There are two main growing seasons at Wild Flight, with some overlap. The summer growing season goes from mid to late April until early November and requires 10 full-time staff. The winter season (November to April) is mostly comprised of packing vegetables for markets, requiring two full-time staff. See current job postings below.
No current job openings. The next round of hiring will begin late March, 2018, and early applications are accepted.
Position: Organic Market Garden Grower/Packer
Duration: Late April to early November. Must be able to commit to working full-time until the end of October.
Description: The work varies from week to week and will include transplanting, weeding, harvesting and preparation of produce for market, among other tasks. Experience is an asset, but we are happy to train people with a positive attitude who are keen to learn new skills. This work is best suited for people who are:
- Physically fit
- Enjoy working outdoors
- Are comfortable bending down and kneeling for extended periods of time
- Are alright getting their hands dirty
- Enjoy working as part of a team
- Can maintain a positive attitude despite the adverse conditions that all farmers face: mud, bugs, heat, rain, etc.
_ And truly believe that growing organic food is important work!
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 3:00pm with a half an hour lunch break. During July and August, we add an extra hour per day by starting earlier (6am-3pm).
Accommodation: Applicants should live, or be willing to re-locate to within a 30 minute commute of the farm location in Mara. That includes the communities of Salmon Arm, Enderby, Grindrod or Sicamous.
Renumeration: The starting wage is $15.50. Additionally, there will be a $1/hr raise/review at 3 months. Free organic vegetables available to take home at the end of each day is another benefit of employment on our organic vegetable farm.
How to Apply? Send your resume to Hermann Bruns, by e-mailing email@example.com or fax 250-838-6330. Please include a cover letter describing your motivation to apply for this job and the specific skills/experience you have that match the work description and would prepare you for the challenges or organic vegetable growing.
Find Out More: Newsletters posted to the Wild Flight Farm Facebook page contain more photos and descriptions of work on the farm.