Field Supervisor on Certified Organic Farm

Name of Position: 
Field Supervisor on Certified Organic Farm
Name of Farm: 
Wicklow Way
County where farm is located: 
Northumberland
Description of farm business: 
The Field Supervisor reports to and takes direction and guidance from the farm manager who is actively involved in the day-to-day farm operations. The farm team consists of 3-4 full time staff members plus the 2 farm owners. The Field Supervisor will lead the team in all duties required to grow, harvest and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables for market. Wicklow Way strives to produce above average quality vegetables and fruits and to exceed our customers’ expectations by providing a positive food experience. The Field Supervisor supports this mission through the cultivation of excellent produce and by creating a vibrant learning experience for our team members. The right person will love all aspects of farm work, fine detailed seeding, weeding, cooking, and eating and is also approachable and pleasant, a good communicator, easy to work with and enjoys all aspects of the farming lifestyle. Details of the work involved include a variety of tasks to ensure sufficient production to supply our 4 weekly farmers markets. Our dream is to bring someone on who is interested in farming as a career path and would like to make Ontario and Wicklow Way their home for the next few years.
CRAFT farm: 
no
Description of position: 
Hours: This is a seasonal salaried position starting April 1st, 2018 to the end of November, 2018. The hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 6:30 pm and Saturdays being spent at a local farmers market. There is affordable, on-site, living opportunities if that is suitable for a prospective employee. The list below is a good example of daily tasks though there is some room for additions: o Seedling production o Care and feeding of hens and chickens o Cultivation/weeding o Transplanting o Pest management o Harvesting o Preparation of produce for markets o Maintaining daily journal entries o Crop/Harvest record keeping o Directing team members o Ability to drive farm vehicles o Excellent customer service o Maintain an organized and clean work environment o Attending a weekly farmers market This position requires the candidate to be or to have a: o Valid drivers licence o Basic computer skills o Physically fit o Strong work ethic o Enthusiastic o A team player with good leadership skills o Able to work both independently and within a team o Willing to work in all weather conditions o Some experience with a tractor & roto-tiller o A sense of humour o Appreciation of cooking and eating well o A non-smoker Salary will be negotiated depending on experience.
Duration of position: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 to Friday, November 30, 2018
Contact: 
Name: 
Elaina Asselin
Phone: 
905-355-5260
Deadline for application: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018