gardening, or other field work, and using basic tools
  • Solid basic math and customer service skills
  • Good communicator and team-mate
  • First Aid/CPR, Valid G class driver’s license an asset
  • Health and Safety mindfulness; physically fit

How to Apply:

Submit resume and letter of interest to officecoordinator@ignatiusguelph.ca Please indicate if you are available for the 8 week or 13 week contract. We thank all applicants in advance; only those selected for interviews will be contacted.   Deadline: May 21, 2018. Early application is encouraged